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Did Raksha Mantri mislead the country on Rafale deal?
Dassault Aviation chief Eric Trappier has made it clear it would take at least three years to deliver 36 Rafales to the Indian Air Force. Ajai Shukla reports. After several contradictory......
Why the Rafale deal will be a game-changer for India
The Rafale deal will bring a sea change in India's defence preparedness, says Claude Arpi. Nine years ago, the United Progressive Alliance government announced its decision to cancel the process......
Will the IAF not get its Rafales?
IMAGE: A Dassault Rafale combat aircraft seen during the inauguration ceremony of the Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka air force station on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Photograph: Reuters With the......
Rafale deal: Modi's Parisian blunder
The French have been rewarded for their obstinacy with exactly what they wanted -- an order for fully built Rafales without technology transfer, says Ajai Shukla. 'Make in India' has a nice......
The benefits of having a Gujarati prime minister
Narendra Modi knows how to calculate and remain pragmatic. Take the unexpected Rafale deal -- perhaps the first time a PM has considered the country's defence procurement as a priority, over the......
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