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France Hands Over Three Rafale Fighter Jets to India
November 22, 2019

France Hands Over Three Rafale Fighter Jets to India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Three French-made Rafale multirole fighter jets have been officially handed over to the Indian Air Force to date, according to a senior Indian official.

France Pitches Another Batch of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets to India
March 12, 2018

France Pitches Another Batch of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets to India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
French President Emanuel Macron considers the Rafale aircraft deal to be at the heart of the Indo-French strategic partnership.
The Rafale Acquisition Scandal: A Potential Threat to France-India Defense Relations
December 12, 2017

The Rafale Acquisition Scandal: A Potential Threat to France-India Defense Relations

By Vasabjit Banerjee and Prashant Hosur
The tortuous Rafale acquisition saga has put a dent in an otherwise robust defense relationship.

Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?
September 23, 2017

Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?

By Robert Farley
Will concern over technology transfer scuttle another aviation deal for India?

India’s Air Force Interested in 36 More Rafale Fighter Jets From France
August 30, 2017

India’s Air Force Interested in 36 More Rafale Fighter Jets From France

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force is strongly lobbying for additional Dassault Rafale fighter jets.

India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers
January 27, 2017

India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new carrier-based fighter jet this month.

India: Air Force Chief Wants 200-250 New Combat Aircraft
December 29, 2016

India: Air Force Chief Wants 200-250 New Combat Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The outgoing head of the Indian Air Force says the service needs 200-250 new fighter jets to maintain its edge.
It's Official: India and France Sign $8.7 Billion Deal for 36 Rafale Fighters
September 23, 2016

It's Official: India and France Sign $8.7 Billion Deal for 36 Rafale Fighters

By Ankit Panda
It took a decade, but the Indian Air Force will have its Rafales. The first jet will likely arrive in 2019.

India-France Fighter Jet Deal May Be Inked This Week
September 13, 2016

India-France Fighter Jet Deal May Be Inked This Week

By Franz-Stefan Gady
After a 16 month delay, a contract for the purchase of 36 French fighter jets could be signed within a week.

India-France Fighter Jet Deal Faces Further Delays
July 08, 2016

India-France Fighter Jet Deal Faces Further Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
France purportedly is insisting that India sign the final contract before the two sides conclude a 50 percent offset deal.

Indian and French Defense Ministers to Meet in Singapore to Discuss Rafale Deal
June 02, 2016

Indian and French Defense Ministers to Meet in Singapore to Discuss Rafale Deal

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The pending Rafale deal has been delayed for months. Will the defense ministers be able to break the deadlock?
AgustaWestland Graft Scandal Poised to Delay Conclusion of India-France Rafale Deal
May 10, 2016

AgustaWestland Graft Scandal Poised to Delay Conclusion of India-France Rafale Deal

By Ankit Panda
With renewed scrutiny of defense deals awarded under India's previous government, the India-France Rafale deal might be delayed again.

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