Rafale controversy takes new turn after Hollande claim

New Delhi, Sep 21 : The controversy over Rafale fighter jet deal took a new twist on Friday following former French President Francois Hollande’s reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, triggering an attack by Congress and other opposition parties who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of […]

Opposition laps up Hollande claim on Rafale, targets Modi government

New Delhi, Sep 21 : The opposition on Friday launched a renewed attack on the Narendra Modi government after French media reported former French President Francois Hollande as claiming that the Modi government had favoured a private Indian firm for the offset deal and France had “no choice”. Shortly after Hollande’s comments that the French […]

Governments had no say in Rafale offset decision: Defence Ministry

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Amid media reports of former French President Francois Hollande claiming that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, the Defence Ministry on Friday reiterated that neither government had any say in the “commercial decision”. “The report referring to former French president Mr. Hollande’s statement that […]

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons

Washington/Beijing/Moscow, Sep 21 : The US has imposed sanctions against China’s military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its “malign activities”, prompting stern warnings from Beijing and Moscow on Friday. “Today’s actions are not intended to undermine the military capabilities or combat […]

Surgical Strike Day to enhance national prestige: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday criticised Congress leader Kapil Sibal for terming the observance of Surgical Strike Day as a “jumla” (gimmick), contending that the exercise will enhance national prestige. “This is only meant to increase the prestige of the Army. There is no politics in it. I must […]

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons

Washington, Sep 21 : The US has imposed sanctions against China’s military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its “malign activities”, including attacks on American elections. “Today’s actions are not intended to undermine the military capabilities or combat readiness of any country,” […]