Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to call a meeting among the stakeholders of the proposed Purandar airport — including the Maharashtra Airport Development Authority (MADC), the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) — to take a final call on the requisite go-ahead for the airport from the IAF. […]
The IAF is likely to start the process later month to acquire a fleet of single engine fighter jets which are expected to significantly enhance its overall strike capability. It is also looking at procuring various other platforms and weapons systems.
Last week, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa had said IAF is capable of effectively countering any threat from China and Pakistan simultaneously in a two-front war.
Addressing Indian Air Force personnel on Sunday, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said that IAF is prepared to fight a war at a short notice and face any security challenge posed to the country.
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The Rafale combat jets will come with various India-specific modifications including Israeli helmet mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low band jammers, 10 hour flight data recording and infra-red search and tracking systems among others.
The Indian Air Force performed a late night drill of its Jaguar aircrafts at Ambala station on Friday. A video of its aircrafts taking off from the airstrip at Ambala in Punjab was posted by news agency ANI.
The estimated requirement of IAF is for 100 drones, sources said, adding that if a deal — most likely with San Diego-headquartered General Atomics — goes through, its size could be around $8 billion.
Marshal Arjan Singh is remembered with awe and respect for his heroic leadership of the IAF during the Indo-Pak War of 1965.
The UAV had disappeared from the radar of the IAF around 2.30 am and its last location then was Khanpur, sources said.
Developed by the DRDO, Akash missile system was planned to be inducted in the IAF from 1994 to replace the Pichora missile system. A medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defence system, Akash can target enemy aircraft up to 30 km away, at altitudes of up to 18,000 m.
The IAF chopper was requisitioned for evacuation of persons stranded in Sagalee in Papum Pare district after the road to Seppa was washed off by landslides triggered by heavy rains on Saturday, had airlifted 52 persons in five trips on Tuesday before crashing
Rajasthan IAF crash: This is second such incident, earlier, on July 4, an Indian Air Force chopper with three on board went missing near Sagalee in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Several teams of the army, police and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have been engaged in the search operation since early Wednesday morning despite inclement weather, with officials in Itanagar saying none of the parties had actually reached the site where the wreckage was spotted.
Farmers working in the fields had a lucky escape when the rocket dropped with a bang. No one was injured.