Air Force officials said that it is a matter of great pride for two generations of pilots to have flown a Su-30 sortie together on the momentous occasion of 60 years of the squadron’s existence.
On Tuesday, after the passing out parade, three choppers with smoke trails came thundering over the Sudan block of the NDA. The fourth chopper joined them as they started performing mid-air aerobatics.
The IAF’s squadron strength has dwindled to dangerously low levels, many jets are near the end of their operational lives, and the future looks uncertain.
Though the project has several layers of operation, the IAF would opt for online management of its maintenance systems through a web-based application.
Against an authorization of 42 fighter squadrons, the IAF currently has only 33 squadrons but the effective numbers are even lower due to poor serviceability and maintenance standards.
The IAF officers said that the Rafale will significantly enhance the capability of the IAF. Talking about the low serviceability of the Su-30, the IAF vice chief Dhanoa said that it is an issue.
All five personnel were on a weekend holiday trip to Chamba and were clicking pictures at the riven bank.
Contrary to official claims, Tejas is a winner
Most airbases have boundary walls but not every yard of these is monitored 24×7. Sentry posts are 300 to 400 metres apart. Electronic surveillance has come into in vogue but is still not employed across all airbases.
Defence Ministry is in the process of setting up a committee to review security at all armed forces facilities based on the “risk factor”, besides the audit undertaken by the individual services themselves.
More Quick Response Teams have been rushed to the Pathankot Air Base.
Ten security personnel remain in hospital at the base, many of them in serious condition, according to military sources.
The gunshots and blast were heard this morning during search and combing operation inside the base, IAF and Punjab Police sources told IANS.
The Indian Express had earlier reported in July 2015 that the Military Intelligence had sounded warnings that fake profiles of women were being used on social networking sites in order to extract confidential information relating to the ORBAT of various military units.
The Commission wants the Chief Information Commissioner to device a mechanism to handle applications appearing to be ‘vexatious’ even as it highlighted that RTI Act has not defined the term.