Indian Air Force

Result: 1- 8 out of 427 Article found
raf1

Beyond The News: Big plans in the air, not much on ground yet

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.

airbase feature

Air chief in Pune today to inaugurate IAF’s e-maintenance system

Though the project has several layers of operation, the IAF would opt for online management of its maintenance systems through a web-based application.

Read more: Indian Air Force
iaf5ft

New report on IAF: it can’t protect north-eastern and western frontiers simultaneously

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.

India Air Force, IAF, Sukhoi Su30, Sukhoi fighters, MKI fighters, Indian Air Force, Typhoon, Royal Air Force, Exercise Indradhanush 2015, RAF, IAF, Ashu Srivastav, RAF fighters, indian express

IAF: Don’t have the numbers to fully fight two-front war

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.

Read more: Indian Air Force
Police search of bodie of Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel at Ravi river near Chamba on Sunday. Express photo. 06.03.2016.

Chamba: Two IAF jawans washed away after sudden rise of water level in Ravi

All five personnel were on a weekend holiday trip to Chamba and were clicking pictures at the riven bank.

indian air force, IAD, IAF choppers, Tejas, IAF tejas, Rafale deal, India france rafale deal, light combat aircraft, IAF LCA, Bahrain International Air Show, india news, latest news

Taking Off

Contrary to official claims, Tejas is a winner

Ahead of the Pakistan JIT’s visit to probe the attack at the Pathankot air base, two of the three men who saw the terrorists from close quarters could not be located.

In fact: Pathankot attacks expose challenges in securing Air Force bases

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.

Pathankot attack, Pakistan, Pakistan pathankot FIR, pathankot attack Pakistan JIT, Pathankot terror attack, Pathankot airbase attack, Pakistan probe on Pathankot, terrorism in Pakistan, Jaish-e-mohammad, terror camps in pakistan, India-Pakistan relations, india news, pakistan news,

Pathankot attack aftermath: IAF completes security audit of facilities

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.

Read more: Indian Air Force
swat, india swat commando, swat commando india, punjab swat, swat punjab, indian army, india news

Pathankot attack: Operation enters third day, more forces rushed to air base

More Quick Response Teams have been rushed to the Pathankot Air Base.

pathankot, Pathankot attack, indian air force attack, punjab attack, Jaish-e-Mohammed, punjab terror attack, news, india news, latest news

Pathankot terror attack: Operation still on, death toll mounts to 7

Ten security personnel remain in hospital at the base, many of them in serious condition, according to military sources.

pathankot terror attack, pathankot attack, india pakistan relation, india pakistan peace dialogue, mark warner, Senator Mark Warner, US reaction on pathankot attack, pathankot attack news

Pathankot air base attack: Jawan injured while defusing explosive

The gunshots and blast were heard this morning during search and combing operation inside the base, IAF and Punjab Police sources told IANS.

Indian Air Force, honey trap, online fraud, Ranjith honey trap, ISI agents online trap, ORBAT, cyber crime, chandigarh news

IAF personnel arrest shows rising incidents of online ‘honeytrap’

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.

RTI, RTI act, Right to Information Act, RTI 10 years, RTI activists, RTI act india, india RTI, indian express columns

Ex-IAF officer, now whistleblower, bombards CIC with over 3,500 RTI petitions

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.

IAF women, IAF women fighter pilots, IAF women cadets, Arup Raha women pilots, IAF Arup Raha women cadets, indian express editorial, indian express

A barrier broken

The first batch of women officers will start piloting fighter jets by mid-2017. Even though women officers have been flying transport aircraft and helicopters for many years, this goes a step further.

Indian Air Force, Surya Kiran, Air Force aerobatics team, Surya Kiran aerobatics team, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hawk Mk132 aircraft, indian express

For Surya Kiran aerobatics team, IAF set to purchase 20 Hawks

Unlike the earlier Hawks, the current order will have Hawk AJTs with smoke pots and liveried in the colours of the Surya Kiran team. The order is estimated to be worth more than $500 million.