In March last year, Raha had said that women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes. On Thursday, however, Raha said he had “no doubt” that women could become fighter pilots.
Indian air force has dented the brass ceiling. The other armed forces must follow suit.
The Defence Ministry spokesperson said the fighter aircraft had taken off from Srinagar airfield on a routine training sortie; a court of inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the accident.
Talking about the new developments in bilateral military ties, the American Ambassador here, Richard Verma, noted that India faces a critical shortage of front-line fighter aircraft for keeping India’s air space safe.
The court has given time until August 27 and directed the Additional Solicitor General of India to apprise it of the steps taken and the progress made.
The local police and residents of nearby village helped in fishing out the bodies of the jawans.
The three officers have been identified as Mukhpal Singh Chahal (29) from Bathinda, Vikas Kumar (24) from Uttar Pradesh and K Kumar (27) from Andhra Pradesh.
Gripen fighter aircraft had came second to the French fighter Rafale in technical and financial evaluation.
An Indian Air Force aircraft landed on Yamuna Expressway on Thursday as part of trial run.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday gave in-principle approval to IAF to develop a stretch on the ambitious 302-km Lucknow-Agra Expressway as a road runway.
The deal to buy 36 Rafale jets in flyaway condition was announced by India during Modi’s visit to France in April.
The government now plans to conduct relief operations via road and rail, keeping economical considerations in mind.
PM Modi on his visit to France announced that 36 Rafale fighter jets would be bought from France in fly-away condition.
Despite bad weather, the IAF continued its rescue operations in Nepal.
A batch of 82 people belonging to Karnataka has reached Delhi in an IAF aircraft.