Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa

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Abhinandan Varthaman will fly once declared 'medically fit': IAF chief

After his return from Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border late Friday night, Abhinandan Varthaman underwent a series of medical tests as part of a “cooling down” process.

Rafale, S-400 are a booster dose, says IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa

Addressing the annual press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, ACM Dhanoa said that the IAF “had been consulted at an appropriate level” when the government took the decision to procure only 36 Rafale aircraft.


Rafale deal, S-400 jets booster dose to Air Force: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

"It's a very good aircraft. We have got a good package and we have a lot of advantages in Rafale deal," Indian Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa said.

IAM will be key to meet PM’s 2022 human space flight target: IAF chief

India’s efforts to launch a human being into space is complicated as the mission will be attempted without a trial of sending animals into space, as done by countries, the IAM’s commandant Air Commodore Anupam Agarwal said.

IAF better equipped than China to tackle any challenges, says Air Marshal Dhanoa

Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, also said the IAF had no objection to the dual use of air bases for military as well as civilian purposes.

Indian, US air forces to deepen cooperation in Indo-Pacific region, says US Air Force chief

The US Air Force Chief said connecting capabilities of the two forces will be one of the priority areas to enhance interoperability. However, he did not give a direct reply when asked if the US would increase its military presence in the South China Sea.


Mi-17 chopper crashed due to detachment of tail rotor: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa

The IAF chief also paid homage to the seven military personnel killed in the crash. Dhanoa said there was no technical problem in the engine of the aircraft as the Mi 17 V5 fleet is still flying.

IAF to start process to acquire single engine jets this month

Chief of Air Staff B S Dhanoa said IAF is giving priority to the single engine fighters as the twin-engine fighters will cost more.

Arjan Singh was an icon, flying chief, philanthropist: IAF chief B S Dhanoa

B S Dhanoa also recalled that when the first three women fighter pilots of the IAF met Arjan Singh, it gave him immense joy that the glass ceiling was broken.

‘Not enough fighter jets is akin to playing cricket with just 7 players’: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa flags concern

The IAF’s authorised strength of 42 fighter squadrons “is the minimum strength necessary to dominate a two-front conflict”, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said.