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Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa


Former IAF chief says Balakot strike was message that Pak will pay price for attacks in India

December 15, 2019 9:38 am

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa further said, “The government’s political will was very clear — to tell the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Pakistani establishment that such attacks would come at a cost and no matter where you are, be it Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) or Pakistan, we will get you. That is the message of Balakot,” he said.

Apache helicopters will enhance operation capabilities of IAF as strike force: Dhanoa

September 03, 2019 7:25 pm

"Apache AH-64E attack helicopters will replace the ageing Mi-35 fleet. A total of 22 Apaches are to delivered and the first eight helicopters have been delivered on time," he said.

These 3 things made IAF chief Dhanoa's last sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan special

September 02, 2019 4:43 pm

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa: "We have got two things in common -- both of us ejected (laughs); second, we both fought Pakistan. I fought during the Kargil war and Abhinandhan after the Balakot airstrike."

Amid Indo-Pak tension, IAF chief BS Dhanoa says air force cautious and alert along border

August 20, 2019 4:24 pm

The two neighbouring countries have exchanged heavy fire ever since the Centre scrapped Article 370, which gave special status to the Valley and bifurcated the state into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

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

March 04, 2019 10:11 pm

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

October 04, 2018 2:40 am

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

October 03, 2018 1:57 pm

"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

September 15, 2018 8:32 am

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

March 22, 2018 7:00 pm

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

February 04, 2018 9:48 pm

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.


IAF Chief B S Dhanoa flies MiG-21 sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman

September 03, 2019 8:15 am

Days before his retirement from the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Monday undertook his last fighter sortie on a MiG-21 aircraft with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.