The IAF’s AN-12 aircraft, built by the erstwhile Soviet Union, had gone missing on February 7, 1968.
According to the response provided by the IAF, its frontline transport aircraft, the C-17 and the C-130J Super Hercules, undertook 91 sorties to transport bundles of currency from security printing presses and mints to various destinations across the country.
The ‘Himalayan Dragons’ based at Air Force Station Sarsawa were tasked with undertaking the challenging rescue operation.
After Pasighat, Nirmala Sitharaman proceeded to visit the Air to Ground weapons range at Dullong Mukh.
The exercise will be conducted in two separate phases for western and northern borders across India and deep over the Indian waters. More than 15,000 IAF personnel, including 300 officers, will move from their bases during the exercise.
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.
The accused, Arun Marwaha (51), was arrested for allegedly leaking classified information about three new tri-service agencies with the women — believed to be working for a foreign spy agency
IAF chopper crash: The incident took place at Sumoimari Chapori, a police officer told IANS, adding that Defence and IAF personnel were on their way to Majuli.
Arun Marwaha (51) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sharing classified information about three new tri-service agencies with the women — believed to be working for a foreign spy agency. Police said Marwaha deleted all his chats with the women.
From snow storms that piled up a huge mass of snow outside their tents to the sun that refused to get weary even after shining all day or the sub-zero temperatures to the arduous treks, the five Air Force personnel saw it all
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to call a meeting among the stakeholders of the proposed Purandar airport — including the Maharashtra Airport Development Authority (MADC), the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) — to take a final call on the requisite go-ahead for the airport from the IAF. […]
The IAF is likely to start the process later month to acquire a fleet of single engine fighter jets which are expected to significantly enhance its overall strike capability. It is also looking at procuring various other platforms and weapons systems.
Last week, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa had said IAF is capable of effectively countering any threat from China and Pakistan simultaneously in a two-front war.
Addressing Indian Air Force personnel on Sunday, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said that IAF is prepared to fight a war at a short notice and face any security challenge posed to the country.
Air force chopper crash LIVE updates: The Mi-17 V5 helicopter was on an air maintenance mission when it crashed at around 6 am. Follow for the latest details.