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WATCH: Tejas clears critical test after its first ever 'arrested landing' for naval deployment

The critical test, which was conducted in Goa today, has put India among a select group of nations having the capability to design a jet which can land on an aircraft carrier.

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

"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.


To fly Amit Shah, Kargil hero fakes mail, BSF opens probe

The probe was ordered when the BSF Air Wing, which flies the Union Home Minister, found that Wing Commander (retd) J S Sangwan, had allegedly impersonated his superior and sent emails to manufacturing giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T).

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

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.

Force of reform

Test of PM’s announcement of Chief of Defence Staff will lie in delineation of office’s powers. It needs a purposeful mandate.

Appointment of chief of defence staff will fill a void in India’s defence system

However, the mere creation of the office is not enough. This will need to be augmented by restructuring of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and creating integrated theatre commands.


Watch: India test-fires all-weather, all-terrain surface to air missile

The air defence system, QRSAM, was test-fired at 11.05 am from a mobile truck-based launch unit at complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here, DRDO sources said.

Eight women fighter pilots in IAF as on July 1: Govt

"The strength of women officers serving in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on July 1, 2019, is 1,905. Of these, eight are fighter pilots and 17 are navigators", Sripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Defence said.

Pakistan extends airspace ban along eastern border with India till July 26

Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26, after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot, following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

What the Apache attack chopper, IAF's new acquisition, means for India

Apart from the US Army, these aircraft have found their way into the defence fleet of several nations like Greece, Japan, Israel, Singapore and UAE.

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

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.

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival