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Indian Air Force (IAF)


MiG-27 is now a memory: He flew it first, watched its last flight

December 28, 2019 9:03 am

Friday’s event at the Air Force Station in Jodhpur was marked by a final farewell flight of ‘Scorpios’ from the Number 29 squadron — the only IAF unit that operated the upgraded MiG-27s — in a five-jet arrowhead formation flanked by Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft.

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.

Navy's MiG-29K jet crashes near Goa village, pilots eject to safety

November 16, 2019 3:01 pm

The Ministry of Defence Spokesperson said the trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. "During a training mission, after take-off from INS HANSA at Dabolim a Mig 29k trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav ejected safely," he added.

Indians in space: 12 of 60 IAF test pilots in shortlist, many out due to dental defects

November 16, 2019 7:05 am

Gaganyaan probables undergoing training at Yuri Gagarin cosmonaut centre in Russia’s Star City

'It's a deterrent, not a sign of aggression': Rajnath after Rafale sortie

October 08, 2019 9:08 pm

While the formal handover ceremony took place today, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020.

IAF Day: Squadrons that participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations

October 08, 2019 11:34 am

Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of the IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly in Tejas fighter jet

September 19, 2019 1:19 pm

A Defence Ministry official said the minister is "taking a sortie" in order to boost the morale of officers who have been involved in the development of "indigenously-made Tejas".

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

September 13, 2019 9:24 pm

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

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.

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

August 27, 2019 10:02 am

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).


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.

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

March 04, 2019 6:45 am

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