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Indian Air Force (IAF)


In 15 days, four of IAF officer’s kin fall to virus

April 19, 2021 7:22 am

Arun Gaikwad, a superintendent (logistics) with the Indian Air Force, lost his father-in-law in January this year. His brother-in-law Rohit, who was admitted to Baner Covid Care Centre, died on April 3, mother-in-law on April 4, and another brother-in-law Atul on April 14.

Pune Airport to remain shut for 14 days due to runway resurfacing works: AAI

January 31, 2021 11:23 pm

The work, which began in October 2020, had already limited civil operations only to daytime. The airport remains shut for flights between 8 pm and 8 am.

IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets

October 15, 2020 6:18 pm

The IAF's Rafale project management team has an office in Paris headed by a Group Captain-rank officer. The team is tasked with overseeing the production timelines as well as coordinating training of the crew.

DRDO successfully test-fires India's first indigenous anti-radiation missile Rudram-1

October 09, 2020 7:58 pm

Equipped with state of art radiation tracking and guidance system, the missile system has undergone preliminary tests in the past with the help of an operational fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force.

Indian Air Force to hold recruitment rally in Rajasthan in October

September 23, 2020 6:39 pm

IAF recruitment 2020: The recruitment rally will be held from October 9 to 19 in Jodhpur. The online application process will be held between September 27 to 28 at

IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron, equips it with LCA Tejas

May 27, 2020 7:27 pm

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," "actively participated" in the 1971 war with Pakistan and had earned the sobriquet "Defenders of Kashmir Valley" by being the first to land and operate from Srinagar. The Squadron was "resurrected" on April 1 this year at Sulur.

IAF to operationalise No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore

May 25, 2020 4:53 pm

According to a PIB (Defence Wing) release, the squadron "Flying Bullets" will be operationalised at the Sulur Air Force Station on Wednesday. The Squadron will be equipped with LCA Tejas FOC (final operation clearance) aircraft and will be the second IAF Squadron to fly LCA Tejas," after the 45 Squadron based at Coimbatore.

WATCH: IAF choppers shower flowers in tribute to COVID-19 warriors

May 03, 2020 1:42 pm

An IAF chopper first showered flower petals on the National War Memorial, paying tributes to the police officials for their work and determination amid the nationwide lockdown.

Apache helicopter makes emergency landing near Mukerian

April 17, 2020 6:23 pm

The helicopter had taken off from Pathankot air base and was on a routine training sortie when the crew detected a technical failure and managed to land it without any damage.

Indian Army, Navy, Air Force reported 95 suicide cases in 2019: Govt

March 04, 2020 7:51 pm

The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), after conducting a number of studies since 2006, has listed domestic and personal problems, marital discord, stress and financial trouble as the major causes of suicides by armed forces personnel.


From Air Force day event, 15 photos that show India's air power

October 08, 2020 4:07 pm

October 8 is celebrated as the Air Force Day because on this day, the Air Force in India was officially raised in 1932 as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.

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