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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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