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Indian Air Force (IAF)


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.

Toll exemption to defence personnel only if they are travelling on duty, says NHAI

February 20, 2020 5:14 am

This was clarified by the NHAI headquarters in New Delhi in reply to queries by The Indian Express through the Right to Information Act seeking details of exemption from paying toll to defence personnel, especially in light of the introduction of FASTags.

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


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