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Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria to take over as IAF chief on September 30

Air Marshal Bhadauria, who became Vice Chief of Air Staff in May this year, will take charge on September 30 when incumbent Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa retires.

Army conducts exercise in Ladakh, runway reopened in India’s eastern-most village

The runaway in Vijaynagar is 4,000 feet long and at present is fit only for AN-32 aircraft operations.

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Watch: Air-to-air missile Astra successfully tested from Su-30 MKI jet

The air-to-air missile, which has a range of over 70 km, can fly towards the target at a speed of over 5,555 km per hour, a Defence Ministry statement said.

IAF's 17 Squadron to be resurrected Tuesday; to be first Rafale unit

The Rafale jets will come with various India-specific modifications, including Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low band jammers, 10-hour flight data recording, infra-red search and tracking systems among others.

Apache attack helicopters: what IAF’s lethal new acquisition can achieve

Among the Apache's modern capabilities are the ability to shoot fire-and-forget anti-tank missiles, air-to-air missiles, rockets, and other ammunition.

IAF's Shalija Dhami scripts history, becomes first female flight commander

The officer took over as flight commander of a Chetak helicopter unit at Hindon airbase. Flight Commander is the second in command of the unit.

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day

Abhinandan Varthaman, who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, will be conferred with the award on Independence Day.

IAF launches 'Indian Air Force: A cut above' mobile game for Android and iOS

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched its air-borne combat mobile game called 'Indian Air Force: A cut above'.

On Kargil Day, IAF Chief BS Dhanoa recalls: War would have prolonged... we broke the enemy’s will

BS Dhanoa said, "The IAF played a decisive role in the Kargil War. The war would have been prolonged with greater losses on the Indian side had it not been for the swift action of day and night bombing by the IAF aircraft."

Indian Air Force mobile game to launch on July 31: Here's everything to know

The Indian Air Force will be launching a new mobile game for Android and iOS smartphones on July 31. The upcoming game will let gamers play as an airforce pilot.

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Aero India 2019: Sarang, Tejas dazzle at air show in Bengaluru

The might of the Rafale jet was in full flow as it roared into the skies at the Yelahanka air base, the venue for the event, giving a dazzling display with breathtaking manoeuvres.

Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes in Bengaluru, two pilots dead

The plane crashed at the edge of the HAL airport compound, which is surrounded by several office and residential buildings.

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On its 86th anniversary, Indian Air Force displays power and preparedness

The Indian Air Force which was officially established on this day in 1932 will display an air show at Air Force Station Hindon in Uttar Pradesh to mark the day

Ahead of NDA Passing Out Parade, cadets demonstrate exemplary display of traditional military pageantry

Here are the photos from the PT and Equestrian Display ahead of the passing out parade of the 134th course at National Defence Academy in Pune.

Air Force Day rehearsals underway in full-swing

The Indian Air Force, Friday rehearsed for the upcoming Air Force Day celebrations at its base in Hindon in Ghaziabad.

First pictures: Mirage 2000 Fighter jet lands on Yamuna Expressway

In a first, a Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura as part of trials to use national highways for emergency landing.

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Sukhoi 30 aircraft crashes near Pune

The crash took place at about 5.30 pm near a village along the Solapur highway about 35 km from Pune city.

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Highlights from the Indian Air Force's 86th foundation day celebrations

The Indian Air Force on Monday celebrated its 86th foundation day in New Delhi and here are the highlights from the air show.

One of Indian Air Force's MiG planes crashed near Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

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One of Indian Air Force's MiG planes crashed near Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

MiG aircraft crashes in Himachal Pradesh See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Air Chief Marshal Leads ‘Missing Man’ Formation

To honour Kargil martyrs, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, led a four-aircraft MiG-21 ‘Missing Man’ formation flypast at Air Force Station Bhisiana, near Bathinda. The ‘Missing Man’ flypast is an aerial salute to honour the fallen comrades-in-arms. The Air Chief was on a three-day visit to the station. On this […]

Mortal remains of Siachen martyr flown to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Feb 15 (ANI): The mortal remains of Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed of Andhra Pradesh, who was among the 10 army personnel killed by a Siachen avalanche on February 3, was brought to Hyderabad on Monday morning. The remains of the martyred soldier were brought to the old Begumpet Airport area here by a Special Indian Air Force aircraft from New Delhi. After the wreath laying ceremony, the mortal remains was flown to Nandayal in Kurnool District by a Indian Air Force helicopter and from there to his native place by road for final rites.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.

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