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Indian Air Force


South India gets its first Sukhoi-30 MKI squadron to keep an eye on Indian Ocean Region

January 20, 2020 5:09 pm

The 'Tigersharks' squadron of the Sukhoi-30 MKI jets integrated with the BrahMos cruise missiles was inducted by Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat in the presence of Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

Explained: The story of the MiG-27, the IAF’s now-retired ground attack Bahadur

January 03, 2020 12:34 pm

The Kargil war saw the most extensive role for the IAF since the 1971 war. MiG-21s, MiG-23s, and MiG-27s were used, along with Jaguar and Mirage jets.

IAF bids farewell to 'Bahadur' as MiG-27 roars through the skies for one last time

December 27, 2019 2:34 pm

The fighter aircraft, which played an instrumental role in the 1999 Kargil War, roared through the skies one last time after serving the IAF for more than three decades.

Towards jointness

December 26, 2019 12:05 am

A Chief of Defence Staff is welcome, points to reform roadmap for future — leading to joint theatre commands.

Pearl Harbor shooting: IAF says Air Chief Bhadauria, present at military base, safe

December 05, 2019 10:18 am

"The IAF Chief and his team are safe," said a spokesperson of the IAF. Another official said while the IAF Chief is staying at the US air force base in Pearl Harbor, the incident of shooting took place in the naval base.

AFCAT 2020 application process starts, exam on February 22 and 23

December 01, 2019 12:30 pm

AFCAT 2020: The AFCAT 2020 examination will be conducted on February 22 and 23, 2019 in two shifts for the recruitment of for Group A gazetted officers.

P V Iyer, an unlikely soldier, continues to inspire

October 30, 2019 9:57 am

He took to running, like a duck to water, and regularly ran 10-15 milers early morning. Once, in the dark of an early Delhi winter morning, he collided with a buffalo on Janpath road.

Govt has brought our military on par with powerful armed forces of the world: PM Modi in Maharashtra

October 18, 2019 8:39 pm

PM Modi said Congress-NCP leaders are not able to undertand the feelings of the people. "They were given a befitting reply during Lok Sabha elections. And now during assembly elections, their condition will become more worse," he said, adding that people will deliver severe punishment to them.

Balakot airtrikes were major shift in govt’s handling of terror: IAF chief

October 09, 2019 2:47 am

He said the present security environment in India’s neighbourhood is a serious cause of concern, and the Pulwama terror strike is a stark reminder of the persistent threat to defence installations.

Security environment in neighbourhood a serious cause for concern: IAF Chief

October 08, 2019 2:38 pm

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 87th founding day at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.


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

February 21, 2019 2:26 pm

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

February 01, 2019 8:44 pm

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

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

October 10, 2018 7:28 am

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

May 29, 2018 7:38 pm

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

October 06, 2017 5:26 pm

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

May 21, 2015 10:38 am

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.

Sukhoi 30 aircraft crashes near Pune

October 14, 2014 7:52 pm

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


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

October 08, 2018 8:05 pm

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.

July 18, 2018 12:51 pm

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

July 18, 2018 12:49 pm

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Mortal remains of Siachen martyr flown to Hyderabad

February 15, 2016 4:22 pm

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

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

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.