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P V Iyer, an unlikely soldier, continues to inspire

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

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

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

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

Rajnath Singh to perform 'Shastra Puja' in Paris, take sortie in Rafale jet

The defence minister will then take a sortie in the aircraft from a French airbase to gain first-hand experience of the fighter jet.

Air Marshal S K Ghotia takes over as chief of South Western Air Command

Air Marshal Ghotia replaced Air Marshal H S Arora, who moved to Air Headquarters as the Vice-Chief of Air Staff. Prior to assuming the present appointment, Air Marshal Ghotia was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command.


RK Bhadauria takes charge as IAF chief, says Rafale will be a game-changer

On being asked if IAF is better prepared to carry out another Balakot like strike in future, Bhadauria added that India was prepared then and will be prepared next time. "We will be ready to face any challenge, any threat," he said.

IAF MiG trainer aircraft crashes near Gwalior airbase, both pilots safe

IAF MiG trainer aircraft crash: Both the pilots, including a Group Captain and a squadron leader, ejected safely.

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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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.


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.


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.

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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.