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What is MiG21 Bison, the fighter jet Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying?

The back-bone of the Indian Air Force, a MiG-21 Bison was shot down by the Pakistan Army on February 27. IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying this aircraft.

IAF initiates inquiry after Tejas fuel tank falls mid-flight in Tamil Nadu

The fuel tank caused a three-foot deep crater and a minor fire in Irgur village, news agency PTI reported.


Recovery team for An-32: ‘For 9 days, we waited in inclement weather’

The AN-32, which took off from the Air Force Station in Assam’s Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm, never landed at Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal’s Shi Yomi district.

AN-32 crash: Rajnath pays homage; cremations in Punjab, Haryana, Assam

Singh also met families of the deceased at the Palam Technical Area. “Met with families and friends of the deceased Air-warriors of An32 and shared my grief and heartfelt condolences with them. My thoughts and prayers are with them...” he tweeted.

An-32 crash: Remains of all 13 IAF personnel recovered

The An-32 took off from the Air Force Station in Assam’s Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm, and was scheduled to land at the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Aruanchal’s Shi Yomi district. However, the aircraft’s last contact with ground staff was at 12.55pm.

An-32 crash: Remains of 13 IAF crew recovered in Arunachal Pradesh

IAF An-32 crash: The development comes almost a week after the IAF announced that they retrieved a Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder from the crash site.


An-32 crash: IAF says operation to retrieve bodies hampered by inclement weather

Search teams recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the An-32 aircraft on Friday. 

Will ascertain cause of AN-32 aircraft crash, ensure it doesn't happen again: IAF chief

"We have recovered the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder...We will go into the detail (to ascertain) as to what happened and how do we make sure that it does not happen again," he told reporter.

No official met us, do we deserve this: IAF cook’s kin

More than three hours after the IAF announced that there were no survivors, Santosh’s parents, four siblings and residents of the slum in Race Course Club area had no idea where the body was, or if their presence was required at an airport.

None of 13 on board An-32 survived crash, says IAF

The wreckage of the transport aircraft, which disappeared on June 3 after taking off from the Jorhat airbase for the Mechuka advanced landing ground, was spotted Tuesday 16 km north of Lipo, not far from the China border.

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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.