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Indian Air Force


Rafale in India LIVE updates: PM Modi welcomes arrival of five Rafale jets in Ambala

July 29, 2020 4:42 pm

Rafale Jets in India LIVE News updates: The five fighter aircraft, which were flown by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, arrived here after covering a distance of 7,000 km with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop in the United Arab Emirates.

Five Rafale jets on way, India ups diplomatic game against China

July 28, 2020 7:51 am

India had bought 36 twin-engine fighter planes from Dassault Rafale through an inter-governmental agreement signed in 2016. All 36 aircraft are scheduled to arrive by end of 2021.

Air Force Commanders’ meet ends, IAF chief outlines Vision 2030

July 25, 2020 6:03 am

During the conference, a “series of discussions and reviews on operational preparedness and strategies for countering security threats envisaged across the entire spectrum” were taken up.

The relentless march of a garrison town

July 20, 2020 12:51 pm

In its journey from ‘Umbala’ to Ambala, the Haryana town and district has emerged as home to the oldest cantonment and the oldest air force station. When six Rafale fighter Jets are inducted into the No. 17 Squadron on July 27, it will be yet another tryst with history for this garrison town

‘Resurrected’ Golden Arrows to fly Rafale

July 20, 2020 12:52 pm

The ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron was commanded by then Air Chief BS Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999.

US aerospace major Boeing completes delivery of 37 military helicopters to India

July 10, 2020 9:03 pm

Boeing said it completed delivery of all 22 Apache and 15 Chinook military helicopters to the IAF and is fully committed to meet the operational needs of the Indian armed forces.

IAF leadership discusses Ladakh situation in biannual conference

July 03, 2020 1:25 am

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria inaugurated the two-day conference though videoconferencing, “a first of its kind effort in the backdrop of the prevailing security environment and COVID-19 pandemic”.

Citing defence of borders, Govt clears purchase of fighter aircraft, missiles

July 03, 2020 7:13 am

The situation along the LAC in Ladakh remains tense, even after three rounds of discussions at the level of Corps Commanders, the most recent on Tuesday.

What is Astra missile?

July 02, 2020 6:28 pm

Indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra is designed to be mounted on a fighter aircraft and is also designed to engage and destroy highly manoeuvring supersonic aircraft.

IAF modifies Mi-17 helicopters for locust control spray

July 01, 2020 1:52 pm

IAF officials say that being an indigenously developed system, the ALCS would offer inherent advantages of in-house maintenance, future upgradeability, saving of foreign exchange, and help in making the country self-reliant in aviation-related technology.


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

June 22, 2020 6:14 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.

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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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.