Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force News

IAF shows radar image of Pak F-16 being shot down during February skirmish

While addressing the media, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said, "The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27 but also that IAF MIG 21 Bison shot down the F-16." 

Intercepts, Awacs photos: IAF underlines it got Pakistan F-16

The camera and radar images, which prove that the F-16 was shot down, have been lost with the Mig-21 Bison aircraft — piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan — which crashed on the Pak side of the LoC, officials said.


IAF's MiG 27 aircraft on routine mission crashes near Rajasthan's Jodhpur, pilot ejects safely

This is the second crash of MiG 27 in 2019. On February 12, a MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Pokhran range in Rajasthan, with the pilot inside. However, the pilot had ejected safely before the fighter aircraft hit the ground.

Chandigarh Air Force Station: Always first to get new type of aircraft for IAF

While fighter aircraft are no longer stationed in the city’s air base yet, the first squadron to induct MiG-21 (Type 77) aircraft, No. 28 Squadron, was based in Chandigarh in 1963.

Nomad arrested for entering Halwara IAF station

FIR was registered under the section 3(1)(a) of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 against the man at Sudhar police station. He was sent in judicial custody at Ludhiana central jail by a local court Thursday.

Meet the people who shared space with IAF pilot Abhinandan on poster

The EC had written to presidents, chairpersons and general secretaries of all recognised parties Saturday, drawing their attention to an old circular dated December 4, 2013.


Strike Force: The challenges in IAF’s upgrade roadmap

If the Indian Air Force’s strike at Balakot drew a new red line for Pakistan, Islamabad’s retaliation underscored that air deterrence is key in any escalation ladder. The Indian Express examines the IAF’s upgrade roadmap to explain the new challenge

IAF's MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

This comes a week after a Mi-17 chopper crashed in an open field near Garend Kalan village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. One civilian and six IAF personnel were killed in the incident.

IAF pilots were on mission to destroy terror facility in Pak, not to shower petals: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh said Pakistan's desperation after the air strike in Balakot was reasonable, but it is sad that a few people in India are in a shock and asking for proof of its success.

RSS praises Air Force, Modi govt for airstrike in Pakistan

"The meeting passed an 'abhinandan prastav' lauding the IAF for the air strike and also praised the government for this decision," RSS joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidya RSS told reporters.

Indian Air Force Photos

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.

Indian Air Force Videos

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.

MiG aircraft crashes in Himachal Pradesh See more:


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

MiG aircraft crashes in Himachal Pradesh See more:

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.