Tag: Iaf

AN-32 crash: Bad weather hampers operation to retrieve bodies

Itanagar: A search operation to retrieve the mortal remains of six of the 13 people who were killed in the AN-32 crash on June 3 were hampered due to inclement weather in the area, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Saturday. The first seven bodies were recovered on Thursday. The IAF said that Cheetah and […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Team of Garud commandos, porters, hunters on way to AN-32 crash site on foot: IAF

New Delhi: The operation to retrieve the bodies of the 13 air warriors on board the ill-fated AN-32 aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh remained suspended Tuesday, even as a ground team comprising Garud commandos, civilian porters and hunters was on its way to the site on foot, IAF officials said. Shillong-based IAF spokesperson Wing […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
2009 Swiss aircraft buy: CBI books Sanjay Bhandari, IAF officials

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said it had a registered a case against arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, officials of Swiss company Pilatus Aircrafts Ltd and some unknown officials of the Indian Air Force and the Defence Ministry in the 2009 trainer aircraft deal case. After registering the FIR, the investigating […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
An-32 to continue flying in mountains: IAF chief

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said that the An-32 aircraft will continue to fly in the mountains as there was no other option. His remarks come over two weeks after an An-32 crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, killing all 13 people on board.

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Pakistan didn't enter Indian airspace after Balakot: IAF Chief

Gwalior: Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa has said that Pakistani fighter planes did not enter Indian air space after the February Balakot strike. Talking to the media here the Indian Air Force Chief said: “I want to make it clear that Pakistan never entered the Indian airspace after the Balakot operation. “None of them let […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
IAF's Jaguar suffers bird hit, lands safely in Ambala

Ambala: It was narrow escape for an Indian Air Force Jaguar pilot on Thursday in an air base here when a bird hit the aircraft, officials said. One of the engines of the aircraft failed after being hit by the bird. The pilot, however, managed to land safely.

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
IAF making efforts to airlift rescue team from crash site

Itanagar: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is making all efforts to airlift the stranded 12-member rescue team from the site where the AN-32 aircraft crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, an IAF official said Saturday. The team is stranded in the border area of Siang and Shi-Yomi districts for 17 days now at a height of 12,000 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
IAF retrieves stranded rescue team from AN-32 crash site

Guwahati: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday evening retrieved all the 15 members of the search and rescue team engaged in the search of the AN-32 aircraft who got stranded in the crash site along the Indo-China border, said defence spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh. Singh said the 15-member search and rescue team was […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
IAF contingent lands in France for 'Garuda-VI' air exercise

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force contingent has landed in Mont-de-Marsan in France to participate in a bilateral exercise ‘Garuda-VI’ with the French Air Force. The IAF contingent was received by Colonel Gaudillere, Base Commander, Air Base Mont-De-Marsan. The IAF will be participating in a bilateral exercise with the French Air Force from July 1 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Tejas plane fuel tank falls on TN farm

Chennai: An additional fuel tank of Tejas, a light combat aircraft (LCA) which was on a regular sortie, fell down on a farm land near Sulur Air Base near Coimbatore on Tuesday morning, said an official. The fall of the fuel tank at about 8.40 a.m. resulted in a small crater in the land but […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
First Rafale to be delivered in 2 months: French Ambassador

Bhopal: French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler Friday said the first Rafale fighter aircraft will be delivered within two months and it will be “perfectly on time”. The senior diplomat told PTI on the sidelines of a function here that all 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
IAF on spares buying spree

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has been on a spares buying spree for almost its entire fleet, from fighters, transporters to helicopters. Several bids have been invited from the vendors for spares which will go into the maintenance of ageing Mig-21s, newer Mirage-2000s and Su-30s apart from An-32 and IL-76 transporters and Mi-17 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Army's new bid to recover 1968 An-12 crash victims' bodies

Shimla: Fifty-one years after an Indian Air Force An-12 transport aircraft crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh killing all 102 on board, the Indian Army on Friday announced it would launch another operation to recover the over 90 missing bodies. The aircraft went missing over the Rohtang Pass on its way back to […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US

New Delhi: US aerospace major Boeing on Saturday handed over the first four of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force while another batch of four choppers will be delivered next week. The delivery of the first batch of the AH-64E Apache helicopters to the IAF at the Hindan air base came […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Surgical strike, Abhinandan in IAF's new mobile gaming app

New Delhi: If you have always been fascinated by the idea of flying a fighter aircraft on a combat mission for the Indian Air Force (IAF), you can do it right from the comfort of your living room now. The IAF launched an app on Wednesday that allows you to play a combat game on […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021