Tag: Iaf

Pakistan takes media to Balakot, curtails interactions

New Delhi: Forty-three days after the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot, the Pakistani government took representatives of some Islamabad-based international media houses and foreign diplomats to the area but directed them not to “speak too long” to local residents. The Hindi website of BBC reported that one of […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Mirage fighter aircraft crashes in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Friday at the military airport runway in the city’s suburb soon after take off, an official said. “The plane crashed around 10.30 a.m.,” the official said. “Though both the pilots ejected from the aircraft, their condition is not yet known. They have […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Rafale procurement necessary to reinforce India's combat aircraft strength: Ex-IAF Chief

Kolkata: Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the political parties in the country should sort out the ongoing disputes over the Rafale fighter jet deal so that the procurement […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Rafale, S-400 will enhance our capabilities: IAF chief

Ghaziabad: Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said the induction of Rafale fighter aircraft, the S-400 missile system and the Apache and Chinook choppers will considerably enhance the IAF’s capabilities. “We are in the process of acquiring new combat systems… The acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft, the S-400 missile systems, Apache […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Modi hails Indian Air Force for protecting nation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for protecting the nation during wars and for its contribution towards disaster relief operations. “The Air Force that was established in 1932 with six pilots and 19 soldiers, is today one of the most powerful and courageous forces in the world,” […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
81 airlifted from Himachal; over 1,000 persons rescued

Shimla: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday resumed its rescue operation on the fourth day and airlifted 81 people, including six foreigners, from Himachal Pradesh’s snow-marooned Lahaul Valley. The rescue operation was hampered in the afternoon owing to the onset of snowfall in the high hills. Over 1,000 persons, including 30 foreigners, have been […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Government using armed forces to defend its decisions on Rafale deal: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of making the armed forces “pawn” in its political battle over the Rafale deal and said that it was not prepared to reveal the price at which the fighters jets have been purchased. Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the party will not drag the services […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Bhushan says IAF officials being pressured on Rafale

Ahmedabad: Senior Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan on Saturday alleged that to justify the changed Rafale deal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) officials were being forced to speak in praise of the new deal signed by the Modi Government. The opposition parties and many activists have been questioning the change in the deal […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
IAF MiG crashes near Jodhpur

Jaipur: An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG aircraft crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission on Tuesday, the Defence PRO said. Both pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. The MiG 27 fighter jet airborne from Jodhpur came down near Devriya village. The pilots avoided dense residential colonies and the jet crashed on an open […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
IAF's second Jaguar crash in three days

Ahmedabad: An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot escaped narrowly on Friday after the Jaguar aircraft he was flying developed a snag and crashed near an air base here in Gujarat. The pilot, a Squadron Leader, was returning to the Jamnagar Air Force base after a routine training mission when he detected the snag while landing, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Defence Ministry clears procurement of Barak missiles for IAF

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared two proposals to procure Barak Missiles from Israel and precision guided bombs for the Indian Air Force from Russia, together worth Rs 1,714 crore. According to the Defence Ministry, 131 Barak Missiles and associated equipment, under option clause will be bought from Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
IAF asks HAL for 83 more upgraded Tejas fighter jets

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has put in a formal request to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for an additional 83 Tejas Mark-1A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), an official said on Wednesday. He said the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the supply of 83 indigenous LCAs had been received by the HAL. It […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Prepared to fight at any time: IAF chief

Ghaziabad: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa, on Sunday said the Indian Air Force (IAF) is prepared to fight at any time. “Notwithstanding the pace of ongoing acquisition, modernisation, indigenisation effort and our desire for peace, we are prepared to fight at a short notice should the need arise,” Dhanoa […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India bids adieu to Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh

New Delhi: Hundreds of people including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the three Service Chiefs, bid a tearful adieu to Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh at a state funeral at Brar Square here on Monday. Arjan Singh, who led the air operations in the 1965 war with Pakistan, died at the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
IAF completes development trials of Astra air-to-air missile

New Delhi: Final development trials of indigenous beyond visual range air-to-air missile Astra were successfully concluded, moving it a step closer to induction into the Indian Air Force, an official statement said on Friday. The trials were conducted between September 11 and 14 over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast at Chandipur, with the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021