Tag: Indian Air Force

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
Indian Air Force's Jaguar fighter plane crashes in UP

Gorakhpur: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar crashed on Monday morning near Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh but the pilot safely ejected from the jet. The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to probe the accident, an official spokesperson said. The aircraft was on a routine mission from Gorakhpur.

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Indian rocket lifts-off with military satellite for IAF

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): An Indian GSLV-F11 rocket with a two-tonne GSAT-7A military communication satellite lifted-off from the second launch pad here on Wednesday evening. At 4.10 p.m. the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II, numbered GSLV-F11, by the Indian space agency, rose into the sky with a deep-throated growl, breaking free of its shackles. The […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force

Chennai: India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19 with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket, said Indian space agency. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its GSLV rocket will launch the 2,250-kg communication satellite, GSAT-7A from the second […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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India-US Air Force exercise 'Ex Cope India-18' from Monday

New Delhi: The Air Forces of India and the US will begin a 12-day joint exercise “Ex Cope India-2018” on Monday to provide operational exposure to their personnel and undertake mutual exchange of best practices for enhancing operational capability, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. It will be the fourth edition in the series of […]

  • Friday, 09 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
Scare as Sushma Swaraj's plane goes 'missing' for 14 minutes

New Delhi: In a major scare, an Indian Air Force plane carrying External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lost contact with air traffic control for almost 14 minutes on Saturday, the Airports Authority of India said on Sunday. Sushma Swaraj, who was travelling to Mauritius while on her way to attend the BRICS meet in South […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi for 40 minutes

Jodhpur: India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force’s frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI — an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes. The supersonic jet piloted by Group Captain Sumit Garg carrying Sitharaman took off from the Air Force […]

  • Wednesday, 07 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
First women fighter pilots likely to start with Mig 21 Bisons: IAF chief

New Delhi: The three women fighter pilots set to be commissioned in a fighter squadron in December are likely to fly Mig 21 Bisons, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Sunday. “According to me they will be sent to Mig 21 Bison (squadron). This will enhance their skills. I am not […]

  • 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