Tag: Indian Air Force

IAF chopper crashes in Arunachal, five dead

New Delhi: A Mi-17 V5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday killing five personnel onboard. The chopper crashed around 6 a.m. while it was on an Air Maintenance Mission, IAF sources said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
First women fighter pilots by year-end: IAF chief

New Delhi: IAF’s first three women fighter pilots are set to be commissioned by the end of this year, and a second batch of three more women pilots are now being trained for the role, Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday. “Last year we took a step forward by inducting the first […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
IAF to reach full squadron strength by 2032: Air chief

New Delhi: The fighter squadron strength of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will reach the desired numbers by 2032, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday. Addressing the customary annual press conference here ahead of the October 8 IAF anniversary, the Air Force chief said that as squadrons of older fighter jets […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India has 'Plan B', ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

New Delhi: Air force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said India is prepared to counter any threat from China and was also ready to face a two-front war. Addressing the annual press conference of the IAF ahead of Air Force Day, the IAF chief said they have a ‘Plan B’ to cater […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Nation bids adieu to Arjan Singh with 17-gun salute, flypast

New Delhi: Hundreds of mourners bid a tearful adieu to Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh whose last rites were performed amid a 17-gun salute and a flypast at Delhis Cantonment area on Monday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the three service chiefs, and several former chiefs and senior officers were among those […]

  • 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
Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

New Delhi: Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who was on Saturday admitted to Army Hospital (R&R) here after a suspected massive heart attack and in a critical condition, has passed away, a defence official said. He was 98. The end came at 7.47 p.m., the official said.

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
IAF Marshal Arjan Singh critically ill

New Delhi: Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh is critically ill and has been admitted to the Army Hospital Research and Referral Hospital here, the IAF said on Saturday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the former IAF chief in the hospital. “Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh is critically ill and in Army Hospital R&R. […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Indian National FC to meet IAF in Umesh Sood final

New Delhi: Defending champions Indian National FC will take on Indian Air Force in the final of the Umesh Sood memorial football tournament for the Himalaya Premier Cup to be held at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Saturday. Indian National FC qualified for the final after beating Sudeva Moonlight FC 3-2 while the Indian Air […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border

Guwahati: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning. A search has been launched to trace the aircraft and pilots. The Sukhoi took off from the IAF Tezpur air base, located only about 172 km from Indo-China border in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Su-30MKK fighters
IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam

Guwahati: An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said. According to official sources, the Su-30MKI aircraft took off from Tezpur on Tuesday on a routine training mission but lost radar and radio contact around 60 km north of Tezpur. Tezpur Air […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Women in IAF
IAF opens recruitment path for women NCC cadets with C certificate

New Delhi: In a path-breaking step, the Indian Air Force for the first time is opening the NCC special entry route for women cadets of the Air Wing who hold a C level certificate. Applications will be accepted online. Recruitment to the three services through the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is a three stage […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
C-295 aircraft
'India to acquire at least 60 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft'

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft. According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, due attention is being paid to all assets of IAF, fighters and transporters included, and that […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
DRDO tests smart anti-airfield weapon at Chandipur ITR

New Delhi: The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested an indigenous Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from an Indian Air Force aircraft, an official release said on Saturday. Designed and developed in the country, the 120-kg class smart weapon is used to destroy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures. Its long […]

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
Rafale will be game changer for IAF: Air Marshal Nambiar

Shillong: The Rafale fighter jets are “highly capable” and will be a game changer for the Air Force, Chief of the Eastern Air Command Air Marshal R Nambiar has said. All Air Force units in the region, except for some in West Bengal, will get the modern platforms, including the Rafale, the Chinook and the […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021