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  • Apache attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at

    Apache attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at Pathankot on September 3

    India | Aug 30, 2019, 09:38 PM IST

    The AH-64E Apache for the Indian Air Force completed successful first flights in July 2018. The first batch of Indian Air Force crew began their training to fly the Apache in the US in 2018.

  • IAF plans to procure 21 MiG-29, 12 Sukhoi-30 fighter jets

    Indian Air Force plans to procure 21 MiG-29, 12 Sukhoi-30 fighter jets

    India | Aug 29, 2019, 11:38 PM IST

    To boost its dwindling fighter squadron strength, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to acquire 33 new combat aircraft including 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi 30s. It has pushed a proposal in front of the government, after which the Defence Ministry has decided to hold a high-level meeting in the next few week, in this regard.

  • IAF

    Indian Air Force to get 'building blaster' Spice-2000 bombs by mid-September

    India | Aug 28, 2019, 09:55 PM IST

    The Indian Air Force had signed a contract with Israel in June this year for acquiring more than 100 Spice 2000 bombs under the emergency procurement powers of the services given by the Narendra Modi government.

  • IAF South Western Command performs humanitarian rescue

    Brave IAF pilots carry out daring operations to rescue civilians in flood hit areas

    India | Aug 26, 2019, 03:30 PM IST

    A team of IAF personnel demonstrated a sample humanitarian rescue operation at the headquarters of IAF South Western Air Command (SWAC) in Gandhinagar. 

  • Age is just a number: Vintage MiGs, old vehicles still ply

    Age is just a number: Vintage MiGs, old vehicles still ply in India

    India | Aug 25, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

    Lack of regulations along with tight budgets and wide range of choices have both commoners and the government in a fix over replacement of vintage equipment ranging from more than 50-year-old MiG-21 fighter planes to humble passenger cars.

  • Imports, indigenous production of fighters will boost IAF

    Imports, indigenous production of fighters will boost IAF strength

    India | Aug 25, 2019, 10:48 AM IST

    Air Force veterans are of the opinion that there should be more lines of production apart from incentivisation of the private sector in order to bridge the shortfall that the country is facing in numbers of its fighter fleet.

  • Accidents cause worry for IAF's dwindling numbers

    Accidents cause worry for IAF's dwindling numbers

    India | Aug 25, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

    If depleting numbers in the fighter fleet of Indian Air Force (IAF) are a cause of concern, lack of procurement and delay in indigenous production are not the only reasons. India regularly loses aircraft in accidents and over the past five years, nearly one squadron has been lost to crashes.

  • Three IAF personnel killed as truck falls into gorge

    Three IAF personnel killed as truck falls into gorge

    India | Aug 21, 2019, 01:47 PM IST

    Barmer District Superintendent of Police Shivraj Meena said the truck carrying eight soldiers was coming from an Air Force station in Chauhatan town when it lost balance and fell into a gorge.   

  • IAF always cautious and alert: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa

    IAF always cautious and alert: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa

    India | Aug 20, 2019, 09:05 PM IST

    "We have seen their (Pakistan's) deployment. The Indian Air Force is always cautious. We are responsible for air defence and we are always alert," Dhanoa said when asked about the situation at the Indo-Pak border.

  • Gujarat floods

    Indian Air Force to the rescue: Hundreds of lives saved in Gujarat floods

    India | Aug 12, 2019, 07:06 PM IST

    Western and Southern parts of the country are battling floods in the wake of heavy rains. Lakhs of people in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are in need of help. The Indian armed forces and other agencies have stepped-in to provide help and rescue citizens stuck amid the floodwaters. Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are stepping in with their men and machines to help authorities, police and agencies like National Disaster Respose Force (NDRF).

  • Indian Army, IAF on high alert after Centre revokes Article

    Indian Army, IAF on high alert after Centre revokes Article 370 in J&K; 8,000 paramilitary troops airlifted

    India | Aug 05, 2019, 02:21 PM IST

    All security forces formations, including Indian Air Force and Indian Army, have been put on 'high alert' following the government revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday. According to reports, Union Home Ministry has directed all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and central security agencies to take "necessary precautions" and step up protection of their campuses and movements by issuing specific advisories.

  • Mumbai Rains: IAF rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane;

    Mumbai Rains: IAF rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane; heavy rainfall expected in next 24 hours

    India | Aug 04, 2019, 06:23 PM IST

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday deployed helicopter in the rescue operation and airlifted around 58 stranded people, including 16 children from the Ju-Nandkhuri village near Khandvali in Thane district, on the request of CM Devendra Fadnavis of additional assistance from NDRF, Air Force.

  • India needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, gain tech

    Balakot lessons: India needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, gain tech advantage

    India | Aug 02, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

    On February 26, Indian airplanes crossed the LoC into the disputed region of Kashmir and dropped bombs on a terrorist camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed located near Balakot town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Over 300 terrorists were reported killed in the airstrikes by various sources in India, a claim vehemently denied by Pakistan.

  • The app has been launched with the collaboration of

    Surgical strike, Abhinandan Varthaman in IAF's new mobile gaming app

    India | Jul 31, 2019, 09:33 PM IST

    The IAF launched an app on Wednesday that allows you to play a combat game on 10 different missions, including the surgical strike, using your mobile phone.

  • US aerospace major Boeing on Saturday handed over the first four of the 22 Apache attack helicopters

    IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US

    India | Jul 27, 2019, 04:08 PM IST

    Boeing said the first batch of the Apaches arrived in India and an additional four choppers will be delivered to the IAF next week. "The eight choppers will then move to the Pathankot Air Force station for their formal induction by the IAF, in September," it said. The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and is flown by the US Army.  

  • Jammu & Kashmir: Selected as flying officer in IAF, village woman motivating youngsters

    Jammu & Kashmir: Selected as flying officer in IAF, village woman motivating youngsters

    India | Jul 18, 2019, 10:37 PM IST

    Hailing from Billan Bowlian in Udhampur district, Thakur joined the IAF as a flying officer this year, one of the first few women in the country to have done so. Her motivational lectures, organised by the Rashtriya Rifles unit based at Bhadarwah, are inspiring youngsters, especially girls, in the state to make a mark in life.

  • Rafale will provide IAF strategic deterrence: Defence

    Rafale will provide IAF strategic deterrence: Defence Ministry

    India | Jul 18, 2019, 09:23 PM IST

    The Rafale aircraft will provide the Indian Air Force strategic deterrence and requisite capability to engage targets at long ranges, the Defence Ministry said, adding the training of the first batch of officers and technicians is underway with the French Air Force.

  • Former IAF airman donates Rs 1.08 crore to Defence Ministry

    Former IAF airman donates Rs 1.08 crore to Defence Ministry

    India | Jul 16, 2019, 11:48 PM IST

     A former airman of the Indian Air Force has donated Rs 1.08 crore to the Defence Ministry here.  

  • Balakot showed IAF's ability of precision bombing: IAF Chief

    Balakot showed IAF's ability of precision bombing: IAF Chief

    India | Jul 16, 2019, 11:03 PM IST

    The Balakot strike demonstrated the IAF's ability of precision bombing, Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa said Tuesday, asserting that it is capable of taking part in a full spectrum of conflict, ranging from "sub-conventional to nuclear". He said in case "we have correct coordinates, the Air Force is capable of doing all-weather bombing through clouds". 

  • Garima Abrol, wife of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol.

    Garima Abrol, wife of late Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, to join IAF

    India | Jul 16, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

    Garima Abrol, wife of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol who was killed earlier this year in Bengaluru while test flying a Mirage 2000 fighter jet, is all set to join the IAF. She has cleared the Services Selection Board (SSB).