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  • defence minister briefed on iaf s operational preparedness

    Defence Minister briefed on IAF's operational preparedness

    India | Jun 06, 2014, 08:12 PM IST

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was today briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks.  The presentation

  • iaf deployed 35 choppers for lok sabha polls

    IAF deployed 35 choppers for Lok Sabha polls

    India | May 08, 2014, 08:24 PM IST

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force deployed 35 choppers and ferried over 4,850 passengers across the country, including in Maoist and terrorist-infested areas in Chhatisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, for the Lok Sabha

  • iaf rules out counterfeit chinese parts led to plane crash

    IAF rules out counterfeit Chinese parts led to plane crash

    India | Mar 31, 2014, 10:43 PM IST

    New Delhi: The IAF today ruled out that its C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft could have crashed due to suspected counterfeit Chinese parts and said it had already sent some of the equipment from the

  • iaf lifts 425 stranded passengers between leh and jammu

    IAF lifts 425 stranded passengers between Leh and Jammu

    India | Mar 08, 2014, 07:17 AM IST

    Jammu :  The Indian Air Force Friday lifted 425 stranded passengers between Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region and Jammu city on a request by the local administration, a defence spokesman said."Indian Air

  • iaf struggling since 14 years to get its intermediate jet

    IAF struggling since 14 years to get its intermediate jet trainer

    India | Dec 31, 2013, 07:26 AM IST

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force  is facing a problem in turning freshly trained pilots into air warriors as it ist yet to operate its Stage-2 trainer aircraft HAL HJT-36 Sitara. The intermediate jet trainer

  • 12 tejas light combat aircraft will be produced every year

    12 Tejas light combat aircraft will be produced every year

    India | Dec 30, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

    New Delhi: Tejas, India's first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which is all set to replace the MiG-21 series, is a result of several years of design and development work from the DRDO.It was cleared

  • know about india s garuda commando force

    Know about India's Garuda Commando Force

    India | Jan 06, 2014, 07:07 AM IST

    New Delhi: In September 2004, Indian Air Force established its own special operations unit called the Garuda Commando Force, consisting of approximately 2000 personnel. The unit derives its name from Garuda, a divine bird-like creature

  • know about iaf s operation poomalai in jaffna sri lanka

    Know about IAF's Operation Poomalai in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

    India | Dec 29, 2013, 07:12 AM IST

    New Delhi: On the 4th of June 1987, India stopped the siege of Jaffna by the Sri Lankan army. It was a humanitarian intervention but also a symbolic gesture.  And the Sri Lankan president Jayewardene

  • iaf seeking to obtain initial operational clearance for

    IAF seeking to obtain initial operational clearance for Tejas: Browne

    India | Dec 14, 2013, 04:02 PM IST

    Hyderabad: With the phasing out of MiG-21 Type 77 aircraft from its fleet, the Indian Air Force is now seeking to obtain initial operational clearance (IOC) for Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas', which is developed by

  • iaf s golden machine mig 21 flies into history

    IAF's golden machine MiG-21 flies into history

    India | Dec 11, 2013, 06:49 PM IST

    New Delhi: One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, flew into the annals of history on Dec 11. The

  • iaf to fly mig 21 fl into aviation history

    IAF to fly MiG-21 FL into aviation history

    India | Dec 08, 2013, 07:40 AM IST

    New Delhi: The MiG-21 FL fighter, a variant of the MiG-21 that heralded the supersonic era in Indian Air Force (IAF) and dealt telling blows to Pakistan during the 1971 war, will Wednesday fly into

  • need for optimal utilisation of iaf resources nak browne

    Need for optimal utilisation of IAF resources: NAK Browne

    India | Dec 05, 2013, 09:11 PM IST

    Gandhinagar: Outgoing IAF Chief NAK Browne today stressed on optimal utilisation of resources in the force for maintaining operational readiness.“There is a need for operational preparedness with optimal utilisation of resources,” the IAF chief said,

  • iaf decides on sukhoi 30 for brahmos final tests from end

    IAF decides on Sukhoi-30 for BrahMos, final tests from end of 2014

    India | Nov 21, 2013, 07:23 PM IST

    Mumbai: The Indian Air Force has chosen its frontline Sukhoi-30 fighter jets as the platform to mount the supersonic BrahMos missiles, whose first test launch will be carried out by the end of 2014, a

  • air marshal arup raha appointed iaf chief

    Air Marshal Arup Raha appointed IAF Chief

    India | Oct 29, 2013, 02:37 PM IST

    New Delhi : Air Marshal Arup Raha will take over as the next chief of the Indian Air Force on December 31, 2013 after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne.Air Marshal

  • cyclone phailin army iaf navy alerted helicopters aircraft

    Cyclone Phailin: Army, IAF, Navy alerted, helicopters, aircraft kept ready

    India | Oct 12, 2013, 01:55 PM IST

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony has put all three armed force services on alert in view of the impending super cyclone Phailin raging towards the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast. Army has been

  • iaf planning fighter plane base in nyoma in ladakh says

    IAF planning fighter plane base in Nyoma in Ladakh, says Browne

    India | Oct 04, 2013, 05:05 PM IST

    New Delhi: As part of efforts to build up military infrastructure along the border with China, the IAF today said it plans to develop a fighter aircraft base at Nyoma in Ladakh and is upgrading

  • iaf has much less combat jets than sanctioned strength

    IAF has 'much less' combat jets than sanctioned strength: Browne

    India | Oct 04, 2013, 04:53 PM IST

    New Delhi: The IAF is operating with “much less” aircraft than its authorised strength of 42 combat squadrons and in case of any further delay in the proposed 126 fighter jet deal, the force levels

  • iaf may deploy additional sukhoi squadron at chabua base in

    IAF may deploy additional Sukhoi squadron at Chabua base in Assam

    India | Oct 02, 2013, 08:15 PM IST

    Chabua (Assam): An additional squadron of advanced combat aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI is likely to be stationed at the Indian Air Force's eastern-most station in view of the strategic importance of the base.  Sharing the news here,

  • facts to know about indian air force

    Facts to know about Indian Air Force

    India | Mar 02, 2014, 07:23 AM IST

    New Delhi: From 1948 to the Kargil conflict, the Indian Air Force ( IAF) has always exhibited its winning capabilities. IAF's professional and prompt operations in peace time, at home and abroad and in peacekeeping,

  • iaf chopper makes emergency landing

    IAF chopper makes emergency landing

    India | Sep 30, 2013, 08:47 PM IST

    Rajkot: An Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maktanpar town near Wankaner taluka of Morbi district today due to a technical snag, officials from the force said.The chopper—Chetak SA 316 B—had taken