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  • army iaf step up rescue efforts more troops planes deployed

    Army, IAF step up rescue efforts; more troops, planes deployed

    India | Sep 07, 2014, 06:10 PM IST

    Jammu: Armed forces today stepped up rescue efforts in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir where 12,500 people have so far been evacuated to safety by the army while air force pressed more planes and choppers into

  • prepared to tackle threats from al qaeda iaf chief

    Prepared to tackle threats from al-Qaeda: IAF chief

    India | Sep 05, 2014, 07:31 PM IST

    New Delhi: There is a threat from terror groups such as Al Qaeda but the country is ready to tackle it, IAF chief Arup Raha said today in the light of reports that the international

  • air force employee held for alleged spying

    Air Force employee held for alleged 'spying'

    India | Sep 01, 2014, 08:46 AM IST

    Chandigarh: An Indian Air Force (IAF) employee based in Pathankot in Punjab was arrested on the charge of passing on strategic information about the air force station to a Pakistani woman, police said on Sunday.SSP

  • iaf chief arup raha hints at induction of women officers in

    IAF Chief Arup Raha hints at induction of women officers in combat roles

    India | Aug 20, 2014, 10:21 AM IST

    New Delhi: Induction of women officers in combat roles in the Indian Air Force (IAF) now seems possible. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha indicated this in an interview with India Strategic magazine ( when

  • iaf to replace crashed c 130j medium lift aircraft

    IAF to replace crashed C-130J medium-lift aircraft

    India | Aug 20, 2014, 08:50 AM IST

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy one more Lockheed Martin C 130J Super Hercules medium-lift aircraft apart from the 12 contracted for to make up for the loss of one plane in

  • iaf gets sixth c 17 globemaster iii aircraft

    IAF gets sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft

    India | Jul 29, 2014, 03:29 PM IST

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift aircraft in the presence of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The aircraft also carries a World War II vintage 'Harvard' aircraft in

  • president condoles death of seven persons in iaf chopper

    President condoles death of seven persons in IAF chopper crash

    India | Jul 27, 2014, 02:49 PM IST

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the death of seven persons in Friday's Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district.An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF crashed in

  • 7 iaf personnel killed in chopper crash in up

    7 IAF personnel killed in chopper crash in UP

    India | Jul 25, 2014, 07:59 PM IST

    Sitapur(UP)/New Delhi: Seven IAF personnel including two officers were killed today when an ALH Dhruv helicopter in which they were flying from Bareilly to Allahabad crashed in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.The pilot of the chopper

  • iaf plans early induction of rafale combat jet

    IAF plans early induction of Rafale combat jet

    India | Jul 16, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

    New Delhi: India's negotiations with French aviation major Dassault for 126 Rafale Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for $20 billion "are progressing well" and the contract is likely "sooner than later in the current

  • iaf scrambles fighter jets as turkish plane sparks alert

    IAF scrambles fighter jets as Turkish plane sparks alert

    India | Jul 13, 2014, 07:46 PM IST

    Jodhpur: The Indian Air Force today scrambled fighter planes from air base here after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from Pakistan side using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert.Two MiG-21

  • iraq crisis indian air force puts aircraft on standby for

    Iraq crisis: Indian Air Force puts aircraft on standby for evacuation

    India | Jun 18, 2014, 11:34 AM IST

    New Delhi: As the security situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, the Indian Air Force has kept large and medium transport aircraft on standby for deployment at short notice.According to IAF, C-130 Super Hercules is

  • indian air force to launch video game to attract youth

    Indian Air Force to launch video game to attract youth

    India | Jun 13, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

    New Delhi: Seeking to attract the youth, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to launch a video game called 'Guardians of the Sky' in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy

  • iaf chief reviews su 30 fighter jet production facility

    IAF chief reviews SU-30 fighter jet production facility

    India | Jun 07, 2014, 08:42 PM IST

    New Delhi: IAF chief Arup Raha today reviewed the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Su-30MKI combat aircraft manufacturing facilities in Nashik.  The IAF chief visited the facility along with Secretary (Defence Production) G S Pati and

  • 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 chief meets pm

    IAF chief meets PM

    India | Jun 02, 2014, 05:24 PM IST

    New Delhi: IAF chief Arup Raha today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the operational preparedness of the force.  The IAF chief told the Prime Minister about the

  • iaf chief stresses on personnel training

    IAF chief stresses on personnel training

    India | May 15, 2014, 08:45 PM IST

    Bangalore: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Thursday emphasised the role of training air warriors for battle preparedness."We must concentrate on improving the quality of training with modern infrastructure and team building

  • 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

  • stay abreast of modern developments iaf chief to commanders

    Stay abreast of modern developments: IAF chief to commanders

    India | Apr 30, 2014, 09:43 PM IST

    New Delhi: IAF Chief Arup Raha today urged senior commanders of the Western Air Command to stay abreast of modern developments and emerging technologies while guiding the IAF's strategic transformation process.Addressing the two-day WAC Commanders'

  • iaf chief reviews security of northeastern region

    IAF chief reviews security of northeastern region

    India | Apr 11, 2014, 07:33 AM IST

    Shillong: Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha on Thursday reviewed the security scenario with special reference to India's northeast with officers of the Eastern Air Command.Air Chief Marshal Raha, here on a two-day visit, also

  • 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