The IAF was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. It was given the prefix "Royal" by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War.
The Chief of Air Staff also said the government is concentrating on procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas (Mark 1A), 114 multi-role fighter aircraft (MRFA) and having upgraded versions of the LCA besides focusing on indigenous development of the ambitious advanced medium combat aircraft.
The Indian Air Force is very "well positioned" to deal with any threat and very strong deployments have been made in all relevant areas considering the security scenario, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Monday, referring to the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.
Air India One, a highly secured VVIP aircraft modelled on US President's aircraft 'Air Force One', arrived at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday.
The Indian Air Force has approached the Haryana government seeking "prompt measures" to put in place an efficient garbage removal system around the Ambala airbase, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the Golden Arrows squadron operating the newly-inducted Rafale fighter jets, official sources said on Monday. The woman pilot is undergoing training to fly Rafale aircraft, they said.
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Ambala air base on Thursday. The induction is significant as it comes at a time India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will formally induct the newly acquired Rafale fighter jets tomorrow (September 10) at the Air Force Station in Ambala. The aircraft will be part of the IAF's 17 Squadron, known as 'Golden Arrows'.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will hold a recruitment rally for Karnataka candidates in the city from September 23 to October 4 to select airmen in technical trades, an official said on Thursday.
The high court issued notices and sought response of Dharma Productions Private Limited, which produced the film, its directors Karan Yash Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar, CEO Apoorva Mehta, Zee Entertainment, Netflix Entertainment Services India LLP and M/s Netflix on the Centre's suit and interim application to remove the movie from all OTT platforms.
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A 43-year-old man was rescued by an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter on Monday after he was left clinging to a tree for over 12 hours amid overflowing water discharged from a dam in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, a police official said.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that IAF has written a letter to Dharma Productions, Netflix and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), raising objections over inaccurate presentation of gender bias in "Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl", which documents the life of Gunjan Saxena and her journey towards becoming the first Indian Air Force woman pilot, who was part of the 1999 Kargil conflict. The Air Force said that certain scenes and dialogues in the movie portray it in a "negative light".
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl's song 'Asmaan Di Pari' depicts the confident and happy side of Janhvi Kapoor as an IAF officer as she finally gets the wind beneath her wings. Crooned by Jyoti Nooran and the penned by Kausar Munir, the song is composed by Amit Trivedi.
According to the official, the letter mentions "concerns related to the movie's portrayal of gender bias as an institutional work culture" at the IAF. The movie is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war. It has been produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited said on Wednesday two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) produced by it have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Leh sector) at short notice to support IAF missions, "in the light of the prevailing situation on the border."
An aircraft gifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 2009, installed in the campus was listed online for sale on online website OLX at a price of Rs 9.99 crore on Monday.
Dhanoa said the Rafale jets along with S-400 missile systems will give the Indian Air Force a major combat edge in the entire region and that India's adversaries will think twice before starting a war with it.
Rafale Video: Rafale fighter jets, the mighty war-machines, landed on Indian soil on afternoon on Wednesday. The fighter jets not only improve Indian firepower in the sky but are also a gamechanger in South Asian region. Rafale fighter jets give India a distinct edge in power equation of South Asia in times when China is increasing hell-bent on misadventures along Line of Actual Control.
Rafale fighter jets will soon be inducted in Indian Air Force dramatically increasing its capabilities and firepower. The advanced fighter jet will increase India's strategic and tactical depth in South Asian region. First Rafale fighter jets will land in India on July 29.