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Sri Lanka to buy new fighter aircraft

Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a proposal to purchase new fighter aircraft, the first major plan to buy military hardware since the brutal war with the LTTE ended in 2009.

'Exercise Iron Fist': IAF to display combat potential, firepower in Pokhran today; President, PM Modi to attend

'Exercise Iron Fist': IAF to display combat potential, firepower in Pokhran today; President, PM Modi to attend

Indian Air Force will demonstrate its combat and firepower, to be witnessed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday in the desert of Pokhran.

US offers to jointly make fighter jets with India

The US on Friday offered to produce fighter aircraft jointly with India to promote deeper military ties as it spoke about the Indian Air Force facing a "critical shortage" of front-line fighter jets.

20 IAF fighter aircraft crashed in last 3 years: Manohar Parrikar

As many as 20 fighter aircraft, including 3 frontline Sukhois, of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have crashed in the last three years.

US, allies target Islamic State with 19 air strikes: Task force

The United States and its allies have conducted 15 air strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq since early on Thursday and an additional four targeting them in Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force carrying out the operations said on Friday.

Rajasthan: Man survives after being hit by MiG 27, as it crashes in Barmer

Man survives being hit by MiG-27 fighter aircraft crashes in Barmer of Rajasthan.

US, Saudi warplanes target Islamic State jihadists around Syria border

US, Saudi warplanes target Islamic State jihadists around Syria border

US and Saudi warplanes carried out eight air strikes in Syria on Monday, mainly targeting Islamic State jihadists fighting for a key border town, the US military said.

Full Republic Day dress rehearsal at Rajpath

Colourful display of India`s cultural heritage, manoeuvres by fighter aircraft and march past by armed forces on Thursday gave a preview of what is in store for this year`s Republic Day parade.

Chinese plane spotted over disputed islands, Japan protests

In an incident that could further fuel tensions between Beijing and Tokyo, a Chinese airplane entered the Japanese airspace over disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

IAF Jaguar crashes in Sikkim, pilot seriously injured

A Jaguar fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in a forest near Lik in Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim, with the pilot suffering serious injuries.

China lands jet on aircraft carrier for first time, US not surprised

China`s successful first landing of a fighter jet on its aircraft career does not come as a surprise, the Pentagon said.

Israel grounds fighter jets after midair near-collision

The Israel Air Force grounded all fighter jet squadrons after a midair near-collision last week capped a series of serious accidents over the last year.

IAF to procure 2 second-hand Mirage-2000 aircraft

The Indian Air Force is planning to buy two second-hand Mirage 2000 combat aircraft to make up for the losses suffered by it in crashes earlier this year.

Indonesia to buy missiles from US

Defence relations between Indonesia and the US returned to normal in 2010 when the US military renewed its relations with Kopassus.

IAF to deploy 6 mid-air refuelling aircraft in WB

Panagarh is a World War II airbase developed by the Americans to launch their aircraft into China during that period.

Kamra airbase attack: Pak sounds red alert at its airports

Pakistan`s Civil Aviation Authority has sounded a red alert at all airports across the country following the terrorist attack on Kamra airbase, a senior official said on Friday.

Taliban attack Pakistan Air Force base, 10 killed

Tehrik-e-Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the attack was to avenge the death of Baitullah Mehsud and Osama bin Laden.

US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan

A US F-16 fighter jet that left the Misawa base in northeastern Japan at 9 am for Alaska fell into the Pacific Ocean around 11.30 am.

`Syria downed Turkish jet in international space`

Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the downed jet was not on a spying mission.

Jordan grants asylum to defecting Syrian pilot

The Syrian Defence Ministry termed the airman a ``traitor`` and was in contact with Amman to retrieve the plane.