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President Pranab condoles death of IAF pilot in MIG crash

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 23:13

President Pranab on Tuesday expressed grief over the tragic death of an IAF pilot after his MIG-21 aircraft crashed during a sortie in Jammu and Kashmir.

Antony gives nod for commissioning of paralysed cadet

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 15:57

The Defence Minister granted the one-time sanction to the IAF two days back on humanitarian grounds for giving commission to Flight Cadet R K Herojit Singh, defence sources said.

IAF pilot selection gets hi-tech, `accurate`

Last Updated: Thursday, August 05, 2010, 18:35

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will in another three years put in place a new system to select fighter pilots for its cutting edge and high performance aircraft fleet, it was announced Thursday.

IAF official`s body fished out from river Chenab in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 16:06

A body of an Indian Air Force officer was on Wednesday recovered from a reservoir in Doda district, more than 10 days after a chopper carrying him and three others crashed.

IAF to increase pilot recruitment to meet shortage

Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 2009, 22:17

To bridge the pilot shortage it faces at present, the IAF has increased the number of recruits in its pilot training institution to fill the gaps when future inductions begin, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik said on Friday.

IAF pilot training hit by grounding of mishap-prone HPT-32s

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 01, 2009, 00:09

Dealing a blow to IAF`s training of rookie fighter pilots, the Air Force Academy near Hyderabad has grounded the HPT-32 basic trainer aircraft after a crash on July 31.