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Dhanush, India's first long-range artillery gun, to undergo trial in Jaisalmer's Pokhran next week

Dhanush, India's first long-range artillery gun, to undergo trial in Jaisalmer's Pokhran next week

'Dhanush' has been developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF).

May 19, 2018, 23:15 PM IST
HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF

HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF

The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, which was building the Su-30MKI under licence from Russia's Sukhoi, is on the verge of delivering the last of the fighter jets to the IAF. 

May 17, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
Chandigarh airport to remain shut from today till May 31

Chandigarh airport to remain shut from today till May 31

The Chandigarh International Airport was closed for all air traffic on Saturday until May 31 to carry out runway expansion and repairs, officials said. "No civil and military flights will operate from Chandigarh from May 12 to May 31," a Chandigarh International Airport Ltd (Chial) spokesman said.

May 12, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
In a push towards digital India, IAF conducts first-ever online selection of airmen

In a push towards digital India, IAF conducts first-ever online selection of airmen

A total of 409169 candidates had registered for the online STAR examination for Airmen. The online examination was successfully conducted at 439 centres spread over 102 cities across the country.

May 10, 2018, 18:32 PM IST
LCA Tejas fires Israeli Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile, combat capabilities get a boost

LCA Tejas fires Israeli Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile, combat capabilities get a boost

Tejas had on May 12, 2017, fired the Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile for the first time in RADAR guided mode at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Odisha.

Apr 28, 2018, 23:16 PM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises not aimed at any country, says Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa

Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises not aimed at any country, says Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa

He assured that the IAF had tested out the deployment of all its resources.

Apr 26, 2018, 19:03 PM IST
Harimau Shakti 2018: India, Malaysia to conduct joint training exercise in dense forests

Harimau Shakti 2018: India, Malaysia to conduct joint training exercise in dense forests

The exercise will involve a cross-training phase followed by a field training phase of seven days in the jungles of Hulu Langat wherein both armies will jointly train, plan and execute a series of training activities.

Apr 26, 2018, 07:27 AM IST

Photos: Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches India

A fully refurbished Dakota DC3l, a World War II-era vintage military transport aircraft, landed at the Air Force station in Jamnagar in Gujarat on April 25, 2018. 

Apr 26, 2018, 00:19 AM IST
IAF welcomes World War II-era Dakota DC-3 plane as it lands in Gujarat

IAF welcomes World War II-era Dakota DC-3 plane as it lands in Gujarat

A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988.

Apr 25, 2018, 19:00 PM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF conducts pan India exercise, aims real-time coordination in intense battle scenario

Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF conducts pan India exercise, aims real-time coordination in intense battle scenario

The aim of the exercise was real-time coordination, deployment and employment of air power in a short and intense battle scenario.

Apr 25, 2018, 08:11 AM IST
Responding to nuclear strikes, chemical warfare and testing the Tejas: What Indian Air Force tried to perfect in Gagan Shakti 2018

Responding to nuclear strikes, chemical warfare and testing the Tejas: What Indian Air Force tried to perfect in Gagan Shakti 2018

IAF sources said they found the performance of the HAL Tejas satisfactory.

Apr 24, 2018, 22:22 PM IST
1940's Dakota DC-3 to be inducted into IAF's Vintage Aircraft Flight

1940's Dakota DC-3 to be inducted into IAF's Vintage Aircraft Flight

A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988. It was one of the most versatile transport aircraft of its time.

Apr 24, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018, IAF's 13-day long wargame, achieved more than its objectives: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

Gagan Shakti 2018, IAF's 13-day long wargame, achieved more than its objectives: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

Gagan Shakti 2018 was the biggest exercise by IAF in three decades.

Apr 23, 2018, 22:50 PM IST
IAF posts photo of Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth going for MiG 21 sortie

IAF posts photo of Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth going for MiG 21 sortie

Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were commissioned as flying officers in July 2016.

Apr 23, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF, Army undertake mass air evacuation drill, high hill troop transfer in East, North-Eastern sector

Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF, Army undertake mass air evacuation drill, high hill troop transfer in East, North-Eastern sector

The IVTT was conducted in the high hills of Northern and North-Eastern Sector

Apr 21, 2018, 08:05 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes stock of IAF's Gagan Shakti 2018 exercise

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes stock of IAF's Gagan Shakti 2018 exercise

The Indian Air Force's Gagan Shakti 2018 exercise is the biggest in three decades and tests preparedness of pilots and ground staff in countering threats and conducting rescuse and relief operations.

Apr 20, 2018, 09:38 AM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF shows no border area too desolate for its fighter jets

Gagan Shakti 2018: IAF shows no border area too desolate for its fighter jets

Deploying Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in far-flung border areas, the Indian Air Force let pilots and support staff hone their skills in conducting operations in challenging conditions.

Apr 19, 2018, 08:29 AM IST
Gagan Shakti 2018: Indian Air Force exercises put Sukhoi Su-30 fighters from east coast in operations over Arabian Sea

Gagan Shakti 2018: Indian Air Force exercises put Sukhoi Su-30 fighters from east coast in operations over Arabian Sea

It will now focus on working with the Indian Navy on dominance drills over the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:35 PM IST
Indian Air Force conducts 'Gagan Shakti 2018', its biggest exercise in three decades

Indian Air Force conducts 'Gagan Shakti 2018', its biggest exercise in three decades

In a massive show of strength - one not seen in over three decades, the Indian Air Force is conducting 'Gagan Shakti 2018' training exercise with focus on key areas like aerial combat, air to surface combat, paratrooper assault and medical evacuation. 

Apr 17, 2018, 15:21 PM IST