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VVIP choppers: IAF to upgrade medium-lift Mi-17s

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:54

Following the cancellation of a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in the wake of bribery allegations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will modify a few of its Mi series of medium-lift machines - the Mi-17 V5 - to fill in, but "only as an interim measure".

AugustaWestland deal: ED registers money laundering case against ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:46

In a significant development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi who is one of several accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal bribery case.

IAF launches 3D mobile game to attract youth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:29

Embarking on its first sortie in virtual world, the Indian Air Force Wednesday launched nation`s first 3D mobile game in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force.

IAF may fly out stranded Indians from Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 21:04

As per plans, the Air Force may use its planes to fly out Indian nationals stranded in Iraq to safer places nearby such as Kuwait or UAE from where commercial airliners would ferry them back to India.

DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:59

DRDO`s claim about being in a position to export Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has been dismissed as premature and unrealistic by former top IAF officers who want it to focus on getting the indigenous fighter plane inducted into own air force first.

Army, IAF chief stress on jointness among armed forces

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 21:49

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh and IAF chief Arup Raha today addressed the top Navy brass and stressed on the need for jointness in the armed forces for effective fighting.

41 women among 193 flight cadets commissioned into IAF

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:04

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade of 193 flight cadets belonging to Pilot, Navigation and Ground Duty streams at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, near here.

IAF sets up publicity pavilion at Hyderabad airport

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 19:28

To attract more youths to join its ranks, the Air Force will inaugurate a publicity pavilion at the Hyderabad airport on Sunday.

IAF plans to engage Russia for joint air exercises: Arup Raha

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 18:00

The Indian Air Force is planning to engage Russia for joint air exercises like the ones it has been conducting with other nations, IAF chief Arup Raha said on Monday.

IAF, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Arup Raha

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 23:59

Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.

IAF chief reviews SU-30 fighter jet production facility

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:47

IAF chief Arup Raha on Saturday reviewed the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited`s Su-30MKI combat aircraft manufacturing facilities in Nashik.

IAF chief Arup Raha met PM Modi, briefs him on operational preparedness of force

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 16:35

IAF chief Arup Raha on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the operational preparedness of the force.