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Over one lakh footfall at air show grand finale

Over one lakh people visited the air show Sunday to watch metal birds of different kind soar and roar on the final day of the Aero India trade expo at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Yelahanka base on the city's outskirts.

Kiran trainer aircraft to be maintained 3-4 more years: HAL

As it celebrated 50 years of flying home grown 'Kiran' trainer aircraft, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited says it will continue its maintenance for next three to four years.

Non-availability of land slowing down IAF pojects: Official

Non-availability of land to the Indian Air Force and delay in the process of handing over of the identified land have emerged as major slowdowns in the expansion projects, a senior official said.

IAF going through a transformational phase: Air Marshal

Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh, Air Officer Command In Chief, Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force, has said the IAF was going through a transformational phase, where it was acquiring new aircraft and systems.

IAF gets first indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, 32 years after it was conceived
IAF gets first indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, 32 years after it was conceived

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first of the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Uttarakhand: MI 26 helicopter lands at Kedarnath, to speed up restoration work

Indian Air Force (IAF) brought an MI 26 helicopter with an objective to speed up restoration works. The helicopter landed successfully on its trial run at newly built helipad at the Kedarnath shrine.

Overhauled Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter planes handed over to IAF

The first of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter planes, overhauled within the country, was on Friday handed over to the Indian Air Force by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here, making India the only nation to re-do the Russian-made aircraft.

IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties

 Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours.

Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared
Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday approved proposals worth Rs 4,444 crore, including the purchase of four helicopters for survey vessels at Rs 2,324 crore, but deferrred a decision on a joint bid of Tata Sons Ltd and Airbus for replacing IAF's Avro transport fleet.

Rs. 2,263 crore spent on Sukhoi repair, maintenance

 The government has spent Rs. 2,263.95 crore on repairing and maintaining Sukhoi aircraft with the Indian Air Force (IAF) over three years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.

Air Commodore PM Puranik takes over command of 3 BRD

Air Commodore Pramod Madhukar Puranik, VSM, on Monday took over the command of No. 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Air Commodore A K Barik, VSM.

Indian Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj, no casualties

A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district.

Air Marshal Arup Raha to visit Indonesia

 Air Force chief Arup Raha will be on a four-day visit to Indonesia from Sunday to consolidate bilateral military to military ties.

DNA: India grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet for safety checks

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review.

VVIP chopper deal: Indian agencies should come to same conclusion as Italian, says Ex-IAF chief

 Former IAF Chief S P Tyagi on Thursday said he expects the Indian investigation agencies to come to the same conclusion as the Italian agencies which found no evidence of any bribery in the controversial VVIP Helicopter deal involving AgustaWestland.

IAF's Sukhoi crashes near Pune; pilots safe

A Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed at a village near here this evening with both the pilots ejecting to safety, defence and police officials said.

Sachin Tendulkar attends Air Force Day celebrations
Sachin Tendulkar attends Air Force Day celebrations

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made honorary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, on Wednesday attended the Air Force Day parade and the at-home function hosted by the IAF chief at his official residence here.

Nation looks forward to IAF's growth: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said the nation is proud of the many exploits of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and looks forward to its further growth as a modern strategic force.

IAF celebrates its 82nd anniversary at Hindon Air Force Base

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 82nd anniversary at Hindon Air Force Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad District on Wednesday.