IAF rejects `extravagant` HAL basic trainer aircraft project

Pushing for the procurement of a foreign basic trainer aircraft for its rookie pilots, IAF on Friday, however, rejected a similar indigenous plane being developed by HAL saying public money cannot be wasted on such "extravagant" projects.

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne pitches for common pay commission for armed forces

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Friday pitched for a common pay commission for armed forces and said it must have representation from their side.

IAF chief`s China visit likely only next year

India is likely to send the Air Force Chief to China only next year, in effect meaning that the incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne would not be able to undertake the visit as was earlier proposed.

Air Marshal Arup Raha to take over as IAF Vice Chief

Veteran fighter pilot Air Marshal Arup Raha will take over as Vice Chief of Air Staff succeeding Air Marshal D C Kumaria, who retired on Sunday.

Air Force on high growth path: IAF chief

Indian Air Force (IAF) is on a "high growth path" and in the process of acquiring multi- spectral strategic capabilities, Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne today said.

IAF says `No` to Army`s bid to control attack helicopters

The IAF on Friday said it has rejected Army`s demand to have their own attack and medium-lift helicopters contending that the country can`t afford to have these "little air forces" growing up to do their "own things".

IAF Chief praises pilot who refused to fly Rahul Gandhi

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Friday praised the helicopter pilot who refused to fly Rahul Gandhi last month during his Assam visit.

Air Marshal DC Kumaria to take over as new IAF vice-chief

Air Marshal DC Kumaria, an ace fighter pilot, will take over as the new vice-chief of the Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal KK Nohwar, who is superannuating.