Iraqi PM orders air force to help Kurds fight Islamic State

Iraq`s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni militants made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported.

Russian fighter jet crashes, pilot killed

A pilot was killed when a Russian fighter jet crashed in southern Russia Sunday morning, a senior Air Force official said.

HAL to analyse black box of crashed ALH Dhruv

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force`s ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.

US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The US Air Force will launch new satellites today to track those of other countries and counter possible threats to American spacecraft, officials said.

Delhi HC reserves order on plea against fees levied by Armed Forces panel

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea of the bar association of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) seeking quashing of Centre`s decision to hike court fees for filing petitions in the panel.

Yemeni air force bombs Shi`ite rebels after ceasefire collapses

The Yemeni air force bombed Shi`ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that caused "a large number of casualties", local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.

IAF sets up publicity pavilion at Hyderabad airport

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

Pak army and air force chiefs review Operation ``Zarb-i-Azb``

Pakistan`s Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, visited Air Headquarters in Islamabad on Thursday.

Fledgling Afghan air force faces solo mission as US withdraws

Afghanistan`s air force is already woefully short of planes and skilled pilots -- and US plans to scale back supportive air strikes will leave it without crucial back-up as it battles a resilient Taliban.

Air Force chief calls on PM Narendra Modi

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, chief of the air force, Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said.

Plane leaving US air force base catches fire

Authorities say a small plane leaving an air field at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts has caught fire and emergency crews are responding.

Pakistan completes induction of 13 F-16 fighter jets into air force

Pakistan on Wednesday completed the induction of 13 frontline F-16 fighter jets into its air force, augmenting its aerial defence capability.

Chinese Army`s `new secret weapon`: A battalion of monkeys!

The Air Force of the People`s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has trained a group of macaques to help protect an air base close to Beijing.

Taiwan Air Force major charged with spying for China

A Taiwanese Air Force major and a karaoke bar owner have been charged with leaking military secrets to China, prosecutors said.

Libya Air Force colonel shot dead

A security official in Libya says a well-known air force colonel has been found shot dead hours after he went missing in the country`s east.

Bestow Bharat Ratna on Arjan Singh: Badal to PM

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his personal intervention to confer the Bharat Ratna award on the Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh.

More implicated in nuke cheat probe in US

The number of US Air Force service members implicated in a scandal involving alleged cheating on tests of nuclear missile launch operations has roughly doubled from the 34 initially cited, officials said.

IAF`s Western Command chief visits Udhampur air base

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command Air Marshal S S Soman visited the Udhampur Air Force station on Monday and reviewed peacetime operations being conducted in Jammu and Kashmir.

Brazil senate chief to repay `hair transplant` flight

The president of Brazil`s senate, Renan Calheiros, will repay the cost of using an Air Force jet for a trip during which he reportedly had a hair transplant, his spokesman said.

Army recruitment done on caste, region, religion lines, SC told

Grouping of people from a particular region in an Army regiment is unconstitutional and amounts to discrimination on caste, region and religion basis, a petitioner challenging the recruitment policy told the Supreme Court.