Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Tuesday said an outstanding effort was put in by all personnel of Indian Air Force in the relief operations in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region and said their work would continue till the time there is a requirement.
Two days after the reported creation of a new al Qaeda wing in the Indian subcontinent, Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal Arup Raha on Friday acknowledged threat from al Qaeda-like agencies but said the nation is prepared for it.
India`s negotiations with French aviation major Dassault for 126 Rafale Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft for USD 20 billion "are progressing well" and the contract is likely "sooner than later in the current financial year (2014-15)" a top military commander has said.
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.
French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country`s Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attache Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive here on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth Indo-French air exercise `Garuda-5`.
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 Arup Raha on Wednesday urged senior commanders of the Western Air Command to stay abreast of modern developments and emerging technologies while guiding the IAF`s strategic transformation process.