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Indian Air Force plans to make Andhra Pradesh strategic base

Indian Air Force plans to make Andhra Pradesh strategic base

IAF currently has a base at Arakkonam near Chennai and is planning to set up a strategic base in Andhra Pradesh.

Sep 16, 2018, 18:10 PM IST
Social media causing sleep deprivation in pilots: Air Cheif Marshal BS Dhanoa

Social media causing sleep deprivation in pilots: Air Cheif Marshal BS Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Friday said that being online for long hours on social media is causing sleep deprivation in pilots.

Sep 15, 2018, 18:37 PM IST
IAF remembers role of Canberra Squadrons in 1965 Indo-Pakistan War

IAF remembers role of Canberra Squadrons in 1965 Indo-Pakistan War

Speaking on the Canberra aircraft in a Facebook post, the IAF explained that it was a heavy bomber aircraft.

Sep 15, 2018, 11:18 AM IST
How IAF's Canberra fighters ruled Pakistani skies and bombed Peshawar in 1965 War

How IAF's Canberra fighters ruled Pakistani skies and bombed Peshawar in 1965 War

Canberras - IAF's first-generation bombers - had played a major rle in 1965 War with Pakistan.  

Sep 13, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa backs Rafale, S-400 missile deals; says neighbours not sitting idle

IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa backs Rafale, S-400 missile deals; says neighbours not sitting idle

The IAF needs at least 42 squadrons to effectively deal with a two-front war scenario. 

Sep 12, 2018, 11:00 AM IST
Indian Air Force quietly making preparations to welcome Rafale jets

Indian Air Force quietly making preparations to welcome Rafale jets

A number of IAF teams have already visited France to help Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale, incorporate India-specific enhancements on-board the fighter aircraft.

Sep 09, 2018, 17:11 PM IST
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan says IAF officials being pressured on Rafale

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan says IAF officials being pressured on Rafale

The opposition parties and many activists have been questioning the change in the deal for the purchase of the Rafael fighter jets by the present government. 

Sep 09, 2018, 00:23 AM IST
Tejas fighter clears one more milestone, IAF tests mid-air refueling on jet

Tejas fighter clears one more milestone, IAF tests mid-air refueling on jet

In a first, a Tejas fighter jet was refuelled mid-air by an Indian Air Force aircraft on Tuesday. According to a report in NDTV, it is major step that would ensure expansion of the range up to which the fighter jet can strike in combat situations.

Sep 04, 2018, 21:06 PM IST
As controversy rages, IAF pilots train in Rafale fighter jets in Gwalior

As controversy rages, IAF pilots train in Rafale fighter jets in Gwalior

The French pilots have reportedly made a layover while returning from Exercise Pitch Black, the multilateral air training exercise that concluded recently in Australia.

Sep 03, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
Indian Air Force makes its longest non-stop flight to Australia

Indian Air Force makes its longest non-stop flight to Australia

The 11-hour flight demonstrates IAF's strategic airlift capabilities across a very long range.

Aug 31, 2018, 00:04 AM IST
IAF to test-fire advanced version of BrahMos cruise missile before the end of 2018

IAF to test-fire advanced version of BrahMos cruise missile before the end of 2018

The IAF is likely to start receiving the air-launched version of BrahMos for its twinjet multirole SU-30MKI fighters in 2019. 

Aug 30, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
IAF's Chetak helicopter makes emergency landing in Telangana after technical snag

IAF's Chetak helicopter makes emergency landing in Telangana after technical snag

The helicopter was on a routine training sortie when it developed the snag. 

Aug 29, 2018, 14:43 PM IST
Kerala floods: IAF provides medical assistance to nearly 2500 patients across relief camps - Watch

Kerala floods: IAF provides medical assistance to nearly 2500 patients across relief camps - Watch

The over 2-minute clip has been shared by IAF on their official Twitter handle.

Aug 25, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF contingent returns to India after completing month-long warfare exercise

Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF contingent returns to India after completing month-long warfare exercise

The exercise, comprising of 145 air-warriors, was hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from July 24 to August 18 in Darwin, Australia. 

Aug 23, 2018, 22:31 PM IST
Exercise Peace Mission: IAF fighters ready for historic joint drill in Russia

Exercise Peace Mission: IAF fighters ready for historic joint drill in Russia

The exercise will involve tactical level operations in an international counter-insurgency or counter-terrorism environment under SCO Charter. 

Aug 21, 2018, 13:57 PM IST
Exercise Pitch Black: Several firsts for IAF in Australian skies

Exercise Pitch Black: Several firsts for IAF in Australian skies

The IAF contingent consisted of 145 air-warriors including IAF Commandos team, Garuds, 04 X Su-30 MKI, 01 X C-130 and 01 X C-17 for logistic support for induction and de-induction.

Aug 20, 2018, 17:40 PM IST
India successfully completes Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon tests for eighth time

India successfully completes Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon tests for eighth time

The indigenously developed weapon is designed to destroy runways and other airfield infrastructure, so adversarial war planes are unable to even take-off.

Aug 19, 2018, 23:02 PM IST
After Exercise Pitch Black, IAF C-17 & Su-30MKI in Malaysia for first ever bilateral air exercise with RAAF

After Exercise Pitch Black, IAF C-17 & Su-30MKI in Malaysia for first ever bilateral air exercise with RAAF

The IAF contingent which landed at the Subang Air Base in Malaysia comprises of C-17, C-130 and Su-30 aircraft.

Aug 19, 2018, 15:23 PM IST
Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares pictures on last day at Australia's Darwin

Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares pictures on last day at Australia's Darwin

The IAF posted pictures of the IAF contingent and their interaction on the last day with Royal Thai Air Force, French Air Force and Royal Malaysian Air Force at Darwin, Australia.

Aug 17, 2018, 13:12 PM IST
Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares iconic photo, asks Twitterati to identify aircraft

Exercise Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares iconic photo, asks Twitterati to identify aircraft

Operation Pitch Black, one of the biggest exercises of its kinds, will continue till August 17.

Aug 16, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

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