Indian Air Force

IAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flies Rafale jet in France as political slugfest continues in India

IAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flies Rafale jet in France as political slugfest continues in India

He flew a Dassault-owned Rafale testbed sporting the India-specific software and system enhancements.

Sep 20, 2018, 17:21 PM IST
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
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
This day that year: When Indian Air Force dealt a major blow to Pakistan during 1965 war

This day that year: When Indian Air Force dealt a major blow to Pakistan during 1965 war

The war between India and Pakistan in 1965, which was triggered by Operation Gibraltar by the neighbouring country, designed to facilitate infiltration into the Indian territory, brought with it several tales of bravery by our soldiers.

Sep 08, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
First-ever mid-air refueling of LCA Tejas fighters - WATCH

First-ever mid-air refueling of LCA Tejas fighters - WATCH

A Russian-built IL-78 MKI tanker transferred fuel to a Tejas MK I aircraft on Tuesday.

Sep 07, 2018, 23:32 PM IST
How the IAF carried out the mid-air refuelling trials on LCA Tejas fighter

How the IAF carried out the mid-air refuelling trials on LCA Tejas fighter

'A Russian-built IL-78 MKI tanker transferred fuel to a Tejas MK I aircraft on Tuesday,' the IAF said in a press release.

Sep 05, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo bats for 'beautiful and capable' Rafale aircraft, says waiting for it

IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo bats for 'beautiful and capable' Rafale aircraft, says waiting for it

His statement comes at a time when the Rafale deal is clouded in controversy with Congress alleging that the contract has been signed with France at a much higher price. 

Sep 05, 2018, 12:18 PM 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
IAF MiG-27 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, pilot escapes unhurt

IAF MiG-27 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, pilot escapes unhurt

A fire brigade was sent to the spot. Air Force officers and police personnel reached the site.

Sep 04, 2018, 10:00 AM 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
Royal Enfield unveils variants in homage to Indian Air Force and Indian Army

Royal Enfield unveils variants in homage to Indian Air Force and Indian Army

The Indian Navy will have to make do with its aircraft carriers and submarines for now.

Aug 30, 2018, 00:11 AM 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
SCO 2018: IAF’s IL76 takes off with Army personnel in joint anti-insurgent exercise

SCO 2018: IAF’s IL76 takes off with Army personnel in joint anti-insurgent exercise

The Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) held a joint anti-insurgent exercise on Monday. As part of the Exercise Peace Mission of the armed forces, IL76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off with two squads of special forces of the Indian Army.

Aug 27, 2018, 23:31 PM IST
Rafale fighter not the first, know about aircraft India bought from Dassault Aviation in the past

Rafale fighter not the first, know about aircraft India bought from Dassault Aviation in the past

In the past, there have been several fighter jets that have been supplied to India by Dassault Aviation.

Aug 27, 2018, 13:46 PM IST

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