On 10th anniv, IAF officer releases book on Tsunami tales

New Delhi: A decade after tsunami struck the eastern coast of the country killing thousands, an Indian Air Force officer today published a book chronicling the despair and heroism that the force's personnel faced while tackling the wrath of the sea.

Eroding combat plane strength compromising national security: Panel

National security is being "compromised" with a "fast-eroding" combat aircraft squadron strength of the Indian Air Force vis-a-vis the neighbouring countries, leading to a "very grim" situation, a parliamentary panel said on Monday.

DNA: India's strategic ties with Russia incomparable, says PM Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost cooperation between the two strategic partners in sectors like defence, energy and trade.

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SU-30 plane crash inquiry to be completed in a fortnight: IAF chief

IAF Chief Arup Raha today said the Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the October crash of a Sukhoi-30 combat aircraft, that led to the grounding of the entire fleet for a month, will be completed in a fortnight, days after the Russian envoy indicated human error behind the incident.

Air Chief inaugurates weapon complex for BrahMos missile

A state of the art complex that will house land based BrahMos missile for the Indian Air Force was today inaugurated here by the Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

Rs. 2,263 crore spent on Sukhoi repair, maintenance

 The government has spent Rs. 2,263.95 crore on repairing and maintaining Sukhoi aircraft with the Indian Air Force (IAF) over three years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.

India sends aircraft, vessels to resolve water crisis in Male

With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India on Friday sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people.

IAF to hold marathon to remember martyrs of Battle of Longewala

The Indian Air Force will organise a marathon on December 13-14 to celebrate the grit displayed by the Indian armed forces personnel in the Battle of Longewala, one of the first major contests between the armies of India and Pakistan during the 1971 war and an inspiring tale of courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

Choppers not rushed as landing area in Sukma not sanitised: IAF

 The IAF on Tuesday said it could not swiftly deploy helicopters yesterday to the area where Maoists attacked a CRPF team in Chattisgarh killing 14 personnel since there was no clarity that the landing spot in the dense forests was sanitised.

Naxal ambush: IAF rescues injured CRPF personnel

IAF helicopters on Tuesday flew sorties and brought back the injured personnel from the encounter area in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, which left 14 CRPF jawans dead, to Jagdalpur in the state.

Air Commodore PM Puranik takes over command of 3 BRD

Air Commodore Pramod Madhukar Puranik, VSM, on Monday took over the command of No. 3 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Air Commodore A K Barik, VSM.

Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh is new Chief of Maintenance Command

Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh has taken over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Headquarters Maintenance Command here on Monday.

Series of operational displays to mark Navy Day on Dec 4

A range of activities will be held to commemorate the successful operation conducted by Indian Navy during 1971 war, observed as Navy Day on December 4.

India has no territorial ambitions, neighbourhood situation very delicate: Arup Raha
India has no territorial ambitions, neighbourhood situation very delicate: Arup Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday said India has no territorial ambitions, except for recovering the territories that the country had lost to its neighbours.

IAF chief unveils new pilot selection system

Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha on Friday unveiled the new computerised pilot selection system, replacing the age-old pilot aptitude battery test.

AgustaWestland deal investigation at 'advanced stage': Govt

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said investigation into irregularities in the scrapped Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal is at an advanced stage.

Indian Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj, no casualties

A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district.

Armed forces conduct coastal exercise ahead of 26/11 anniversary

Over 30 ships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard and state agencies have been deployed for an exercise off the western coast, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.

Air Marshal Arup Raha to visit Indonesia

 Air Force chief Arup Raha will be on a four-day visit to Indonesia from Sunday to consolidate bilateral military to military ties.

Strong defence imperative to preserve peace: President

Highlighting the importance of a strong defence to preserve harmony, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said though India is committed to peace, "we must be prepared to use our might to safeguard the sovereignty of our nation, if the need ever arise".