After Sukhois, India deploys Akash missiles in Northeast to tackle China threat

Amid growing apprehensions about China`s `real` intentions, India has started deploying squadrons of surface-to-air Akash missiles in the Northeast.

IAF to replace crashed C-130J medium-lift aircraft

The Indian Air Force will buy one more Lockheed Martin C 130J Super Hercules medium-lift aircraft apart from the 12 contracted for to make up for the loss of one plane in an accident in March.

Russia prepares 5th-generation fighter for India

Russia`s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the front-end engineering design of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) for India`s Air Force, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said Friday.

IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes

Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Rs 30,000 cr Indo-French missile development plan in troubled waters

An Indo-French proposed joint venture expected to be worth around Rs 30,000 crore to develop short range air defence missiles seems to have run into rough weather as Indian Air Force feels that its requirements could be met by indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile weapon system.

IAF grounds fleet of 40 ALH Dhruv choppers after Sitapur crash

The Indian Air Force has grounded its fleet of around 40 indigenously-developed ALH Dhruv helicopters in view of the recent crash in which seven of its personnel were killed.

Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat`s Kutch; pilot safe

A Jaguar fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday while on a routine sortie from the Bhuj air base.

Arup Raha takes over as new CoSC

IAF chief Arup Raha Wednesday took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee from incumbent Gen Bikram Singh who is retiring tomorrow.

Lok Sabha mourns death of 7 IAF personnel in chopper crash

Lok Sabha Wednesday condoled the death of seven Indian Air Force personnel, including two officers, in a helicopter crash in Uttar Pradesh.

Last rites of two IAF personnel performed

The last rites of two Indian Air Force personnel, who died in a helicopter crash in Ataria area of Sitapur district, was on Sunday performed here with full military honours.

Uttar Pradesh IAF chopper crash death toll rises to seven

The death toll in the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh`s Sitapur District rose to seven on Saturday.

Nation salutes brave martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi

Defence Minsiter Arun Jaitley and armed forces chiefs paid tribute at the India Gate here to the martyrs who gallantly laid down their life for the nation in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.

India expands defence wing in China

India has expanded the strength of its defence attaches in China by adding Navy and Air Force officials in addition to a senior officer from the Army to step up engagement between the armed forces of the two sides.

IAF to get more aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the process of inducting more Su-30 MKI aircraft and Light Combat Aircraft, Parliament was informed on Friday.

IAF files FIR on fraudulent withdrawal of money from bank

The Indian Air Force has registered an FIR with the Delhi Police in connection with over 40 cases of fraudulent withdrawal of money from the State Bank of India accounts of its officers posted at the Air headquarters here.

19 IAF fighters suffered accidents in three years

Nineteen fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have met with accidents in the last three years, with human error and technical defects being the main reasons, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

IAF using WW-II era lighting system at Leh airbase: CAG

Indian Air Force uses a World War-II era lighting system for the landing of fighter and transport aircraft at the Leh airbase at night due to lack of any facility for advanced airfield lighting, CAG pointed out on Friday.

CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN-32 transport planes

The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Soviet-origin An-32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities.

CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project

The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft.

IAF plans early induction of Rafale combat jet

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.