The defence situation is serious, not alarming: Naik

Former IAF chief Air Marshal PV Naik on Saturday said the situation regarding defence preparedness of the country was "serious" but not "alarming".

NAK Browne takes over as Indian Air Force chief

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, an ace combat pilot, on Sunday took over the mantle of leading the Indian Air Force.

Winner of combat aircraft deal likely soon: Naik

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik
today said the likely winner of the multi-billion dollar
combat aircraft deal would be known in the "next five to six"
weeks.

‘No need for Chief of Defence Staff currently’

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal PV
Naik on Tuesday said there was no need for creating the post of a
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the "next five to 10 years" as
India does not need such a five star-rank officer.

IAF alive to new security challenges: Naik

IAF is alive to security
challenges thrown up by rapidly changing regional and global
political dynamics and is fast emerging as a strategic
aerospace force, Air Force chief P V Naik said on Wednesday.

Chief of Defence Staff not necessary: PV Naik

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Tuesday
said the post of a Chief of Defence Staff in the country may
not be necessary for the next 5-10 years.

Siachen talks can`t progress until control line fixed: Naik

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Thursday
said talks between India and Pakistan over Siachen cannot
progress until the "Actual Ground Possession Land" was
demarcated.

South Asia caught up in maze of security challenges: IAF Chief

Indian Air Force is capable of
dealing with security threats arising out of the recent
developments in Pakistan, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said.

Air Marshal NAK Browne to be next IAF chief

India on Friday named Air Marshal NAK Browne, an ace MiG-21 and Sukhoi fighter pilot, as the next chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

‘India capable of taking out 26/11 perpetrators’

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said
India too has the capability to carry out such surgical
strikes against terrorists but did not elaborate.

India to award USD 11 bn M-MRCA deal next month

India will pick up by next one
month the vendor for its biggest-ever military fighter deal for purchasing 126 M-MRCA Aircraft at a cost of USD 11 billion, the contract of which is expected to be finalised by September.

Nothing earth-shaking in missing file: Air Chief

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said the secret file related to a fighter aircraft tender which had gone missing from the Defence Ministry and was later found by the roadside here did not deal with any sensitive issue.

Chinese aggression won`t be repeated: Air Chief

Outrightly ruling out a possible threat from China as of now, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Monday said that the 1962 Chinese aggression against India will not
be repeated.

Chinese aggression won`t be repeated: Air Chief

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik virtually ruling out a possible threat perception from China as of now.

IAF copters used in Maoist-hit areas: Naik

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on Monday said some of the IAF helicopters were being used for movement of troops in Maoist-hit areas in different states.

Armed forces, BJP against AFSPA dilution; Omar won’t quit

The armed forces & the country`s principal opposition party have mounted pressure against AFSPA dilution.

Govt to decide if armed forces needed to tackle Naxals: Naik

Pointing out that tackling Maoist
violence was the job of police and paramilitary forces, the
armed forces on Tuesday said the decision to involve them in the
anti-Naxal operations will be taken by the government.

`Looking if more checks needed before MIG-27 ready to fly`

Over a month after they were
grounded, a major chunk of IAF`s MiG-27 fighter jet fleet was
still not flying as only the trainer version of the aircraft
have been cleared for operations, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik
said here.

‘IAF mulling issue of women`s entry as fighter pilots’

The entry of women as fighter pilots in Indian Air Force is under discussion at a "very high" level, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik said here on Tuesday.

IAF upgrading its strength along the LAC: Naik

The IAF is upscaling its strength to make sure that the situation along LAC remains undisturbed, said its chief PV Naik on Thursday.