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Former Air Force chief Arup Raha terms controversy over Rafale deal ‘unfortunate'

Raha pointed out that the defence procurement processes in the country are too long and they must be revamped to increase our aerospace power capability.

Jan 16, 2019, 21:16 PM IST

Prepared for a two-front war but want peace: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said his force is prepared for a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing.

Jan 02, 2017, 20:14 PM IST

Bipin Rawat, Birender Singh​ Dhanoa assume charge as Army, IAF chiefs

Chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will head the Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Dec 31, 2016, 14:26 PM IST

Admiral Sunil Lanba appointed as chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee

Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday was appointed as the chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee.

Dec 29, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

AgustaWestland scam: SP Tyagi like family member, but no sympathy if proven guilty, says IAF chief Arup Raha

Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday said his scam-tained predecessor S.P. Tyagi was like a "family member" but if corruption charges in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal were proven against him the force would have no sympathy for its former chief.

Dec 28, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

SP Tyagi should not be treated like a common criminal: Arup Raha

Describing former IAF chief S P Tyagi as a "sound professional", Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said he should not have been treated like a "common criminal".

Dec 26, 2016, 20:16 PM IST

Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat is new Army Chief, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa to head IAF

Superseding two seniormost Lieutenant Generals, the Narendra Modi-led central government on Saturday announced Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Army Chief and Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as the new chief of Indian Air Force. 

Dec 18, 2016, 10:04 AM IST

Who will be next Chiefs of Indian Army and Air Force

Suspense is on over who will be the next Chiefs of the Army and the Air Force as the incumbent officials will be superannuating just about three weeks later.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:39 PM IST

Air Chief Arup Raha inaugurates Commanders' Conference in Meghalaya, reviews Northeast security scenario

Air Chief Arup Raha inaugurated the Commanders' Conference at the Command Headquarters in Meghalaya.

Dec 09, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

IAF chief tells commanders to focus on training

IAF chief, Air Marshal Arup Raha here on Monday urged the force's commanders to focus on training and trainers for preserving air assets and team building.

Nov 28, 2016, 20:43 PM IST

Surgical strike: PM Narendra Modi to meet three Service Chiefs, to review border security along LoC

PM Narendra Modi to meet the military chiefs this afternoon to review security situation after September surgical strikes along LoC.

Nov 08, 2016, 10:15 AM IST

Sachin Tendulkar salutes martyrs, thanks Indian Armed Forces for keeping country safe

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday offered his salute to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives to for India.

Oct 08, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

Drug trafficking by defence personnel affects morale of our forces, says IAF Chief Arup Raha

As an Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Rajasekhar Reddy was recently arrested in connection with an international drug racket, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday said incidents like these bring bad reputation to IAF, adding that stringent steps have been taken to prevent such things in future.

Oct 08, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Air Force would like to induct more Rafales: IAF chief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) would like to induct more Rafale fighter planes, but any decision on this would be taken in the future depending on desirability, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday.

Oct 04, 2016, 22:07 PM IST

IAF chief Arup Raha says situation on LoC is still 'LIVE' as India, Pakistan tension continues

"We are always ready and we will be ready."

Oct 04, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Situation still 'live' after surgical strikes, says IAF chief Arup Raha

The situation on the frontier with Pakistan is still "live" after the surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the IAF chief said Tuesday, adding that the force is fully capable of handling any eventuality, including a two-front war.

Oct 04, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Situation still 'live' after surgical strikes: IAF chief Arup Raha

The situation on the frontier with Pakistan is still "live" after the surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the IAF chief said Tuesday, adding that the force is fully capable of handling any eventuality, including a two-front war.

Oct 04, 2016, 14:48 PM IST

Satisfied with Parrikar's response on pay commission: Raha

The armed forces today said they have raised "anomalies" in the 7th Pay Commission with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and were satisfied with his response that the issue will be resolved at the earliest.

Sep 14, 2016, 21:45 PM IST

PoK would have been ours had we opted for military solution: IAF Chief

Raha also rued that air power had not been fully utilised by the Indian government till the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Sep 01, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir remains a thorn in our flesh even today: IAF Chief

Taking on Pakistan, Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha on Thursday recalled 1947 era saying, raiders supported by military and the government across the border tried to overrun Jammu and Kashmir.

Sep 01, 2016, 12:39 PM IST