Astra, Pinaka and LRLACM: India's indigenous missiles to add firepower to Army, IAF, Navy

Amid the border tension with China, India on Thursday approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29 along with upgradation of existing 59 Mig-29 aircraft from Russia and procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft from state-run aerospace from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), with focus on indigenous design and development. 

Jul 02, 2020, 22:50 PM IST

India's DAC clears proposal to buy 21 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s, 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs from Russia

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29 along with upgradation of existing 59 Mig-29 aircraft and procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft from Russia.

Jul 02, 2020, 16:31 PM IST

IAF gets 123 officers, Flying Officer Anurag Naik awarded Sword of Honour, Flying Officer Aanchal Gangwal President's Plaque

The Air Force Academy on Saturday held its Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) ceremony at Dundigal in Hyderabad. As many as 123 air warriors including 19 women officers were commissioned by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Jun 20, 2020, 14:15 PM IST

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria warns China, asserts defence forces well prepared to face fortuity

RKS Bhadauria assured the nation that forces are determined to deliver and will never let the sacrifice of our braves of Galwan Valley go in vain.

Jun 20, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

Air Force Academy's Combined Graduation Parade in Dundigal today, IAF to get 123 officers

The Air Force Academy will be holding its Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) at Dundigal in Hyderabad on Saturday (June 20,2020). 

Jun 20, 2020, 08:33 AM IST

Russia to deliver Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s to Indian Air Force in shortest timeframe

Russia is ready to deliver Sukhoi Su-30 MKI and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighter jets to India in the shortest possible timeframe. In a government to government deal which comes amidst the India-China border tension, the Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to order and induct 33 fighters - 12 Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s - from Russia.

Jun 19, 2020, 23:05 PM IST

IAF to get 123 officers, Air Force Academy Dundigal Passing Out Parade on Saturday

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will confer ‘President’s Commission’ to all the 123 cadets. The IAF Chief is also the Reviewing Officer of the Passing out Parade where the ‘Wings’ and ‘Brevets’ will be presented to the cadets successfully completing the Flying and Navigation training respectively.

Jun 19, 2020, 17:39 PM IST

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria visits Leh to review Ladakh operations; fighter aircraft moved to forward bases

The IAF chief was on a two-day hush-hush visit to the area, which would be the most critical for any operations to be carried out by the force in the Eastern Ladakh area.

Jun 19, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

Indian Air Force develops 'Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation'

The IAF is inducting a total of 7 ARPITs as of now.

Jun 08, 2020, 23:23 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Rafale, LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, MiG-21, SEPECAT Jaguar: The Indian Air Force fighters

The IAF has almost 900 combat aircraft in it inventory while the total aeroplanes in active service with the force number over 1720. The Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKIs form the backbone of IAF fighter fleet and the force flies 272 of the twin-seater, twin-engine multirole combat aircraft.

Jun 05, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

IAF begins construction of emergency landing airstrip on NH-44 in South Kashmir

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started construction of a 3.5-kilometer-long runway adjacent to the National Highway (NH-44) in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir.

Jun 03, 2020, 20:51 PM IST

335 cadets graduate at NDA 138 Course passing out parade, Battalion Cadet Captain Shivam Kumar gets Gold Medal, Mukesh Kumar Silver, Parth Gupta Bronze

In yet another departure from the norm, the cadets will not go home but instead report to their respective pre-commissioning training academies directly. While the Army cadets will report to the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, the air force and navy cadets will joining the Air Force Academy, Dundigal and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala respectively.

Jun 01, 2020, 16:44 PM IST

IAF inducts Tejas into 18 Squadron, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies fighter

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday (May 27, 2020) operationalised its no.18 Squadron, the "Flying Bullets", at  at Sulur airbase in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew the single-seater Light Combat Aircraft Tejas fighter with 45 Squadron.

May 27, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

LCA Tejas to join IAF No. 18 Flying Bullets Squadron at Sulur airbase in Coimbatore on May 27

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," was earlier flying MiG 27 aircraft.

May 25, 2020, 18:43 PM IST

Rafale fighters to IAF will not be delayed, France assures India

The aircraft is capable of carrying a range of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets.

May 25, 2020, 07:21 AM IST

IAF looking for 114 multirole fighters, 100 AMCA, over 200 LCA Tejas, confirms Air Force Chief ACM RKS Bhadauria

In future, the Indian Air Force is planning to acquire 450 fighter aircraft for deployment on the northern and western frontiers of the country, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday.

May 19, 2020, 07:12 AM IST

Rajnath Singh approves Rs 400 cr scheme to boost defence manufacturing

In order to give a boost to domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday (May 15) approved the launch of Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

May 15, 2020, 21:25 PM IST

IAF Air Commodore Malik Singh Khera (retired) turns 100, Indian Air Force thanks veteran for his services

Air Commodore Khera completed his MBBS from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan's Lahore in June 1944 and joined the Army Medical Corps (AMC) on August 13, 1944.

May 12, 2020, 17:45 PM IST

Defence Ministry signs nearly Rs 1200 crore contract for modernisation of airfield infrastructure

The MAFI Phase-II is a follow-on programme based on MAFI Phase-I that included up-gradation of 30 airfields of IAF.

May 08, 2020, 19:47 PM IST

Armed forces thank coronavirus COVID-19 warriors with flypasts, flower showers

The Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy joined hands on Sunday (May 3) to express their gratitude to corona warriors, including healthcare workers, police, and forces who are at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 03, 2020, 13:59 PM IST