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IAF not facing shortage of pilots, says government

The fighter aircraft in the IAF fleet include Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, Mirage-2000, MiG-29, MiG-27, MiG-21 Bison, Jaguar and Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. The helicopter fleet has MI-25/MI-35 attack chopper, CH 47 F(I)- Chinook, MI-26, MI-17 V5, Chetak and Cheetah.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

HAL bolsters Sukhoi Su-30 MKI repair and overhaul capability, ramps up Tejas LCA production

Minister of State Defence Shripad Naik said that the manufacturing capacity for the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft has been ramped up from eight planes to 16 per year.

Jul 17, 2019, 17:58 PM IST

Well prepared to fight another Kargil war: Indian Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said that if needed, IAF is capable of carrying out precision strikes from standoff distances.

Jul 16, 2019, 16:47 PM IST

In a first since Balakot strikes, Pakistan opens its airspace on all routes

"With immediate effect, Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civilian traffic on published ATS routes."

Jul 16, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Indian pilots taking to Rafale jets 'was amazing': French Air Force's Chief of Staff

Held from July 1 to July 12 at Mont-de-Marsan, Garuda VI is a tactical Indo-French exercise aimed at enhancing the interoperability level of the French and Indian crews in air defence and ground attack missions.

Jul 13, 2019, 07:14 AM IST

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa flies Russia's YAK-130 Mitten Advanced Jet Trainer: Watch

ACM Dhanoa's sortie in the YAK-130 gives the IAF a chance to get first-hand knowledge of the jet which can also be used as a light-attack aircraft.

Jul 11, 2019, 20:51 PM IST

Combination of Su-30MKI and Rafale potent enough to defeat all enemies: Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the combination of Su-30MKI and Rafale will be potent enough to tackle all adversaries, including Pakistan.

Jul 11, 2019, 20:21 PM IST

Russia offers Sukhoi Su-57, the 5th Generation stealth fighter, to IAF yet again

Rostec and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the makers of Su-57, had already applied for exporting the fighter and are awaiting clearance from Russian President Vladimir Putin before officially offering the jet to potential customers.

Jul 11, 2019, 12:00 PM IST

IAF crew flies with French Tanker KC-135 during Garuda VI exercise in France

The IAF contingent comprises of 120 air-warriors and four Su-30 MKI along with an IL-78 Flight Refueling aircraft, which are participating during the exercise. 

Jul 10, 2019, 13:49 PM IST

IAF to buy additional Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs and MiG-29 fighters from Russia

IAF requires 42 squadrons to be effective during a two-front war with China and Pakistan but is currently operating with only 31 as it retires the older MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft. 

Jul 10, 2019, 06:30 AM IST

Watch: Last few moments of 8 climbers on Nanda Devi peak recorded on memory video device

The video is the last recorded footage of the eight mountaineers and was recorded in a memory video device which was found by the search teams. 

Jul 09, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

IAF fighter pilot 'balances' Sukhoi Su-30 MKI jet on his fingertip during Garuda VI exercise in France

An IAF pilot in a Su-30 MKI seems to be balancing another fighter jet on his fingertip while the two aircraft fly across the French airspace above the Mont-de-Marsan Air Base.

Jul 09, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

Balakot airstrikes led to 43% reduction in infiltration from Pakistan: Government

An Intelligence report had suggested that Pakistan is strengthening the security of its military installations and has increased surveillance along the border fearing an attack of greater intensity from India in the future.

Jul 09, 2019, 14:04 PM IST

IAF, French Air Force fighter pilots take selfies while flying Rafale, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI jets

The IAF and French Armée de l'Air tweeted photos of the pilots in the Rafale and Su-30 MKI aircraft during the exercise.

Jul 08, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Watch: IAF shares video of air-to-air refueling by Su-30MKI fighter jet from IL-78 FRA

 The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday shared a video showing glimpses of a refuelling exercise held midair between Su-30MKI fighter aircraft and IL-78 FRA aircraft.

Jul 07, 2019, 19:55 PM IST

Uttarakhand: Bodies of 7 missing mountaineers recovered from Nanda Devi East peak by ITBP successfully in Mission Daredevils

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday brought the bodies to Pithoragarh Naini Saini Airport. The search for the eighth body is still on.

Jul 04, 2019, 07:58 AM IST

IAF Tejas fighter fuel drop tank falls off near Sulur Air Force Base, no reports of damage

The Tejas fighter, an indigenous supersonic aircraft, landed back safely at Sulur Air Base safely after the incident. IAF officials said the cause of the incident is being investigated.


Jul 02, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Flying operations of IAF team for 'Garuda' exercise to commence from Monday

The IAF also posted a video with the message highlighting the preparations of IAF contingent for Ex Garuda 2019.

Jun 30, 2019, 21:13 PM IST

IAF airlifts all stranded members of rescue team from AN-32 crash site in Arunachal Pradesh

The 15-member team comprising of eight IAF personnel, four Army personnel, and three civilians were recovered by the IAF choppers to Aalo around 5.15 pm, said the IAF.

Jun 29, 2019, 19:19 PM IST