LCA Tejas FOC completes maiden flight, IAF closer to combat-ready indigenous fighter

Indian Air Force (IAF) is a step closer to getting a fully combat-ready indigenous supersonic fighter with the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Final Operational Clearance-standard (SP-21) making its first successful test flight in Bengaluru on Tuesday (March 17, 2020). Tejas FOC(SP-21), piloted by former Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Commodore and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chief Test Flying (Fixed Wing) KA Muthana (retired), was in the air for 40 minutes.

Mar 17, 2020, 16:20 PM IST

IAF ensuring level-playing field for single, twin engine fighter jets in USD 20 billion deal

Seven fighter aircraft including the F-21 from Lockheed Martin, F-18 and F-15 from Boeing, Gripen from Saab, MiG-35 and Sukhoi-35 from Rosoboronexport and Rafale from Dassault Aviation are the likely participants for the deal, which is likely to cost over USD 20 billion.

Mar 12, 2020, 20:10 PM IST

IAF Globemaster with 58 Indians returns from coronavirus-hit Iran

An Indian Air Force (IAF) military aircraft carrying the first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims being brought back from coronavirus-hit Iran landed at Ghaziabad's Hindon Air Force station on Tuesday (March 10).

Mar 10, 2020, 10:48 AM IST

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria flies MiG-21 in Srinagar on Balakot airstrike anniversary

To mark the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes, Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday (February 26) flew the MiG-21 aircraft of the 51 Squadron from Srinagar airbase.

Feb 26, 2020, 13:17 PM IST

IAF celebrates first anniversary of the Balakot airstrike

On February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan and avenged the Pulwama terrorist attack. Today India celebrated the anniversary of Balakot airstrike.

Feb 26, 2020, 12:12 PM IST

Balakot anniversary: How IAF bombed Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan and avenged Pulwama attack

In the wee hours of February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan and avenged the Pulwama terrorist attack. India on February 14, 2019, was shaken by what can be defined as one of the deadliest terror attacks on its soil in recent times.

Feb 26, 2020, 04:00 AM IST

IAF pilot dies, NCC cadet injured in trainer aircraft crash in Punjab's Patiala

A microlight aircraft crashed in Patiala, Punjab, on Monday in the Army cantonment area, killing an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot and injuring an NCC cadet. A Pipistrel Virus SW 80 trainer aircraft crashed soon after taking off from the Patiala Aviation Club airport, killing Wing Commander G S Cheema, an official spokesperson said.

Feb 24, 2020, 17:03 PM IST

Breaking news: IAF’s evacuation flight to Wuhan delayed as coronavirus death toll in China jumps to 2,118

Indian Air Force's flight, which was scheduled to fly to China on Thursday (February 20) to evacuate the remaining Indian citizens from Wuhan, has been delayed "due to technical reasons".

Feb 20, 2020, 10:30 AM IST

Tejas first look: Kangana Ranaut strikes a solid punch as an Indian Air Force pilot

'Tejas' happens to be the second film of Ronnie Screwvala's (RSVP) after highly acclaimed 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' based on the brave soldiers.

Feb 17, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

India, US attempting to finalize key defense deals ahead of Donald Trump's visit

Ahead of US President Donald Trump's maiden visit to India, the two countries are eyeing to finalize a raft of mega defense deals including procurement of a batch of military helicopters by Indian Navy from American defense major Lockheed Martin.

Feb 13, 2020, 12:39 PM IST

F-15EX fighters for Indian Air Force? Boeing planning to offer the combat aircraft

Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking for 114 combat aircraft to bolster its fighter stream and eyeing top jets from the United States of America, Europe and Russia for the same. Major defence companies have responded to the multi-billion dollar deal and USA's Boeing, which has already put its F/A-18 Super Hornet in the race, may also offer its F-15EX fighters to the IAF.

Feb 13, 2020, 12:17 PM IST

Breaking news: IAF getting ready to induct more Tejas LCA, 83 Mark 1A fighters in the pipeline

IAF already has 16 Tejas fighters in its 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers) based at Sulur Air Force Station in Tamil Nadu. The force will resurrect the 18 Squadron (Flying Bullets) after receiving more Tejas aircraft.

Feb 05, 2020, 16:53 PM IST

IAF’s AN-32 lands at Leh with indigenous bio-jet fuel

Leh at an altitude of 10,682 ft above mean sea level, is amongst one of world’s highest and most difficult operational airfield, it is prone to extreme weather conditions. 

Jan 31, 2020, 20:58 PM IST

Indian Air Force restructures, deploys more air warriors to boost fighter squadron strength by 20 per cent

While Indian Air Force (IAF) is inducting 36 French Rafale jets and the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to boost its fighter squadron strength, the force under the leadership of Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is also undertaking a major restructuring of its highly trained and motivated personnel to boost its war-fighting units.

Jan 30, 2020, 20:09 PM IST

Apache, Chinook Helicopters Debut At Republic Day 2020 fly past

The Republic Day flypast will comprise 41 aircraft of the Indian Air Force and four helicopters of the Army's aviation arm. The aircraft types include 16 fighters, 10 transport aircraft and 19 helicopters. The flypast will be conducted in two phases.

Jan 26, 2020, 13:38 PM IST

Chinook, Apache helicopters make debut on Republic Day flypast

Both helicopters were recently inducted in the Indian Air Force.

Jan 26, 2020, 12:00 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses nation on Republic Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday addressed the nation on the eve of 71st Republic Day. The President's address, which began at 7 pm, is being broadcast on the entire national network of All India Radio (AIR) and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.

Jan 25, 2020, 20:36 PM IST

Republic Day 2020: Hear patriotic songs from ITBP personnel

In this special episode of Zee News, listen to patriotic songs sung by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in Zee News Studio.

Jan 25, 2020, 16:12 PM IST

BrahMos cruise missile's first export order soon, deal likely by April-May 2020

BrahMos, world's fastest cruise missile, is likely to be supplied to a third country with the contract for the same most probably to be signed sometime in April or May 2020. The supersonic missile capable of flying at Mach 3 (over 3704 kilometres per hour) is an India-Russia venture and can be launched from land, ship as well as an aircraft.

Jan 20, 2020, 16:47 PM IST