Indian Air Force (IAF)

IAF signs deal with French Air Force to purchase phased out Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

This is the second such agreement that the Indian Air Force has signed for buying okayed airframes that will help one of the most potent aircraft fleets to continue for longer in service.

Sep 18, 2021, 13:56 PM IST

Indian Air Force will acquire 24 second-hand Mirages to strengthen fighter fleet: Report

IAF has initialled a 27 million euros contract to buy the fighters and out of these eight are in ready-to-fly condition. These aircraft, which costed 1.125 million euros each, will soon be shipped to India in containers. 

Sep 17, 2021, 09:26 AM IST

India to upgrade air operations capability in eastern Ladakh, carries out special operations at Nyoma ALG

India has been considering multiple options of developing airfields in eastern Ladakh including Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO), Fukche and Nyoma which are at a distance of few minutes from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

Aug 09, 2021, 11:51 AM IST

COVID-19: IAF airlifts cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to West Bengal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues its efforts towards bringing COVID-19 medical assistance and relief materials to the country. The IAF’s IL-76 aircraft on Friday (May 7, 2021) airlifted three cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore and landed at Panagarh Air base, West Bengal.

May 08, 2021, 07:25 AM IST

Tejas, Rafale, Sukhoi soar high in Bengaluru's Aero India 2021- In pics

India displayed the aviation prowess at the 13th edition of biennial Aero India-2021. The show was inaugurated by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. Indigenously developed Tejas-LCA helicopters and Surya Kiran aircraft stole the show.

Feb 05, 2021, 22:49 PM IST

Defence Ministry working to announce new air defence command by October

The Department of Military Affairs under Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has been given the mandate to create joint military commands along with theatre commands.

Aug 28, 2020, 12:08 PM IST

'Ready to face any challenge,' says Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Monday took over as the 26th chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who demitted office on his superannuation, on Monday. Watch this video to know more.

Oct 01, 2019, 07:44 AM IST

Pakistan wary of India, moves its F-16 fighters out of frontline bases

The Pakistan Air Force has taken out its F-16s from their home bases in Sargodha, Punjab, and Sindh and has deployed them at their satellite fields in a scattered manner, government sources have said.

May 20, 2019, 07:20 AM IST

Indian Air Force, DRDO successfully test-fire guided 'Glide Bomb'

Designated as the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), the bomb released from the IAF aircraft was guided through precision navigation system.

Nov 03, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

IAF fighter jets to land on Agra expressway on October 24. Here is why

According to the Defence Ministry officials, the drill will be carried out on October 24.

Oct 19, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

IAF airlifts 530 stranded passengers to Kashmir

 IAF today carried out sorties of over 500 passengers who were stranded in Jammu following closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to heavy rains and snowfall, to Kashmir Valley.

Mar 14, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

India's enemies nervous as Sukhoi-30 MKI-BrahMos integration gets closer to reality

The BrahMos-Sukhoi-30 MKI integration will provide the IAF the lethal capability to strike deep inside enemy territory. 

Feb 23, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

Six IAF fighter jets touch down on Agra-Lucknow Expressway on its opening

Three Sukhoi jets flew down from Bareilly and three Mirage 2000s from Gwalior and skimmed the six-lane highway, before flying off again.

Nov 21, 2016, 13:46 PM IST

Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster lands at Arunachal's ALG Mechuka, close to China border

Situated along the international border, Mechuka was one of the strategic locations during the Indo-China war in 1962. 

Nov 03, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

From Srinagar to Bikaner – Indian Air Force flexes its muscles along the western front

The IAF has also put its bases in the western sector under UAV surveillance to enhance security measures.

Sep 27, 2016, 10:24 AM IST