Indian Air Force

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

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

IAF lauds Sqn Ldr Shikha Pandey for being part of India's T20 World Cup squad

Pandey has appeared in a total of 52 ODIs, 40 T20Is and 2 Tests for India, amassing a total of 719 runs across formats. 

Jan 20, 2020, 16:09 PM IST

BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

The airbase is located in Tamil Nadu and the Su-30MKIs with their 1,500 kilometres combat radius and the air-launched BrahMos which have a range of 400 km will ensure the IAF is able to patrol the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and vast areas of the Indian Ocean.

Jan 20, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

IAF to resurrect its 222 Tigersharks Squadron with Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs armed with BrahMos missiles

With the capability to strike targets over the vast seas surrounding India's western, eastern and southern coasts, the Tigersharks will help the country maintain a tight vigil over strategically important Indian Ocean Region. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will oversee the induction ceremony of Su-30MKIs with BrahMos missiles in the 222 Squadron (Tigersharks).

Jan 20, 2020, 10:08 AM IST

We Rule the Skies with Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs, declares Indian Air Force

The IAF is modifying 42 Su-30MKIs to launch the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. IAF's lethality will increase manifolds once the modified Su-30MKIs capable of launching BrahMos missiles join the service. 

Jan 17, 2020, 14:29 PM IST

IAF's tableau for R-Day Parade unveiled, Chinook and Apache choppers to take part for first time

Flight Lieutenants Gagandeep Gill and Reema Rai are the two lady officers selected in the 148-member IAF contingent and a total of 41 aircraft will participate in the Republic Day parade.

Jan 13, 2020, 14:28 PM IST

New Su-30 squadron in Thanjavur will hugely enhance operational capabilities: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

 The new Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron is being raised in Thanjavur.

Jan 11, 2020, 15:52 PM IST

Varun Dhawan spends two 'magical' days with Indian Air Force

The dance-based film is slated to hit theatres on January 24. It also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Nora Fatehi.

Jan 10, 2020, 15:34 PM IST

Why is CDS important: Defence Expert Commodore Anil Jai Singh analyses

The concept of CDS and Theatre Commands is that all three forces should coordinate and work together to ensure that the Indian military becomes more lethal.

Jan 02, 2020, 18:36 PM IST

IAF chief Bhadauria welcomes creation of post of CDS, calls it a bold step

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria expressed confidence that the creation of the post of the CDS will help in all the efforts that are needed to bring in the proper coordination between Indian Army, IAF and Indian Navy.

Jan 02, 2020, 08:35 AM IST

DNA: Indian Air Force bid farewell to swing-wing MiG-27 fighters

Indian Air Force (IAF) bids farewell to its swing-wing MiG-27 fighter jets that played a key stellar role in the 1999 Kargil War. The MiG-27 fighter jets have the backbone of the IAF's ground-attack fleet for several years, but the fighter plane flew for the last time on December 27.

#Kargil #Kargil1999 #MiG27 #DNA #IAF #KargilWar

Dec 27, 2019, 23:12 PM IST

Indian armed forces extremely secular, have utmost respect for human rights laws: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

The driving ethos of the Indian armed forces is “Insaniyat”( Humanity) and “Sharafat”( Decency). They are extremely secular. The challenge is the changing warfare tactics with the advent of technology," said Rawat.

Dec 27, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

MIG-27's last flight today, 'Kargil warrior' getting retired

Today, fighter plane MIG-27 gets retire from Indian Air Force. Today was the last flight day for the warrior plane. MIG-27 will always be remembered as it has given a huge contribution in the Kargil war in 1999.

#MIG27Retirement #IndianAirForce #ZeeNews

Dec 27, 2019, 13:26 PM IST