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Indian Air Force

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

Late Squadron Leader Samir Abrol’s wife Garima Abrol clears SSB, may get opportunity to join IAF

Garima’s husband Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddartha Negi were killed in a Mirage 2000 crash when they were test flying the fighter jet.

Jul 16, 2019, 08:49 AM IST

IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies Rafale during Exercise Garuda 2019

Air Marshal Bhadauria also spoke on the joint operations of the Rafale and the Su-30MKI, calling it a potent combination which will give enemy sleepless nights. 

Jul 12, 2019, 14:54 PM 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

Two more CH-47F (I) Chinook helicopters join Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force will receive a massive boost in its strategic airlift capability with the advanced multi-mission Chinooks joining its fleet. 

Jul 09, 2019, 16:38 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 Chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa to fly Russia's YAK-130 Mitten Advanced Jet Trainer

Air Chief Dhanoa will meet senior officers of the Russian Armed Forces between July 9-12.

Jul 09, 2019, 12:12 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

Pigeons pose threat to fighter jets at IAF's future Rafale base

A complaint has been registered by the IAF officials with the local administration as these pigeons have grown up in the vicinity of the air base.

Jul 07, 2019, 08:10 AM 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