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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

Air Force Day: MiG-29 gets upgrade; gains in lethality, ferocity

The India Air Force's beast - MiG-29 - has gained in strength and ferocity after an upgrade.

Oct 07, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

Responding to nuclear strikes, chemical warfare and testing the Tejas: What Indian Air Force tried to perfect in Gagan Shakti 2018

IAF sources said they found the performance of the HAL Tejas satisfactory.

Apr 24, 2018, 22:22 PM IST

Modern aircraft easier to fly, but combat tasks more challenging

The aircraft is also equipped with a version of the Phazotron Zhuk AESA radar that is capable of simultaneously detecting and tracking up to 30 aerial targets at up to 160 km away.

Jul 23, 2017, 17:40 PM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Stunning showcase of IAF's air prowess - Watch

Iron Fist Exercise 2016 in Rajasthan will see the participation of 181 aircraft, 103 of them fighter planes.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: All you need to know

The mammoth exercise in the Thar Desert would witness participation of 181 aircraft.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

Russian fighter jet crashes, pilot killed

A pilot was killed when a Russian fighter jet crashed in southern Russia Sunday morning, a senior Air Force official said.

Jul 28, 2014, 02:29 AM IST

Astra missile test-fired on second consecutive day

After perfect developmental trial of "Astra", India test-fired its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.

Dec 22, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

Body parts of crashed MiG-29’s pilot recovered

More than nine months after a MiG-29 crashed in Lahaul-Spiti area of HP, the IAF has found some body parts, believed to be of its pilot, in glaciers.

Aug 01, 2012, 11:47 AM IST

Missing MiG-29 pilot dead

The remains of the pilot of the ill-fated MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in the Himalayan heights of Himachal Pradesh last month have been recovered.

Nov 06, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

Massive combing operation on to locate crashed MiG

A massive combing operation is on to retrieve the main wreckage of an IAF MiG-29 combat jet and to locate its other parts, including the black box, in the snow-bound Himalayan terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

Nov 04, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

Massive search for MiG-29 wreckage on

Massive combing operations continued Wednesday, with trekkers managing to climb snow-bound peaks in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Valley to locate a missing IAF MiG-29 combat jet and its pilot.

Oct 26, 2011, 15:12 PM IST

IAF renews search for MiG-29 pilot, wreckage

The IAF on Thursday renewed its search for the pilot and the wreckage of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

Oct 20, 2011, 12:07 PM IST

Will ground MiG-29 if needed: Indian Navy Chief

The aircraft is the trainer version of the MiG-29K that the Indian Navy fleet will operate from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (erstwhile Admiral Gorshkov) when it joins the fleet in 2013.

Jun 24, 2011, 18:28 PM IST

MiG-29K develops technical snag in Goa

A MiG-29K fighter plane developed a technical problem at INS Hansa base but caused no casualties.

Dec 06, 2010, 17:52 PM IST

Russia will complete MiG-29 upgradation by 2013

Russia will complete the upgradation of Indian Air Force`s 60 MiG-29 fighters by 2013 which will extend their service life by another 15 years.

Sep 20, 2009, 18:03 PM IST