Russia's Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 jets intercept foreign aircraft 5 times in one week

Russian Aerospace Force has MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters in its arsenal and is also inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters. While the twin-engine air superiority fighter MiG-29 is a more than 40 years old fighter, the Sukhoi jets, too, have twin-engines and are much larger aircraft, have a bigger range and more weapons payload compared to the former.

Dec 13, 2019, 21:09 PM IST

IAF MiG-29UPGs face Oman Air Force F-16, Eurofighter Typhoons during Exercise Eastern Bridge-V

IAF 47 Squadron Black Archers and 223 Squadron Tridents, both based at Adampur in Punjab's Jalandhar, have sent their MiG-29UPG jets.

Oct 17, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

IAF backs indigenous Astra BVR air-to-air missiles for new Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters

The IAF had carried out a study to check if the airframes of the MiG-29s on offer were good enough for it to operate for a long time. MiG-29s are flown by the IAF and the pilots are familiar with it but the ones offered by the Russians are different from the ones in the Indian inventory.

Oct 14, 2019, 19:18 PM IST

Russia scrambles MiG, Sukhoi fighters 20 times to intercept 27 foreign aircraft

The Russian Aerospace Force flies the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-35 fighters. It is in the process of inducting MiG-35 and the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth fighters to increase the lethality of its force.

Sep 30, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

IAF's last MiG-29s land at Ojhar for upgrade, to return as a more lethal fighter

MiG-29s took part in Operation Safed Sagar during the 1999 Kargil War and were tasked with protecting the IAF assets deployed to bomb the icy heights which had been occupied by Pakistani intruders. The upgrade will make the last two MiG-29s multirole combat aircraft capable of undertaking air-to-air as well as air-to-ground operations.

Sep 30, 2019, 15:43 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

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