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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

IAF's Su-30MKI costlier than Russian Su-30 due to India specific features

Minister of Defence (State) Subhash Bhamre has told Parliament that SU-30MKI has a higher cost of manufacturing due to a number of factors.

Jan 03, 2019, 06:40 AM IST

Indian Air Force successfully tests Astra BVR Air-to-Air missiles

The Astra missile systems are all set to be inducted into the Indian Air Force by 2019.

Oct 03, 2018, 22:07 PM IST

India successfully completes Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon tests for eighth time

The indigenously developed weapon is designed to destroy runways and other airfield infrastructure, so adversarial war planes are unable to even take-off.

Aug 19, 2018, 23:02 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKIs refuel midair, fly with F/A-18 Hornet fighters during Exercise Pitch Black 2018

“This is how friendships are formed.”

Aug 03, 2018, 09:09 AM 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

Gagan Shakti 2018: Indian Air Force exercises put Sukhoi Su-30 fighters from east coast in operations over Arabian Sea

It will now focus on working with the Indian Navy on dominance drills over the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Apr 17, 2018, 19:35 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

India in talks with Russia to upgrade Sukhoi combat jet fleet

India has opened talks with Russia to upgrade its fleet of air superiority Sukhoi Su-30s with a new radar and avionics to make the fighters more lethal than what they already are.

Nov 11, 2012, 15:06 PM IST

Defence Ministry surprised over crash of Su-30

Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it was
surprised over the crash of one of its frontline Su-30MKI
fighter aircraft, which are the latest and most-advanced war
planes in IAF inventory, and ordered a probe into it.

Dec 14, 2011, 16:16 PM IST

IAF to deploy top-of-the-line jets in south

The IAF is looking at strengthening its response to threats from non-state actors.

Dec 28, 2010, 23:47 PM IST

IAF to upgrade SU-30 fighter aircraft

Modernising its fighter jet
fleet, the Indian Air Force is going to upgrade its SU-30 MKI
combat aircraft with the help of Russia.

Jul 04, 2010, 13:27 PM IST