3 IAF Officers Sacked For Accidental Firing In Pakistan Town
Three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were sacked after the accidental firing of the BrahMos missile in Pakistan. On August 23, the Indian Government regretted the incident, which happened earlier this year and removed the officers. Notably, three IAF officers fired the BrahMos missile in the Mian Channu town of Pakistan. Although there were no casualties or damage to properties, the matter became a concern for the IAF.
Tags: Air Force, IAF, Three Officers Sacked, Pakistan, BrohMos Missile
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
India To Allow Pvt Companies To Make Military Choppers; Plans To Replace Russian Built Mi-17
The Indian defence ministry has given the nod to private companies to develop military helicopters. With this the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) rules will be amended allowing private companies to collaborate with Indian Defence PSUs. The Indian Multi-Role Helicopters (IMRH) which will be developed under this collaboration, will replace Russian built Mi-17 and Mi-8 choppers in the Indian military inventory.
Tags: Defence Ministry, Military Chopper, Air Force, Mi-17 Chopper, IMRH Chopper
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh:1971 War Finest Example Of Whole-Of-Govt Approach
Defence Secretary Rajnath Singh has said that the 1971 War was the finest example of the whole-of-government approach. In his address at the PC Lal Memorial Lecture in Delhi, he stressed, "The 1971 war is the finest example of the whole-of-government approach, not only for the armed forces, but also for national security." Air Force Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari was also in attendance at the PC Memorial Lecture.
Tags: Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister, India, National Security, Air Force
Remains Of Crashed F-16 Jet Plane Found In Chiayi County: Taiwan
Suspected remains of the crashed F-16V pilot were found by Taiwan's search and rescue teams. The F-16V fighter jet crashed off the nation's southwest coast on January 11. At Dongshi Township in Chiayi's County at 4 pm, captain Chen Yi's human remains were found, reported Taiwanese military. The remains will be analyzed on January 14. On January 11, the F-16V plane vanished from the radar during a training mission.
Tags: Taiwan, F-16 JET, plane crash, Air Force, World news
UK Airlifted Over 11,000 People From Afghanistan
Over 11,000 people have been evacuated from Taliban-captured Afghanistan by the United Kingdom. The evacuation process will continue for now and no fixed date has been fixed for the end of evacuation flights. However, UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab previously notified that the evacuation of the people will continue till the end of August. “More than 1,000 UK Armed Forces personnel deployed in Kabul,” said UK’s Defence Ministry.
Tags: UK, Afghanistan, Taliban, Air Force
India Evacuates 50 Diplomats, Staffs From Afghanistan's Kandahar
With the Taliban rapidly taking control of several key areas in Afghanistan's Kandahar, 50 diplomats and other staff members of the Kandahar Consulate have been evacuated on an Air Force plane by India. The Indian embassy had earlier advised about the growing security concerns adding, Indian Nationals face a "serious threat" of kidnapping. External Affairs Ministry said that India was carefully examining Afghanistan's deteriorating situation… read-more
Tags: Taliban, Kandahar Consulate, Air Force, evacuation, Afghanistan, Kidnapping, Indian Nationals
World Air Forces Report: USA Has Largest Fleet, India Ranks 4th
The World Air Forces Report has revealed that India, with 2,119 active fleet, stands fourth among the countries having strongest air force in the world. The list has been topped by the USA with 13,232 active fleet. Moreover, Russia with 4,143 and China owning 3,260 aircrafts have been ranked second and third respectively. The report published by Flight International and Embraer ranked S-Korea, Japan, Pakistan and France on fifth, sixth,… read-more
Tags: World, Defence, Air Force, USA
Courtesy: Money Control
Govt Approves To Procure 83 LCA Tejas Fighter-Jet Worth Rs 45,696 Cr
The PM headed Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft and 10 trainer aircraft at the cost of Rs 45,696 crore on January 13. Equipped with critical operational capabilities, the fighter-jet is an indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured fighter aircraft. Touted as game-changer, the 4th-generation Light Combat Aircraft would be equipped with Active Electronically-Scanned Array… read-more
Tags: LCA Tejas Mk-1A, Fighter Aircraft, Union cabinet, Trainer aircraft, Air Force, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
MiG 29K Crash: Pilot's Corpse Recovered From Arabian Sea
After an 11-day search, the dead body of MiG 29K pilot Commander Nishant Singh has been recovered on December 7. Reportedly, a MiG 29K fighter jet plummeted into the Arabian Sea with Commander Nishant and a co-pilot on November 26. However, the other pilot was rescued immediately. "The squadron stands with the family and the family… read-more
Tags: Indian Navy, Air Force, INS vikramaditya, Arabian Sea
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Karnataka CM Pitches COVID-19 Protocol For Aero India Show
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on October 7 confirmed that the Aero India Show 2021 will be conducted in Bangalore with COVID-19 precautionary measures. The CM stated that the delegates will be screened and social distancing measures will be undertaken in accordance with COVID-19 protocol. He also stated that most of the slots were booked by the exhibitors as they prepare for the event scheduled between February 3-7, 2021.
Tags: Aero India Show, Karnataka, Air Force, Bangalore
Courtesy: Deccan Herald