India on March 31 received the fourth batch of Rafale fighter jets as three new aircrafts flew directly from France's Istres air base. Having Received 14 Rafales till now, India will be adding more to reach the targetted 36-jet count in coming months. Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force also thanked its UAE counterpart for refuelling the jets en route to India. The first batch of Rafale jets had landed in India in July 2020.
In a first, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is eyeing to participate in a multilateral exercise that is slated to take place in the strategic Persian Gulf Region. Touted as 'Desert Flag' exercise, the IAF will ship Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, two C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft and 125 personnel for this operation. Besides, the event will witness a various range of defence operations with force enhancer AWACS. Currently, India is eyeing to export BrahMos… read-more
Courtesy: The Times Of India
The Tapovan Hydroelectric Power Project, located at convergence of the Dhauliganga and Rishiganga river was completely washed off following the flash flood in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district. While the initial reconnaissance witnessed collapse of two bridges near the… read-more
IAF’s flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth on January 26 created history after appearing with the Indian Air Force's (IAF) tableau at the Republic Day parade. She is the first woman fighter pilot to the feat. Based at the IAF's Rajasthan airbase, Bhawna flies the MiG-21 Bison fighter plane. She is also one of the first three women fighter pilots inducted into the Air Force. The tableau was titled 'Indian Air Force: Touch the Sky with Glory'.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to have two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of combat aircraft. The feat was achieved after completion of 3,300-metre airstrip near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway. While it awaits testing, the Air Force has already conducted successful landing of Mirage, Jaguar, Sukhoi-30 on its Lucknow-Agra expressway. Reportedly, Hindon and Agra airbases will… read-more
Courtesy: Live Mint
To contain the raging wildfire at the Dzukou Valley in Nagaland-Manipur, authorities have deployed a National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team along with Indian Air Force helicopters. Reportedly, the fire that started on December 29, 2020 in Nagaland has engulfed the Manipur side of the valley as well. Manipur CM Biren Singh said Union Home Minister Amit Shah "has assured all the necessary assistance". However, the cause of the wildfire is… read-more
Garima Abrol, wife of late Squadron leader Samir Abrol, is all set to join the Indian Air Force as a flying officer. Garima passed out from the Air Force Academy on December 19. Samir, who was a squadron leader in the IAF, lost his life on February 1, 2019, when his Mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft crashed in Yamalur, Bengaluru. His co-test pilot, Squadron leader Siddhartha Negi, had also died in the accident.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
The DRDO will be producing six latest 'Made in India' aircraft to boost the Indian Air Force's surveillance capacities along Pakistan and China borders. Moreover, the planes will be built on passenger planes associated with Air India. Worth Rs 10,500 crore, the project will produce Airborne Early Warning and Control Block 2 planes efficient than its predecessor NETRA. They will have 360-degree exposure inside the opposition during operations… read-more
Courtesy: India Today
The Delhi High Court, staying Central Information Commission’s order, has directed the Indian Air Force to disclose the details about PM Modi’s foreign visits. The court asked to provide information while keeping their ranks and positions confidential. Earlier, ex-IAF Commodore Lokesh Batra had sought for the expenditure of PM Modi and former PM Manmohan’s foreign visits since 2013. However, the IAF citing 'potential threat' had approached… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Indian Air Force on December 9 has condemned Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor's film trailer AK Vs AK for wrongly portraying the Air Force. The official Twitter account of the IAF wrote that the uniform showed in the trailer is 'inaccurate,' and the language used is also 'inappropriate.' It added, "This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India." Moreover, the… read-more
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