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  • A glance at combat vehicles as Indian Air Force celebrates 89th anniversary Oct 08, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    A glance at combat vehicles as Indian Air Force celebrates 89th anniversary

    Let's check out some of the fighter jets and aircraft that help the Indian Air Force dominate in any combat situation.

  • IAF committed to integration among armed forces Oct 05, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    IAF committed to integration among armed forces

    Addressing a press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, he said the IAF is fully prepared to deal with any security challenge in eastern Ladakh and that new infrastructure created by the Chinese side in the region will not affect India's combat readiness.

  • Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari takes charge as new IAF chief Sep 30, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari takes charge as new IAF chief

    Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari added that enhancement of operational capability through integration of newly inducted platforms, weapons and equipment with existing assets and dovetailing the same in the concepts of operations would remain a priority area.

  • Tata, Airbus seal Rs 22,000 crore contract to make military aircraft Sep 24, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Tata, Airbus seal Rs 22,000 crore contract to make military aircraft

    Under the deal, 40 of the 56 planes will be manufactured in India by a consortium of the Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) within 10 years of signing the contract.

  • IAF to hold air show over Srinagar's Dal Lake on September 26 Sep 15, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    IAF to hold air show over Srinagar's Dal Lake on September 26

    "The main aim of the air show is to motivate the youth of the Valley to join the Indian Air Force and to promote tourism in the region," Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole said.

  • Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari inaugurate emergency landing strip for IAF planes on national highway in Barmer Sep 09, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari inaugurate emergency landing strip for IAF planes on national highway in Barmer

    A Hercules C-130J plane of the IAF, carrying the two ministers and Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, conducted a mock emergency landing on the national highway on Thursday. NH-925 is India's first national highway to be used for emergency landing of IAF aircraft.

  • IAF plane with Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari to conduct mock emergency landing on highway in Rajasthan's Barmer Sep 06, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    IAF plane with Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari to conduct mock emergency landing on highway in Rajasthan's Barmer

    The two ministers will be inaugurating the 3.5 km-long strip on the national highway in Barmer this week as it is ready to handle emergency landings of the IAF's fighter jets and other aircraft, sources mentioned.

  • IAF invites bids to acquire 10 anti-drone systems in wake of Jammu air station attack Jul 06, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    IAF invites bids to acquire 10 anti-drone systems in wake of Jammu air station attack

    The RFI said that vendors are to indicate the delivery schedule with a stage-wise breakup of the entire project, post conclusion of the contract.

  • Jammu airbase drone attack: NIA takes over probe, Pakistan's role under scanner Jun 29, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Jammu airbase drone attack: NIA takes over probe, Pakistan's role under scanner

    The dual-use airport belongs to the Indian Air Force but is also used for commercial flight operations. It is located on the outskirts of Jammu city.

  • Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria Jun 19, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

    In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale jets at a cost Rs 59,000 crore. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had in February said the country would have the entire fleet of the fighter aircraft by April 2022.

  • Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report Mar 29, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report

    After landing in India, the jets would be flown to Ambala, where they would be joining the Golden Arrows Squadron, as per the report.

  • 2 years since Balakot: Why air strike was IAF’s most significant action since 1971 war Feb 26, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    2 years since Balakot: Why air strike was IAF’s most significant action since 1971 war

    The 'non-military' and 'pre-emptive' air strike by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was India’s response to the Pulwama terror attack

  • Balakot, two years on: What changed for Indian Air Force since the airstrike Feb 26, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    Balakot, two years on: What changed for Indian Air Force since the airstrike

    Since the Balakot airstrike in 2019, the Indian Air Force has undertaken several reformative measures to bolster its operational capabilities.

  • DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore Feb 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore

    The DAC also approved that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than D&D cases shall be concluded in two years.

  • India to start trials of 160 km strike range Astra Mark 2 missile this year Feb 15, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    India to start trials of 160 km strike range Astra Mark 2 missile this year

    The extended range Astra Mark 2 would give India an edge over its adversaries and would add more lethality to its fighter jets in aerial combat, like the one which happened a day after the Balakot airstrikes on February 26, 2019.

  • Republic Day 2021: Bhawana Kanth to become first IAF woman pilot to participate in R- Day parade Jan 18, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Republic Day 2021: Bhawana Kanth to become first IAF woman pilot to participate in R- Day parade

    Bhawana, who belongs to Bihar's Darbhanga, was inducted into the IAF in 2016 along with Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh. She is currently posted at an airbase in Rajasthan where she flies MiG-21 Bison.

  • AK vs AK: Indian Air Force asks Netflix to withdraw scene in Anil Kapoor-starrer Dec 09, 2020 03:49 PM IST

    AK vs AK: Indian Air Force asks Netflix to withdraw scene in Anil Kapoor-starrer

    In a tweet on December 9, the IAF asked Netflix to withdraw some scenes for showing Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor in an 'inaccurately-donned uniform and for the language used being ‘inappropriate’.

  • IAF's first woman commissioned officer Vijayalakshmi Ramanan dies at 96 Oct 21, 2020 08:54 PM IST

    IAF's first woman commissioned officer Vijayalakshmi Ramanan dies at 96

    Born in February 1924, she was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps on August 22, 1955 and was seconded to the Air Force with effect from the same day

  • Army, IAF prepare for joint operations in Eastern Ladakh to counter China Oct 04, 2020 07:03 PM IST

    Army, IAF prepare for joint operations in Eastern Ladakh to counter China

    Several IAF transport aircraft, including the C-130J Super Hercules, have already made it to the Ladakh airfield with supplies. The heads of the Army and the Air Force often meet with Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat to plan security measures, says a report

  • Who is Shivangi Singh, the first IAF woman fighter pilot set to fly Rafale Sep 24, 2020 10:31 AM IST

    Who is Shivangi Singh, the first IAF woman fighter pilot set to fly Rafale

    Shivangi Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, joined the IAF in 2017 and is currently undergoing training to fly the Rafale aircraft.

  • The bird has arrived | Five Rafales formally inducted into IAF's fleet of fighter jets Sep 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    The bird has arrived | Five Rafales formally inducted into IAF's fleet of fighter jets

    The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets has been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Ambala air base.

  • Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force Sep 10, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force

    Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony at the Ambala air force station, to formally induct the first batch of Rafale fighter jets.

  • IAF writes to Censor Board objecting to its 'undue negative' portrayal in movie Gunjan Saxena Aug 12, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    IAF writes to Censor Board objecting to its 'undue negative' portrayal in movie Gunjan Saxena

    The movie is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war. It has been produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.

  • Budgam helicopter incident | Accused IAF officers seek to halt court martial: Report Aug 07, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    Budgam helicopter incident | Accused IAF officers seek to halt court martial: Report

    An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in a 'friendly fire' incident, within 10 minutes of taking off, almost simultaneous to the aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan in February 2019.

  • IAF aircraft on AMU campus listed for sale on OLX for Rs 10 crore; Proctor dismisses it as fake Aug 04, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    IAF aircraft on AMU campus listed for sale on OLX for Rs 10 crore; Proctor dismisses it as fake

    The aircraft installed at the university in 2009 as a symbol of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was listed on OLX for sale for Rs 999,99,999.

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