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  • IAF completes first level of selecting astronauts for Gaganyaan mission from its test pilots pool Sep 07, 2019 02:40 PM IST

    IAF completes first level of selecting astronauts for Gaganyaan mission from its test pilots pool

    The first Gaganyaan flight scheduled for 2022 will carry three astronauts, who will be picked from among the test pilots in the armed forces.

  • IAF inducts Apache: All you need to know about the attack helicopter and how it boosts capabilities Sep 03, 2019 02:54 PM IST

    IAF inducts Apache: All you need to know about the attack helicopter and how it boosts capabilities

    The Apache AH-64E is considered to be the best attack helicopter in the world

  • Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies MiG 21 with IAF chief  in Pathankot Sep 02, 2019 02:45 PM IST

    Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies MiG 21 with IAF chief  in Pathankot

    The 36-year-old IAF pilot was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during aerial combat.

  • IAF fleet to get Apache helicopters, fighter pilot Abhinandan likely to join event Aug 30, 2019 11:31 AM IST

    IAF fleet to get Apache helicopters, fighter pilot Abhinandan likely to join event

    Four Apache helicopters are to be stationed at the Pathankot Air Force Station, which is considered to be the prime airbase, which is just a few miles from the border of neighbouring Pakistan

  • Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit: Phalcon AWACS, Derby air-to-air missiles on agenda Aug 27, 2019 09:46 AM IST

    Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit: Phalcon AWACS, Derby air-to-air missiles on agenda

    Top diplomats based in New Delhi and Tel Aviv said on condition of anonymity that an advanced security liaison team from Israel will land in Delhi on September 2 to prepare ground for the prime ministerial visit

  • ADA to unveil Tejas Mk II with heavier stand-off weapon capacity in 2022 Aug 23, 2019 11:24 AM IST

    ADA to unveil Tejas Mk II with heavier stand-off weapon capacity in 2022

    Sanctioned by the government in 2009, the Mk II will be equipped with state-of-the-art AESA radar with the indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra, which has a range of 70km. The beyond visual range missile is currently being tested on the IAF’s...

  • Rain toll in Kerala climbs to 22; State seeks Army, IAF help Aug 09, 2019 04:24 PM IST

    Rain toll in Kerala climbs to 22; State seeks Army, IAF help

    A year after Kerala was devastated by the deadliest monsoon that led to the worst deluge in a century, the state was again at the receiving end of the nature's fury, prompting the government to seek the help of the Army and the Air Force.

  • IAF needs spares from suspended Swiss supplier Pilatus, exploring options Jul 29, 2019 11:32 AM IST

    IAF needs spares from suspended Swiss supplier Pilatus, exploring options

    “It is a fact that Pilatus has been banned for a year. It is also a fact that we need spares and components for our Pilatus PC-7 MkII fleet,” said an IAF official.

  • Amit Shah praises rescue teams after passengers taken out safely from stranded train in Thane Jul 27, 2019 05:22 PM IST

    Amit Shah praises rescue teams after passengers taken out safely from stranded train in Thane

    The passengers of the Kolhapur-bound Mahalaxmi Express were trapped at Badlapur, 72 km from Mumbai.

  • Over 100 stranded in Thane district, IAF launches rescue operation Jul 27, 2019 05:00 PM IST

    Over 100 stranded in Thane district, IAF launches rescue operation

    Heavy rains since July 26 night have caused the Ulhas river in the district to overflow, with water gushing onto roads in Badlapur and inundating many areas.

  • IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US Jul 27, 2019 04:20 PM IST

    IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US

    Boeing said the first batch of the Apaches arrived in India and an additional four choppers will be delivered to the IAF next week.

  • First Rafale delivery in September 2019 as per schedule: Defence production Secy Jul 13, 2019 06:39 PM IST

    First Rafale delivery in September 2019 as per schedule: Defence production Secy

    Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft.

  • Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official Jul 12, 2019 01:29 PM IST

    Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

    Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

  • AN-32 aircraft fleet is airworthy, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Jul 01, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    AN-32 aircraft fleet is airworthy, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    He also said that the accident rate per 10,000 flying hours in the Air Force has come down from 1.04 in 1999 to 0.33 currently.

  • IAF lost 27 aircraft, including 15 fighter jets and choppers, in crashes since 2016: Shripad Naik Jun 26, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    IAF lost 27 aircraft, including 15 fighter jets and choppers, in crashes since 2016: Shripad Naik

    The number rose sharply in 2018-19 with the IAF losing seven fighter jets, two helicopters and two trainers.

  • Operation Bandar: IAF pilots who struck JeM terror camp in Balakot say they 'didn't miss' target Jun 25, 2019 10:31 AM IST

    Operation Bandar: IAF pilots who struck JeM terror camp in Balakot say they 'didn't miss' target

    Operation ‘Bandar’ was IAF’s first strike inside Pakistan since the 1971 war

  • AN-32 aircraft crash: 6 bodies, remains of 7 others retrieved Jun 20, 2019 01:03 PM IST

    AN-32 aircraft crash: 6 bodies, remains of 7 others retrieved

    The aircraft had gone missing on June 3 and the wreckage was located on June 11.

  • Twitter suspends open-source intelligence handles for showing IAF aircraft positions during Balakot airstrike Jun 19, 2019 02:05 PM IST

    Twitter suspends open-source intelligence handles for showing IAF aircraft positions during Balakot airstrike

    A report cites sources in the IAF as saying that they were surprised to know their assets were visible on various Twitter handles

  • IAF confirms no survivors in AN-32 crash Jun 13, 2019 01:11 PM IST

    IAF confirms no survivors in AN-32 crash

    On June 3, the aircraft had gone missing hours after it took off from Jorhat, Assam for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Rescuers flown to crash site of AN-32 aircraft Jun 12, 2019 01:30 PM IST

    Rescuers flown to crash site of AN-32 aircraft

    The wreckage of the AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force was spotted on June 11 in a heavily forested mountainous terrain by an IAF Mi-17 helicopter, eight days after it went missing with 13 people on board.

  • IAF intensifies search operation to trace missing AN-32 aircraft Jun 07, 2019 08:35 AM IST

    IAF intensifies search operation to trace missing AN-32 aircraft

    The Russian-made aircraft took off from Jorhat at 12.27 pm on June 3 for the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground and its last contact with the ground control was at 1 pm.

  • Search operations continue for missing IAF aircraft Jun 04, 2019 02:37 PM IST

    Search operations continue for missing IAF aircraft

    A fleet of fixed wing aircraft and choppers have been deployed to locate the missing AN-32 aircraft

  • Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale jet procurement May 23, 2019 10:52 AM IST

    Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale jet procurement

    No document or hard disk has been stolen and further details pertaining to the motive behind the attempt are being ascertained, reports ANI

  • F-21 jets will not be sold to any other country if we get IAF contract: Lockheed Martin May 13, 2019 04:10 PM IST

    F-21 jets will not be sold to any other country if we get IAF contract: Lockheed Martin

    Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin, says if F-21 wins the contract, then India will also be integrated into the company's global fighter ecosystem.

  • You have made IAF jets your 'own taxi': Congress to PM Modi May 09, 2019 02:40 PM IST

    You have made IAF jets your 'own taxi': Congress to PM Modi

    "Distraction and fakery is your last resort. You have made Indian Air Force jets your own Taxi! You have paid as low as Rs 744 for using IAF jets for election trips!" Surjewala said.

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