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  • IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets Oct 15, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets

    The second batch of four Rafale jets is expected to arrive in India in the next four weeks.

  • IAF demonstrated operational capability along northern border, says IAF chief; Commends air warriors for quick response in Ladakh row Oct 08, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    IAF demonstrated operational capability along northern border, says IAF chief; Commends air warriors for quick response in Ladakh row

    In an address on the occasion of the 88th anniversary of the IAF, RKS Bhadauria also assured the nation that the force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard India’s sovereignty and interests in all circumstances.

  • 88th Indian Air Force Day | A glimpse from Air Force Day parade Oct 08, 2020 03:19 PM IST

    88th Indian Air Force Day | A glimpse from Air Force Day parade

    This year, a total of 56 aircraft, including 19 fighters and seven transport aircraft along with 19 helicopters, took part in the aerial show for the celebration on 88th Indian Air Force Day.

  • Ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache will transform IAF: President Ram Nath Kovind Oct 08, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    Ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache will transform IAF: President Ram Nath Kovind

    On the occasion of Air Force Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said the nation remains indebted to the contribution of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in securing our skies and assisting civil authorities in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

  • India working on directed energy weapons, optionally manned platforms and swarm drones: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria Oct 05, 2020 10:08 PM IST

    India working on directed energy weapons, optionally manned platforms and swarm drones: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

    Talking about future challenges, the IAF chief also said the space domain is likely to dominate in times to come and it is being given the required thrust.

  • IAF well positioned to deal with any threat: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria Oct 05, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    IAF well positioned to deal with any threat: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

    Addressing a press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, Bhadauria said Chinese air power can't get the better of India's capabilities but at the same time added that there is no question of underestimating the adversary.

  • Constant rule tweaks, corporate reluctance make India’s defence offset policy ineffective Sep 24, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Constant rule tweaks, corporate reluctance make India’s defence offset policy ineffective

    Defence industry experts say, while there have been many changes to offset and defence procurement policies by the government, defence contractors themselves are unwilling to bear the additional cost of offsets.

  • Indian Air Force's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon Sep 21, 2020 05:57 PM IST

    Indian Air Force's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon

    The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets, official sources said.

  • Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to carry out activities in border areas Sep 12, 2020 06:19 PM IST

    Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to carry out activities in border areas

    Setting up facilities like air defence radars and an advance landing ground in Uttarakhand's hilly districts of Chamoli, Pitgoragarh and Uttarkashi will be of great help to the air force as they are in the country's northeast, the AOC-in-C said.

  • Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria reviews IAF's operational preparedness in eastern sector Sep 03, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria reviews IAF's operational preparedness in eastern sector

    The Army and the Indian Air Force have increased their alert levels in all key bases along the nearly 3,400 km-long LAC following China's fresh attempts to change the status quo in the Southern Bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh.

  • Delhi High Court refuses to stay streaming of Netflix movie 'Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl' Sep 02, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Delhi High Court refuses to stay streaming of Netflix movie 'Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl'

    Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the Centre as to why it did not approach the court before release of the movie on Over The Top (OTT) platform, and said an injunction cannot be granted now as the film is already streaming.

  • India unlikely to participate in mega war game in Russia next month Aug 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    India unlikely to participate in mega war game in Russia next month

    Though no reason has been cited officially about India's review of the earlier decision, people familiar with the development indicated that China's participation in the exercise could be a factor in India deciding not to be part of it.

  • In pics | All you need to know about what the Squadron 17 pilots wore during their big flight in Rafale jets Jul 30, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    In pics | All you need to know about what the Squadron 17 pilots wore during their big flight in Rafale jets

    Here's what the pilots of Squadron 17, also known as Golden Arrows, wore when they landed at the Ambala air base in the new Rafale jets.

  • In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s Jul 29, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s

    The modern fighter jets were flown-in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company.The Rafales fighter jets was given ceremonial welcome by SU-30s.

  • IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29 Jul 28, 2020 11:00 PM IST

    IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29

    The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in over two decades, and they are expected to significantly boost the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities.

  • Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know Jul 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know

    With the induction of these nuclear-capable fighter jets, the IAF’s firepower and air superiority is set to increase multifold.

  • Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures Jul 27, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures

    Five Rafale jets built by Dassault Aviation took flight from France for India on July 27 as part of the two countries' 36 fighter jet deal that was signed by the two countries in September 2016.

  • Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power Jul 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power

    The fighter jets will be refuelled on the way by a French Air Force tanker aircraft and take a stopover at France's UAE airbase after which India will receive them on July 29.

  • Need to further enhance our operational capabilities: IAF chief R K S Bhadauria Jul 02, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Need to further enhance our operational capabilities: IAF chief R K S Bhadauria

    Bhadauria commended the effort put in towards "integrated training of air warriors of all streams" to meet the present and future operational requirements.

  • Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore Jul 02, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore

    The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • India-China Border News | Determined to deliver, geared up for contingency: IAF chief Jun 20, 2020 02:17 PM IST

    India-China Border News | Determined to deliver, geared up for contingency: IAF chief

    Addressing a combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said the air force will never let the supreme sacrifice made by our brave soldiers at Galwan in Ladakh go in vain.

  • India-China border tension: Air Force Chief visits Ladakh to check preparedness Jun 19, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    India-China border tension: Air Force Chief visits Ladakh to check preparedness

    The visit assumes significance as it came soon after the top brass reviewed the situation in Galwan Valley in eastern Lakdakh

  • AFCAT 2020 application process starts, here's how you can join the Indian Air Force Jun 15, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    AFCAT 2020 application process starts, here's how you can join the Indian Air Force

    All AFCAT 2020 candidates below 25 years ought to be unmarried and must have more than 50 percent marks in their Class 12 Physics and Mathematics board exams.

  • First four Rafale jets likely to arrive in India by last week of July May 15, 2020 08:36 PM IST

    First four Rafale jets likely to arrive in India by last week of July

    The aircraft is capable of carrying a range of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: IAF transports 600 tonnes of medical equipment, other essential supplies Apr 27, 2020 07:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: IAF transports 600 tonnes of medical equipment, other essential supplies

    India has been under a lockdown since March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has infected more than to 28,000 people and killed 886 in the country till now.

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