India and France signed an Euro 7.87 billion (Rs 59,000 crore approximately) deal in September 2016 for 36 Rafale jets.
While the formal handover ceremony took place on October 8, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020
The 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade was held at the Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on October 8. Here are images from the celebrations
Bhadauria said the issue of pricing of 83 Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) to be manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has almost been finalised and the contract is likely to be signed soon.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to travel to France on October 7 on a three-day visit, primarily to receive the first Rafale fighter jet.
The ceremony to hand over the first Rafale jet will take place on October 8, the foundation day of the Indian Air Force, the sources said.
The state-of-the-art missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI as a part of user trials by the Indian Air Force, an official statement said.
Nikhil Rath and the other 24 pilots who cleared the first round of the astronaut selection process will now be trained for ISRO’s first manned mission to space
Multiple military sources said the government's aim is to invest in capabilities so that the armed forces can effectively deal with any possible threat from either China or Pakistan.
The AH-64 is great, but, why does the Indian Air Force feel the need for four types of attack helicopters? It shows a fundamentally muddled mind and a severe myopia of higher defence planning.
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
A two-decade-old bureaucratic reform cannot solve a deep human problem the Indian military is facing.
India needs to craft a strategic space policy and doctrine without which it will not be possible to shift the focus from civil to military use of space.
India has signed an agreement to purchase two squadrons (36) of the twin-engine multi-role aircraft and decided to base one each on its western and eastern fronts with Pakistan and China.
Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, 33, was martyred when the Mirage 2000 fighter jet he was flying crashed on February 1.
It has been 20 years since the Indian Army, with the help of the Indian Air Force, wrested back the glaciated heights of Kargil, in the Ladakh sector, from the Pakistan Army. But the attitude of the latter remains unchanged on cross-border terrorism,...
The task of retrieving the bodies and remains of the 13 air force personnel as well as the black box of the aircraft was completed on June 20.
A report cites sources in the IAF as saying that they were surprised to know their assets were visible on various Twitter handles
IAF chief was responding to a query on the accident involving the AN-32 transport aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh, which left 13 people dead.
On June 3, the aircraft had gone missing hours after it took off from Jorhat, Assam for Menchuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh
In the advertisement, instead of exuding the stoic calm that reflected on the IAF pilot’s face, the model looks jumpy and frightened.
Here's a look at IAF AN-32 and previous instances of such disappearances
Earlier, media reports suggested having spotted the wreckage of AN-32 near Payam in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the IAF has denied those claims
Bodies of five mountaineers were sighted near an unscaled peak adjoining the Nanda Devi East peak during an air search by Air Force helicopters on June 3, Pithoragarh District Magistrate VK Jogdande said.
Pakistan opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.