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  • 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.

  • India successfully test fires Helina, Dhruvastra anti-tank guided missiles Feb 19, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    India successfully test fires Helina, Dhruvastra anti-tank guided missiles

    The 'Helina' and 'Dhruvastra' are third generation anti-tank guided missiles that can engage targets both in direct hit mode as well as top attack mode.

  • IAF proposes closure of Jammu airport for civilian traffic next month Feb 17, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    IAF proposes closure of Jammu airport for civilian traffic next month

    Quoting a communication addressed to the Jammu airport director, the officials said Air Force Station, Jammu wants complete closure of the runway for 15 days towards laying of final two top DAC-II layers on the runway surface from March 6 to 20, which has been approved by Air Headquarters.

  • Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    "The first five Rafale aircraft of IAF were formally inducted into IAF on September 10. The arrangements for this event were made mostly through local resources of IAF. The total expenditure on the event was Rs 41.32 lakh including Rs 9.18 lakh of GST," Rajnath Singh said.

  • Aero India Show 2021 | Highlights from India’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition Feb 03, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Aero India Show 2021 | Highlights from India’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition

    Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. As many as 601 exhibitors - 523 Indian and 78 foreign - and 14 countries have confirmed participation.

  • IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues Feb 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues

    The conclave will happen on Thursday and Friday, concurrently with the country's premier aerospace and defence exhibition Aero India 2021 that will start on Wednesday and end on Friday.

  • Indian Air Force Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal to be signed on February 3 Feb 02, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Indian Air Force Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal to be signed on February 3

    The aircraft, manufactured by the HAL, is a potent platform for air combat and offensive air support with reconnaissance and anti-ship operations as its secondary roles.

  • India, US start discussions on F-15EX multi-role combat aircraft: Boeing Feb 01, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    India, US start discussions on F-15EX multi-role combat aircraft: Boeing

    The F-15EX is the latest and most advanced version of the multi-role, all-weather, and day and night versions of the F-15 aircraft family.

  • Tejas Mark II to roll out next year; high-speed trials in 2023: HAL Chief Madhavan Jan 31, 2021 05:03 PM IST

    Tejas Mark II to roll out next year; high-speed trials in 2023: HAL Chief Madhavan

    Madhavan said the upgraded version will have a bigger fuselage, longer range, better maintainability, greater load-carrying capability, much stronger engine power and superior net-centric warfare systems.

  • India working on 5th-gen fighter, some 6th-gen capabilities will be incorporated in it: IAF Chief Bhadauria Jan 23, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    India working on 5th-gen fighter, some 6th-gen capabilities will be incorporated in it: IAF Chief Bhadauria

    Bhadauria said IAF has initiated a fifth-generation fighter aircraft programme with the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and plans to incorporate some sixth-generation capabilities in it as well.

  • Republic Day 2021 | Rafale jets to mark debut during Indian Air Force fly-past Jan 23, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Republic Day 2021 | Rafale jets to mark debut during Indian Air Force fly-past

    The Republic Day celebrations this year will also mark the debut of the upgraded Schilka air defence system, which is a radar-based anti-aircraft weapon.

  • Rafale jets of Indian & French air forces conduct complex maneuvers as part of mega drill Jan 21, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    Rafale jets of Indian & French air forces conduct complex maneuvers as part of mega drill

    The exercise, that began on Wednesday, is taking place at a time the IAF has been keeping all its frontline bases across the country in a high-state of operational readiness in view of the Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

  • India inches closer to procure 21 MiG-29 fighter aircrafts and 12 Sukhois Jan 18, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    India inches closer to procure 21 MiG-29 fighter aircrafts and 12 Sukhois

    Along with the 83 new Tejas jets, the additional MiG-21s and Sukhois are meant to stem the freefall in the number of IAF fighter squadrons.

  • Indian, French air forces to conduct 5-day joint military drill around Jodhpur from January 20 Jan 18, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Indian, French air forces to conduct 5-day joint military drill around Jodhpur from January 20

    The French and Indian air forces have been conducting the Garuda exercises for the last several years as part of efforts to boost operational cooperation.

  • Rafale to feature in Republic Day parade for first time Jan 18, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Rafale to feature in Republic Day parade for first time

    A total of 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army will participate in the flypast on January 26, IAF said.

  • Govt approves Rs 48,000-crore deal to acquire 83 Tejas aircraft from HAL Jan 13, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Govt approves Rs 48,000-crore deal to acquire 83 Tejas aircraft from HAL

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said it is the largest-ever procurement deal in the indigenous military aviation sector.

  • Women to be inducted as Army pilots: Army Chief General MM Naravane Jan 12, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Women to be inducted as Army pilots: Army Chief General MM Naravane

    Till now, women are only part of ground duties in the Army Aviation Corps.

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Ministry approves procurement of military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore Dec 18, 2020 07:44 AM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Ministry approves procurement of military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore

    Six of the seven proposals, that is, Rs 27,000 crore out of Rs 28,000 crore for which AoNs (Acceptance of Necessity) were granted will be sourced from the Indian industry.

  • IAF's strong posturing during Ladakh standoff helped India ward off any threat from China: RKS Bhadauria Nov 06, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    IAF's strong posturing during Ladakh standoff helped India ward off any threat from China: RKS Bhadauria

    Bhadauria said the deployment also reflected the capability and the nation's resolve to use air power if the need arises.

  • Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France Nov 04, 2020 09:55 PM IST

    Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France

    The Rafale jets, known for air-superiority and precision strikes, are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 years after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia.

  • India test-fires air launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile Oct 30, 2020 10:27 PM IST

    India test-fires air launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

    The BrahMos missile provides the IAF a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.

  • 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.

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