Air Force: News

29 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

31 all-Indian tunes to reverberate at Beating Retreat ceremony today

Republic Day celebrations will culminate on Monday evening with the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, New Delhi, featuring 31 captivating Indian tunes played by military and paramilitary bands.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Chandigarh hosts 90th IAF Day celebrations with President in attendance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be hosting its parade and fly-past air show in Chandigarh — the first instance outside of Delhi NCR — to mark the IAF Day on Saturday.

25 Sep 2022


Bengaluru: 27-year-old Air Force cadet found dead; six officers booked

Six Air Force officers have been charged with murder in Bengaluru, police said, after a 27-year-old cadet trainee was found dead on the college campus, NDTV reported.

28 May 2022


Government mulls new recruitment policy for defense services: Report

India's defense forces will see a significant change in the coming days as a new recruitment policy is being given a final shape by the government, The Indian Express reported.

03 Aug 2021

West Bengal

WB: Seven dead, 2.5 lakh affected in six flood-hit districts

At least seven people have died and nearly 2.5 lakh have been displaced from their homes in six flood-hit districts of West Bengal, a senior state government official said on Monday.

27 Jan 2021


Axiom Space reveals space tourists visiting ISS for $165 million

You can buy your way into space! For $55 million each, former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe, Canadian investor Mark Pathy, and American real estate investor Larry Connor will fly to the International Space Station sometime next year.

#ComicBytes: Marvel characters who have served in the military

Every Marvel character has an origin story that makes them either good or evil.

18 Dec 2020

Geneva Motor Show

Pagani's 829hp Huayra Tricolore is a Rs. 50 crore hypercar

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Italian Air Force's aerobatic demonstration team, Pagani has unveiled a special Huayra Tricolore model. It is an ultra-exclusive vehicle considering only three units will be produced.

09 Dec 2020


'AK vs AK': Indian Air Force demands withdrawal of scenes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday asked the makers of the upcoming Netflix movie AK vs AK to withdraw some scenes from it.

16 Nov 2020


Netflix renews Steve Carell-starrer comedy 'Space Force' for second season

You see him on screen with his poker face on, you wait for him to give you the chance to laugh.

28 Oct 2020


#HaryanaMurder: Tauseef killed Nikita as she was marrying another man

The main accused in the murder of 21-year-old Nikita Tomar in Haryana, Tauseef, has confessed to the crime and told police that her imminent wedding with someone else drove him to kill her.

14 Oct 2020

Wonder Woman

#ComicBytes: Key differences between Wonder Woman comics and movies

When she was first introduced in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), the film didn't shed a lot of light on Wonder Woman's character.

08 Oct 2020


On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

30 Sep 2020


Military jet triggered loud noise that shook Paris, nearby areas

On Wednesday, a loud noise sent residents of Paris and nearby suburbs into a state of panic, but the French Police soon allayed fears by announcing that the sound was caused by a military jet and not an explosion.

10 Sep 2020


"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.

29 Aug 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

10 Aug 2020


Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

At least 14 people, who were traveling on the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode Airport last Friday, are in critical condition, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday.

01 Aug 2020

Kargil War

'Gunjan Saxena': Inspiring trailer, Janhvi Kapoor not so much

The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is out, and it does not look half bad.

27 Jul 2020


First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here

Years after India inked a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets, the first lot of five jets took off from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux today, ushering in a new phase in bilateral ties of both countries.

16 Jul 2020


Vikas Dubey's "encountered" aide was a minor, claims family

The family of Prabhat Mishra, who was killed in an alleged encounter by police before noted gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested (and subsequently killed), has claimed he was a minor and had cleared Class 12 exams, merely ten days before his death.

12 Jul 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut prepares for 'Dhaakad' with a virtual reading session

You can't keep Kangana Ranaut away from the movies for too long.

12 May 2020


Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

19 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.

17 Feb 2020


'Tejas': Kangana Ranaut's first look as IAF pilot out

Kangana Ranaut's first look from her forthcoming film Tejas is out.

30 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

27 Dec 2019

Kargil War

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday bid adieu to the MiG-27 fighter aircraft as the jet's squadron took its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

24 Dec 2019


India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

21 Oct 2019


IAF pilot marries lover; in-laws thrash his father, force-feed excreta

In a horrid crime, the father of an Indian Air Force pilot was thrashed, fed human excreta and was urinated on by the relatives of his daughter-in-law in Khursipar, Chhattisgarh.

08 Oct 2019


Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

India's hero, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, took to the skies on Tuesday, the 87th Air Force Day, as he led a formation of MiG-21 Bison over Hindon airbase.

06 Oct 2019


Abhinandan's 51 Squadron to get citation for downing Pakistan's F-16

The Chief of Indian Air Force, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, will award a unit citation to 51 Squadron, to which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman belonged.

03 Oct 2019

Indian Air Force

Jaish terrorists in Delhi, airports in North India on alert

In an alarming piece of news, four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have reportedly entered Delhi to carry out a terror attack. A red alert was sounded late on Wednesday after security agencies received this information.

03 Sep 2019


8 Apache attack choppers inducted into IAF at Pathankot airbase

The Indian Air Force inducted eight Apache helicopters today at the Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab.

31 Aug 2019

Indian Air Force

Janhvi sends birthday wishes to real "Kargil girl" Gunjan Saxena

It is retired Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena's birthday today, and Janhvi Kapoor, who will be portraying her in her biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, decided to make it more special.

25 Aug 2019

Space News

First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.

15 Aug 2019


Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

Pakistan has decided to award its pilot who brought down an Indian Air Force jet during February's aerial combat.

09 Aug 2019


IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

08 Aug 2019


Failing to become pilot, Bihar man turns Tata-Nano into helicopter

People react to failure in varied ways- while some give up, others fight back.

28 Jul 2019


Maharashtra: Ulhas river bridge collapses, IMD issues red-alert in state

In the early hours of Sunday, a part of a bridge on the Ulhas river linking Murbad to Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district got washed away amid heavy rainfall in the region.

25 Jul 2019


This game by IAF lets you fly their helicopters, planes

Gaming lovers, rejoice!

15 Jul 2019


8 lakh plan to 'storm Area 51' to see aliens

Call it a mystery, or a hoax, the top-secret US military base "Area 51" has fueled many "alien" stories for decades.

09 Jul 2019


Janhvi looks like Sridevi's carbon copy in this latest picture

Janhvi Kapoor is often said to be a replica of her mother Sridevi.

08 Jul 2019


IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

The Indian Air Force is now inching towards finalizing two long-pending 'Make in India' projects under which, it will acquire 170 aircraft.

07 Jul 2019


After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based terror organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have reportedly shifted their cadres to Afghanistan following the Indian Air Force's airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot.

24 Jun 2019

Kargil War

20 years of Kargil war: IAF recreates Tiger Hill operation

20 years ago, the valiant Indian forces fought Pakistanis to reclaim our territories which were captured. Yes, we are talking about the 1999 Kargil War, which once again proved the valor of Indian officers.

12 Jun 2019

Indian Air Force

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.

06 Jun 2019

Indian Army

Lonavala: 19-year-old Navy sailor found dead, suicide suspected

In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old trainee sailor allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday. He was posted at INS Shivaji, the Indian Navy's base near Lonavala in Maharashtra.

31 May 2019

Indian Air Force

Flight Lt Mohana Singh first woman to fly Hawk jet

Three years after making history by being among the first women to be commissioned into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron, Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh adds another achievement to her list of 'firsts.'

28 May 2019


Why is MD of Raymond fighting with his 80-year-old father

Recently, in the ongoing family feud between Raymond group Chairman Gautam Hari Singhania and his father, former Chairman Emeritus Dr. Vijaypat Singhania, the latter has registered a complaint of theft and criminal trespass against his son with the Worli police.

16 May 2019

Indian Air Force

Meet the 21-year-old graduate who designs IAF's squadron patches

Recently, the MiG-21 Bison Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF), were given special uniform patches commemorating the dogfight in which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman famously shot down an F-16 jet of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on February 27 this year.

14 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

Politics is all about connecting with people. Voters want to see their reflection in their representatives. If they fail to strike a chord, how will they raise important issues?

28 Apr 2019


Former IAF wing commander's wife found dead in Dwarka Sector-7

A former IAF wing commander's wife was found dead at her house in Dwarka's Sector-7 area, police said yesterday.

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at bus stand

A day after eight serial blasts ripped apart Sri Lanka, the police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in capital Colombo on Monday.

09 Apr 2019


F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims

On Monday, the Pakistani Army continued to remain in a state of denial as it reiterated that Indian Air Force (IAF) didn't shoot down an F-16 jet in the February 27 dogfight.

06 Apr 2019

Pakistan News

Dismissing US report, IAF proves Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday reiterated its claim that a Pakistani F-16 jet was shot down during aerial combat on February 27 near Nowshera area.

05 Apr 2019


US report claims IAF didn't down Pakistani F-16. Cover-up much?

Weeks after India and Pakistan indulged in aerial combat, a US publication has contradicted IAF's claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16.

08 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Rajasthan: IAF's MiG-21 crashes, pilot ejects safely

A MiG-21 fighter jet of Indian Air Force crashed near Nal in Rajasthan on Friday. The pilot ejected safely, the IAF said in a statement.

07 Mar 2019


Prepared to proactively engage with any threat from Pakistan: IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it was in a "high state of preparedness" for engaging proactively with any kind of perceived threat from Pakistan.

07 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Balakot: Before and after images confirm airstrikes caused significant damage

With a cloud of uncertainty surrounding the number of terrorists killed in Indian Air Force's cross border operation on February 26, satellite images of Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp in Pakistan's Balakot reveal the damage inflicted.

05 Mar 2019


Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra today said that he wants state government wants to include a lesson on Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the school textbooks.

04 Mar 2019


#IndiaPakistanTensions: Pakistani drone shot down by IAF jet in Bikaner

A Pakistani drone that has reportedly violated the Indian airspace was shot down by an Indian Air Force fighter jet at the International Border in Rajasthan's Bikaner.