Articles about Birender Singh Dhanoa
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, born on September 7, 1957, is a former Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Indian Air Force and a former chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC). An alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, and National Defence Academy, Pune, Dhanoa, was commissioned into the Indian Air Force's flying branch in 1978. He has held key posts and responsibilities in both Eastern, Western, and South Western Air Commands. He led a frontline ground attack fighter squadron as its Commanding Officer in the 1999 Kargil War and oversaw the 2019 Balakot airstrike on terrorist camps in Pakistan. Dhanoa has been bestowed with several gallantry honors such as the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), and the Vayu Sena Medal (VSM). He became the Vice Chief of the Air Staff in 2015 and, in 2016, was appointed as the Chief of the Air Staff of India. Dhanoa retired after over 40 years of service in 2019.
29 Jul 2020Narendra Modi
With the airbase in Ambala prepared to welcome five Rafale jets, the former chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), BS Dhanoa has hailed the "game changing jets," saying that China's J-20 doesn't even come close to the fresh dispatch from France.
28 Dec 2019Pakistan News
The Indian Air Force's proposal to strike Pakistan had been rejected by the previous governments twice before, revealed former IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa on Friday.
06 Oct 2019Pakistan News
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.
19 Sep 2019Indian Air Force
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as the next Chief of Air Staff, the principal spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.
03 Sep 2019Boeing
The Indian Air Force inducted eight Apache helicopters today at the Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab.
02 Sep 2019Pakistan News
Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who brought down an F-16 of Pakistan in February, flew with IAF Chief BS Dhanoa from the Pathankot airbase for some 30 minutes on Monday.
24 Jun 2019Indian Army
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.
25 Apr 2019Pakistan News
On February 26, IAF breached Pakistani airspace to attack Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot as a response to Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.
05 Apr 2019India
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.
07 Mar 2019India
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.
05 Mar 2019Pakistan News
During a press interaction on Tuesday, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said they have reports that terrorists are being trained to carry out an operation via sea.
04 Mar 2019Pakistan News
The unprecedented Balakot strikes in Pakistan drew a deep red line for India. With its seamless operation, IAF scripted history.
04 Mar 2019Pakistan News
Almost a week after Indian Air Force jets demolished Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp in Pakistan's Balakot, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said they don't count the number of human casualties.
02 Mar 2019India
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at a Delhi hospital where he was taken after Pakistan released him. She told him India is proud of his courage and determination.
27 Feb 2019India
On February 26, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistan's airspace in Balakot, dropped explosives on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp and returned unharmed.
26 Feb 2019Pakistan News
Rattling Pakistan and delivering a strong message that India won't tolerate actions of terrorism, Indian Air Force struck a terrorist training camp on Tuesday.
21 Feb 2019Bengaluru
In a first, Army Chief Bipin Rawat flew in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Thursday at the ongoing Aero Space 2019 in Bengaluru.
18 Feb 2019Pakistan News
Amid growing anger and demand for revenge in the nation after the horrendous Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he shared the same fire as countrymen.
17 Feb 2019India
Days after the Pulwama attack rocked Kashmir, the Indian Air Force (IAF), on Sunday, carried out a mega exercise at the Pokhran firing range near the Pakistan border to demonstrate its control over the skies.
15 Feb 2019India
The mortal remains of 40 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in a deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday have been flown to Delhi.
15 Sep 2018Narendra Modi
Since PM Modi announced plans to send Indian astronauts to space by 2022, ISRO has been frantically trying to make requisite arrangements for its landmark Gaganyaan mission.
12 Sep 2018India
On Wednesday, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief BS Dhanoa backed the government on the controversial Rafale deal, saying that the procurement of Rafale fighter jets was crucial for strengthening India's weakening air force strength.
22 Jul 2018Manipur
Throwing its weight behind the beleaguered Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, AP Pandey, a tribal students' body has called for an indefinite hill bandh from tomorrow, coinciding with Manipur University Students' Union's (MUSU) decision to disrupt the Assembly session for not discussing the impasse at the institute.
25 Apr 2018Indian Army
The Indian Air Force (IAF) flew as many as 11,000 sorties in its mega 13-day GaganShakti exercise, which came to an end April 22.
17 Apr 2018Indian Army
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the middle of its largest exercise in three decades, with more than 1,100 aircraft involved in "flying a lot of sorties and dropping a lot of bombs," said Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.
03 Feb 2018India
American Air Force General David L Goldfein on Saturday became the first foreign military chief to fly India's light combat aircraft Tejas.
16 Nov 2017India
After finalizing a joint war doctrine earlier this year, The Indian Army, Navy and Air Force have prepared a joint training doctrine.
08 Oct 2017India
On Air Force Day, Air Chief Marshall BS Dhanoa said India is prepared to fight a war at short notice and can face any security challenge.
06 Oct 2017India
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has warned India against conducting any surgical strikes in its territory or targeting its nuclear installations.
31 Dec 2016India
Lt General Bipin Rawat was appointed the 26th Army Chief of India replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
19 Dec 2016India
In August 2008, Lt. General Bipin Rawat was sent to the Congo to command the Indian Army's deployment.
18 Dec 2016India
The government announced the names of the new air force and army chief, while also listing the new heads for India's security agencies.