Birender Singh Dhanoa: News
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 2020China
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.
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.
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 2019Abhinandan Varthaman
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.
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 2019Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
In a first, Army Chief Bipin Rawat flew in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Thursday at the ongoing Aero Space 2019 in Bengaluru.
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 Sep 2018Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
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.
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.