Birender Singh Dhanoa

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After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

28 Dec 2019

After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

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.

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria to take over as IAF Chief

19 Sep 2019

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria to take over as IAF Chief

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.

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Abhinandan Varthaman in Delhi hospital

02 Mar 2019

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Abhinandan Varthaman in Delhi hospital

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.

Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation

27 Feb 2019

Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation

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.

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

26 Feb 2019

19-minute long operation: How IAF planned strikes on JeM's camp

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.

Aero India 2019: Army chief flies in Made-In-India Tejas jet

21 Feb 2019

Aero India 2019: Army chief flies in Made-In-India Tejas jet

In a first, Army Chief Bipin Rawat flew in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Thursday at the ongoing Aero Space 2019 in Bengaluru.

Imphal: Tribal students call hill bandh; MUSU to disrupt Assembly

22 Jul 2018

Imphal: Tribal students call hill bandh; MUSU to disrupt Assembly

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.

India prepared for war at short notice: Air Force chief

08 Oct 2017

India prepared for war at short notice: Air Force chief

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.

IAF chief: Air Force can target Pak nuclear sites

05 Oct 2017

IAF chief: Air Force can target Pak nuclear sites

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief BS Dhanoa sent a major warning to Pakistan, saying his warplanes are capable of attacking nuclear sites across the border.

SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff

03 Jan 2017

SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal SB Deo on Monday took over from Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as vice-chief of Air Staff.

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command

01 Jan 2017

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi stated that he would continue leading the Army's Eastern Command with "full professional sincerity" and had no intention of resigning.

Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief

31 Dec 2016

Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat was appointed the 26th Army Chief of India replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag.

Lieutenant General Rawat's efficiency in the Congo

19 Dec 2016

Lieutenant General Rawat's efficiency in the Congo

In August 2008, Lt. General Bipin Rawat was sent to the Congo to command the Indian Army's deployment.

Government announces new army, air force, security chief

18 Dec 2016

Government announces new army, air force, security chief

The government announced the names of the new air force and army chief, while also listing the new heads for India's security agencies.