Indian Air Force: News

19 Apr 2024

Indian Army

All-women Indian military crew completes sailing expedition

A team of twelve women officers from the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force has completed a 27-day sailing expedition in the Arabian Sea.

19 Apr 2024


CRPF officer severely injured amidst Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha election

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was severely injured on Friday morning during the Bastar Lok Sabha seat polling in Chhattisgarh.

04 Apr 2024

Deepika Padukone

'Fighter' sets new Netflix record for Bollywood films

The latest Bollywood film, Fighter, featuring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor, has set a new record on Netflix.

04 Apr 2024

Indian Army

IAF Apache chopper damaged during emergency landing in Ladakh

An Apache helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) sustained damage during an unplanned landing in Ladakh on Wednesday, ANI reported.

Former Indian Air Force chief Bhadauria joins BJP

The former Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF), RKS Bhadauria, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

22 Mar 2024

OTT releases

OTT: Varun Tej's 'Operation Valentine' is streaming now

Varun Tej is a household name in Telugu films and the actor made his Bollywood debut with the bilingual film Operation Valentine.

12 Mar 2024


Tejas crash: Everything to know about India's indigenous fighter jet

Indian Air Force(IAF)'s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas crashed near a student hostel in Jaisalmer on Tuesday, while on an operational training sortie.

12 Mar 2024


IAF's Tejas aircraft crashes near Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, pilot ejected safely 

An Indian Air Force aircraft crashed near a student hostel in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2024

Hrithik Roshan

Kissing scene: IAF officer sends legal notice to 'Fighter' team 

The Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter has received a legal notice from an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer.

02 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

US approves sale of 31 MQ-9B armed drones to India

The United States (US) has approved the sale of MQ-9B drones to India in a deal worth nearly $4 billion (approximately Rs. 3,314 crore).

24 Jan 2024


IAF band plays 'Spirit of Fighter' ahead of 'Fighter' release

Fighter is the most anticipated Bollywood film of 2024 as of now and the makers are leaving no stone unturned to promote this upcoming aerial actioner starring Hrithik Roshan.

13 Jan 2024

Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Air Show 2024: Airport partially shut, traffic advisory issued 

The Indian Air Force (IAF), in collaboration with the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, is carrying out the "Mumbai Air Show" over Marine Drive from Friday to Sunday.

12 Jan 2024

Defence Ministry

Mystery solved! Missing IAF plane's wreckage found after 8 years

The long-standing mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 transport aircraft in 2016 may finally have been solved.

20 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: 10 dead, IAF pressed for relief, rescue

At least 10 people have reportedly been killed in Tamil Nadu after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the state's southern areas.

04 Dec 2023


Telangana: 2 pilots killed in IAF trainer aircraft crash

Two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly died on Monday after a trainer aircraft crashed in Toopran of Medak district in Telangana.

30 Nov 2023

Indian Army

Defense Ministry approves acquisition of 97 Tejas, 156 Prachand helicopters

In a major boost for India's military and defense production, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has reportedly cleared the acquisition of 156 Prachand Light Combat Helicopters and 97 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighters.

25 Nov 2023

Tejas Fighter Jet

Centre places Rs. 36,468 crore order for Tejas fighter jets

The Centre has reportedly placed an order of Rs. 36,468 crore for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A Tejas aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

20 Nov 2023


2 Rafale jets search for alleged 'UFO' over Imphal airport

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday scrambled two Rafale aircraft after being alerted about the sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over the Imphal airport in Manipur.

19 Nov 2023


Manipur: Imphal airport shut down after UFO detected in airspace

Flight operations at Imphal's Bir Tikendrajit International Airport were halted on Sunday after an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted in the airspace around 2:30pm.

18 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Rescue operation halted after second machine malfunctions

Drilling work to rescue 41 laborers trapped in Uttarakhand has been stopped completely, authorities said on Saturday.

16 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Thai experts to assist in rescue operation

As the rescue operation for 40 trapped workers in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi entered its fifth day on Thursday, authorities have called in Thai cave experts for assistance.

09 Oct 2023


Sikkim: Operation underway to rescue stranded tourists from Lachen, Lachung

Nearly a week after a cloudburst triggered devastating flash floods in Sikkim, the first batch of people stranded in the Lachen and Lachung towns were airlifted successfully by the Indian Army on Monday.

08 Oct 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Air Force Day: IAF gets new ensign after 72 years

The Indian Air Force (IAF) unveiled its new ensign on Sunday at the annual Air Force Day parade in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, marking the first time in 72 years that it has updated its emblem.

08 Oct 2023

Kangana Ranaut

'Tejas' trailer: Kangana Ranaut reveals heroic avatar to fight terrorists

To celebrate Indian Air Force Day on Sunday, the makers of actor Kangana Ranaut's upcoming aerial-action film, Tejas, dropped its trailer.

04 Oct 2023

Defence Ministry

First twin-seater LCA Tejas delivered to Indian Air Force 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday received its first twin-seater Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.

26 Sep 2023

Telugu Films

Varun Tej's 'Operation Valentine' digital rights sold for Rs. 50cr

Varun Tej's upcoming film Operation Valentine has set a new record by selling its streaming rights.

13 Sep 2023


India to receive first C-295 military aircraft from Spain today

India will receive its first C-295 military aircraft on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in the country's defense modernization.

03 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

Everything about Delhi's multi-layered aerial security for G20 Summit

With the date of the G20 Summit getting closer, Delhi is implementing multi-layered security measures to ensure the safety of world leaders both on the ground and in the air.

30 Aug 2023


China carves out bunkers in Aksai Chin to counter India

China has reportedly initiated major military construction activities in Aksai Chin, a region claimed by India to be its integral part.

13 Aug 2023


IAF inducts Heron MK II: Check drone's surveillance, warfare capabilities

Indian Air Force has welcomed the advanced Heron MK II drones, which are equipped with long-range missiles and sophisticated weapons systems.

06 Aug 2023


5 must-visit war memorials in India

Located in various parts of the country, war memorials remind us of the sacrifices of our Armed, Naval, and Air forces.

05 Jul 2023


Kangana Ranaut shares new 'Tejas' stills, reveals release date

Kangana Ranaut is an adept actor who is in the news for her fiery opinions and war of words on Twitter. The actor is currently gearing up for the release of her next film Tejas.

GE Aerospace, HAL to co-produce fighter jet engines in India 

United States (US)-based General Electric (GE) Aerospace on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.

08 May 2023


Rajasthan: 3 civilians dead as MiG-21 jet crashes on house

Three civilians were killed after a MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on their house in the Dabli area of Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district on Monday.

29 Apr 2023


Sudan: IAF pilots use night vision goggles for rescue operation

In an absolutely daring rescue operation, pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly landed their aircraft on a small airstrip in war-hit Sudan to rescue 121 people on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

27 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 1,100 Indians evacuated from Sudan, 360 reach Delhi

Nearly 1,100 Indians stranded in Sudan have been evacuated from the country in six batches so far under Operation Kaveri, which was launched to rescue Indians from the strife-torn Northeast African nation.

12 Apr 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why IAF officer was dismissed over 'friendly fire' accident

A General Court Martial (GCM) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) recommended the dismissal of Group Captain Suman Roy Chowdhury, former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Srinagar Air Force Station.

08 Apr 2023

Droupadi Murmu

President Murmu takes maiden sortie onboard Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet

In what marked her maiden sortie, Indian President Droupadi Murmu set off onboard a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft on Saturday from the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam.

27 Feb 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects petitions challenging Agnipath Scheme's constitutional validity 

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Agnipath Scheme for entry into the Indian Armed Forces.

18 Feb 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP: 12 South African cheetahs arrive at Kuno National Park

Twelve cheetahs from South Africa arrived in Madhya Pradesh as an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying the big cats landed at the Gwalior Air Force base on Saturday.

12 Feb 2023


Operation Dost: India's 7th humanitarian aid flight reaches Syria, Turkey

India's seventh flight under Operation Dost landed at Damascus in earthquake-struck Syria on Sunday with over 23 tons of relief assistance and was received by Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment Moutaz Douaji. It later headed to Turkey's Adana.

07 Feb 2023


India sends first batch of relief aid to earthquake-hit Turkey

India on Tuesday dispatched its first consignment of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to earthquake-hit Turkey, where the death count has risen to over 4,300, PTI reported.

04 Feb 2023

Agnipath Scheme

Agnipath scheme: Indian Army changes recruitment process for Agniveers

The recruitment process to select Agniveers in the Indian Army under Agnipath Scheme has been modified.

28 Jan 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP: IAF's Su-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crash; 1 pilot dead

Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday, ANI reported citing defense sources.

29 Dec 2022

Defence Ministry

IAF successfully test fires extended range version of BrahMos missile

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday confirmed that it successfully test-fired an extended-range version of the BrahMos Air Launched missile in the Bay of Bengal.

08 Oct 2022

Air Force Day

Amid weapon shortage, IAF gets new weapon system branch

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to get a new boost, thanks to the approval of a new weapon systems (WS) branch.

08 Oct 2022


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.

Everything to know about 'Prachand,' first made-in-India light combat helicopter

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the first batch of indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCH), named Prachand, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday.

Bomb scare on China-bound Iranian flight; refuses landing in India

A Mahan Air passenger airplane headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran, Iran, received a bomb threat while transiting through Indian airspace on Monday morning.

Air Force formally inducts 'Prachand,' first made-in-India light combat helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the first indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCHs), named Prachand, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on Monday.

20 Sep 2022

Abhinandan Varthaman

Abhinandan Varthaman's MiG-21 Squadron retiring by September end

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to retire a major squadron of MiG-21 fighter planes soon.

08 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Defense forces running out of weapons, courtesy 'Make In India'

In a shocking development, a new report claims that India's defense forces are 'running out of weapons' due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' policy.

3 IAF officers terminated for misfired BrahMos landing in Pakistan

The services of three Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were terminated by the Central government after a Court of Inquiry (CoI) found them "primarily responsible" for the accidental firing of the BrahMos missile on March 9 this year.

29 Jul 2022


Rajasthan: IAF'S Mig-21 aircraft crashes in Barmer, both pilots dead

The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost two pilots on Thursday night when a MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

06 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

IAF receives 'highest ever' 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme

The Indian Air Force (IAF) received 7.5 lakh applications under the newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme.

24 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

The registration for the first batch of Agniveers under the Agnipath scheme for the Indian Air Force (IAF) begins Friday and the online examination will be held exactly a month later (July 24).

27 May 2022

Indian Army

Ladakh: Army vehicle falls into river, 7 soldiers dead

At least seven soldiers were killed on Friday when an Army vehicle slid off the road and tumbled down into a gorge near the Shyok River in Ladakh.

Meet 26-year-old Abhilasha Barak, Indian Army's first woman combat aviator

Captain Abhilasha Barak (26) became the first woman to join the Army Aviation Corps as a helicopter pilot on Wednesday, 30 years after the forces began inducting women as officers outside the medical stream in 1992.

21 Apr 2022


Indian Air Force, Navy partner with DRDO for chaff technology

The Indian Air Force and Navy's defense systems are set to receive a significant boost soon.

11 Apr 2022


Jharkhand: Cable car collision leaves one dead, several injured

One person was killed and several others injured in a cable car mishap on Jharkhand's Trikut Hills ropeway in Deoghar on Sunday evening.

27 Mar 2022

Indian Army

DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defense system off the coast of Balasore in Odisha on Sunday.

03 Mar 2022


Operation Ganga: Indian Air Force evacuates 798 Indians from Ukraine

Around 800 Indians trapped in the war-hit Ukraine were on Thursday transported back to the home country on four Indian Air Force planes under "Operation Ganga".

03 Mar 2022


Ukraine: India denies claims that citizens in Kharkiv are held "hostages"

India on Thursday denied that its citizens are being kept hostage in the eastern city of Kharkiv in Ukraine, as claimed by Russia.

21 Dec 2021


India deploys first S-400 air defense system in Punjab: Report

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started deploying the first squadron of the S-400 air defense missile system in Punjab.

11 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu

6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

The mortal remains of six more defence officials killed in the Tamil Nadu chopper crash have been identified.

10 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

The funeral of General Bipin Rawat and his wife was held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.

09 Dec 2021

Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

After the sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat in a military chopper crash, the Centre is seeking to appoint a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) soon.

09 Dec 2021

Rajnath Singh

Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

09 Dec 2021

Rajnath Singh

Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

A search team of the Indian Air Force Thursday recovered the black box of the chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu the day before.

09 Dec 2021

Rajnath Singh

Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife are expected to reach Delhi on Thursday evening.

08 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu

13 dead after IAF chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat crashes

An Indian Air Force chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, ANI reported.

08 Dec 2021

Tejas Fighter Jet

How India's indigenous AESA radar could boost IAF's capabilities

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will demonstrate the use of an indigenously-built active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar late in December.

08 Dec 2021

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut's 'Tejas' targets a Dussehra 2022 theatrical outing

Tejas makers have fixed a lucrative release date for the film. It will hit cinema halls on Dussehra next year, that is October 5.

16 Nov 2021


Purvanchal Expressway: Over 300km, 22 flyovers, 6 lanes, and more

The ambitious Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

23 Oct 2021


12 trekkers dead in Uttarakhand; Air Force continues rescue operation

At least 12 people from two groups have died and several others are missing since they lost their way while trekking in Uttarakhand earlier this month due to extreme weather and heavy snowfall.

05 Oct 2021

Tamil Nadu

Officer alleging rape did not undergo two-finger test: IAF chief

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari today said that no "two-finger test" was conducted on a woman officer who had accused a male colleague of rape, thus countering her allegation.