Articles about Indian Air Force

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

03 Oct 2022

Rajnath Singh
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 presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday.

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

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

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.

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

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
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.

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

29 Jul 2022

Rajasthan
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.

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

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.

Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

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).

Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

21 Jun 2022

Meghalaya
Northeast floods deepen into major crisis; orange alert in Mumbai

The flood and landslide situation in the northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh has worsened into a major crisis with more deaths and devastation being reported on Monday.

Ladakh: Army vehicle falls into river, 7 soldiers dead

27 May 2022

Chandigarh
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
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.

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

23 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir
Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

Indian Air Force, Navy partner with DRDO for chaff technology

21 Apr 2022

India
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.

Jharkhand: Cable car collision leaves one dead, several injured

11 Apr 2022

Jharkhand
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.

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

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.

Operation Ganga: Indian Air Force evacuates 798 Indians from Ukraine

03 Mar 2022

India
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".

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

03 Mar 2022

India
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.

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

21 Dec 2021

Russia
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.

6 more officers' bodies identified in IAF chopper tragedy

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.

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

10 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi
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.

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

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.

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

09 Dec 2021

Independence Day
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.

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

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.

Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

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.

13 dead after IAF chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat crashes

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

16 Nov 2021

Yogi Adityanath
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.

12 trekkers dead in Uttarakhand; Air Force continues rescue operation

23 Oct 2021

Monsoon
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.

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

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.

IAF officer says was subjected to 'two-finger test' after rape

30 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu
IAF officer says was subjected to 'two-finger test' after rape

A 28-year-old woman Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, who accused her colleague of rape this month, has alleged that the force subjected her to an illegal "two-finger test" to confirm the sexual assault.

India will purchase 56 C-295 military transport aircraft from Airbus

24 Sep 2021

Airbus
India will purchase 56 C-295 military transport aircraft from Airbus

The Defense Ministry on Friday inked a nearly Rs. 20,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

VR Chaudhari to become IAF's next Chief of Air Staff

21 Sep 2021

Rajnath Singh
VR Chaudhari to become IAF's next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari is to be appointed as the next Chief of Air Staff, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

IAF air show over Dal Lake on September 26

15 Sep 2021

Srinagar
IAF air show over Dal Lake on September 26

The Indian Air Force will hold an air show over the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on September 26 that will help motivate the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join the IAF, according to officials.

IAF Chief flies sortie in IOC LCA Tejas

25 Aug 2021

Bengaluru
IAF Chief flies sortie in IOC LCA Tejas

Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew in an initial operational clearance (IOC) standard Light Combat Aircraft Tejas during his visit to Bengaluru, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Sikh scripture copies, 75 people being flown in from Kabul

23 Aug 2021

Afghanistan
Sikh scripture copies, 75 people being flown in from Kabul

Three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib and 75 people, including 46 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, are being evacuated from war-ravaged Afghanistan on an IAF plane, people coordinating the evacuation efforts with the Indian government said on Monday.

IAF sacks staffer for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19

12 Aug 2021

Gujarat High Court
IAF sacks staffer for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The Indian Air Force has sacked one of its personnel from service for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, which has been made a service condition, the central government has told the Gujarat High Court.

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

09 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi
Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

The Defence Ministry is examining a proposal to select officers for top military posts like the Commanders-in-Chief (C-in-C) in the Army, Navy, and Air Force based on merit rather than seniority.

NIA raids in J&K after air base blast, terror case

31 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir
NIA raids in J&K after air base blast, terror case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is leading raids across locations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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