Articles about Indian Air Force

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

16 Nov 2021

Purvanchal Expressway: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

India flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

23 Jul 2021

India flight tests new generation surface-to-air Akash missile

India on Friday successfully flight tested the New Generation Akash (Akash-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur which is located off the Odisha coast, the DRDO sources said.

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

14 Jul 2021

BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

On Tuesday night, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at a drone spotted in the Arnia sector along the international border in Jammu.

Crude bomb found in Jammu after drone attack at airport

27 Jun 2021

Crude bomb found in Jammu after drone attack at airport

The same day that twin explosions shook the Jammu Air Force Station, a crude bomb was found in the city, authorities said Sunday.

Possible drone attack at Jammu airport; 2 IAF personnel injured

27 Jun 2021

Possible drone attack at Jammu airport; 2 IAF personnel injured

Two low-intensity explosions were reported in the technical area of the Jammu Air Force Station, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said in a statement on Sunday.

IAF pilot killed as MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab field

21 May 2021

IAF pilot killed as MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab field

In an unfortunate turn of events, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed during heavy rain in a field in Punjab's Moga district, killing the pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, officials said.

IAF helps COVID-19 battle by airlifting oxygen containers, health staff

23 Apr 2021

IAF helps COVID-19 battle by airlifting oxygen containers, health staff

As India faces its worst health crisis in decades, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been pressed into action to facilitate faster transportation of medical oxygen as well as health staffers across the country.

Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

17 Mar 2021

Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) met with an accident on Wednesday morning while taking off for a combat training mission, the force said in a statement today.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

25 Jan 2021

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

18 Jan 2021

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day parade this year on January 26, officials said on Monday.

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

Forest fire in Dzukou Range of Nagaland under control: Officials

02 Jan 2021

Forest fire in Dzukou Range of Nagaland under control: Officials

The forest fire raging in the Dzukou Range in Nagaland has been brought under control with the help of the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters, police, forest department, and local volunteers, the officials said on Saturday.

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

29 Dec 2020

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

Any serious conflict with India is not good for China at the global front, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, said in a statement on Tuesday.

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

26 Dec 2020

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has yet again landed in trouble as the Delhi High Court issued summons to the production company Dharma Productions over a suit filed by the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA).

Anil Kapoor apologizes after IAF objects to 'AK vs AK'

10 Dec 2020

Anil Kapoor apologizes after IAF objects to 'AK vs AK'

On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) objected to some scenes of the forthcoming Netflix film AK vs AK citing an 'inaccurate' portrayal of IAF officers, and the usage of 'inappropriate' language.

'AK vs AK': Indian Air Force demands withdrawal of scenes

09 Dec 2020

'AK vs AK': Indian Air Force demands withdrawal of scenes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday asked the makers of the upcoming Netflix movie AK vs AK to withdraw some scenes from it.

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

19 Nov 2020

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

In what qualifies as a massive win for security forces, four suspected terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed were neutralized this morning in a gun battle on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Nagrota.

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

14 Nov 2020

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers — a practice he started in 2014 when he was first elected to the office. As per reports, PM Modi will visit the border area in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to ring in the festival with the brave men guarding the borders.

Kangana to host her brother's destination wedding in Udaipur

08 Nov 2020

Kangana to host her brother's destination wedding in Udaipur

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut said this morning that she is headed for Udaipur where she is hosting her brother Aksht's wedding.

IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join

06 Nov 2020

IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has become stronger than ever, as its fleet now has eight Rafale jets. After the first batch of five jets arrived in July, the second batch of three landed in India on Wednesday.

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

29 Oct 2020

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

A Minister in Pakistan's Imran Khan-led government seemingly admitted to the country's role in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack.

Iron Man balloon triggers fears of alien invasion in UP

18 Oct 2020

Iron Man balloon triggers fears of alien invasion in UP

Fear and anxiety gripped the residents of an Uttar Pradesh town as they witnessed the sight of a strange object flying up in the skies.

Kangana begins training for her action films 'Tejas,' 'Dhaakad'

16 Oct 2020

Kangana begins training for her action films 'Tejas,' 'Dhaakad'

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who recently wrapped up shooting for Thalaivi, has returned to her hometown Manali and begun training for her upcoming action movies.

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

09 Oct 2020

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

With the relationship between China and Pakistan going steadfast, the superpower is learned to be helping the Islamic nation set up missile systems in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reports IE.

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

08 Oct 2020

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

05 Oct 2020

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

Sending a strong message to China, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday that India was well-prepared for airstrikes after the Galwan Valley episode in June.

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

01 Oct 2020

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

01 Oct 2020

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.