Indian Air Force: News

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.

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).

21 Sep 2021

Defence Ministry

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Aug 2021

Indian Army

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.

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.

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.

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.

27 Jun 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

18 Jan 2021

Republic Day

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

16 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut

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.

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.

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.

01 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

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.

21 Sep 2020

Indian Army

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

15 Sep 2020


India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the country has now secured a seat at the United Nation's Commission on Status of Women (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

10 Sep 2020


"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.

29 Aug 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

28 Aug 2020


IAF will formally induct Rafale jets on September 10

More than a month after five Rafale jets landed in India, they will be formally inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF) on September 10 at Haryana's Ambala airbase in presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, multiple reports said.

25 Aug 2020


Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

More than a year after India was shaken by a terror attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency will file a charge-sheet at a special NIA court in Jammu today, naming Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the masterminds.

18 Aug 2020

Karan Johar

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a biopic on former Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena, of distorting facts and portraying the IAF in a negative light.

13 Aug 2020


'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

13 Aug 2020

Janhvi Kapoor

'Gunjan Saxena' review: Moving portrayal, but Janhvi fails to impress

Some stories need to be told. There are no two ways about it. The only question is how, or rather, how well.

13 Aug 2020


Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

The Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, wasn't merely the brainchild of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed but the country's spy agency ISI was also involved in it, the charge-sheet of National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims, as per a report in HT.

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