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11 Nov 2017

Tejas Fighter Jet

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the government that the indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies.

09 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Shamsher, IAF's lethal deep penetrating strike fighter

The Indian Air Force (IAF) possesses several multirole-combat aircraft.

04 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: C-130J Super Hercules, IAF's versatile workhorse

Recently, the Indian Air Force landed its Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport plane on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

02 Nov 2017


Mudhols first Indian dogs to be inducted into the army

Our desi Mudhol hounds are all set to become the first Indian canine breed to be inducted into the army.

02 Nov 2017


Indian contingent to attend major multilateral military drill in Israel

In a first, an Indian contingent is all set to take part in a military exercise in Israel.

31 Oct 2017


Make in India: How has the defense sector fared?

"Make in India," the Modi government's flagship initiative to boost domestic manufacturing was touted to usher in a new era for domestic defense production.

25 Oct 2017


Should India focus more on enhancing its air power?

Yesterday, at least 16 Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft landed on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway in a rare exercise demonstrating its versatility and might.

24 Oct 2017


16 IAF planes land on Lucknow-Agra Expressway in rare exercise

In a rare drill, at least 16 IAF aircraft are landing on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway today.

22 Oct 2017


Trump Administration considering India's request for armed drones: US official

After securing a deal with the US for procuring unarmed Guardian drones, India may also purchase high-tech armed drones from the US.

Newly revealed emails establish Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari link

Robert Vadra has consistently denied links with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Such reports surfaced when it emerged that Bhandari had refurbished Vadra's flat at Bryanton Square, London, in 2016.

14 Oct 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Mughalsarai station renamed after BJP icon Deen Dayal Upadhyay

UP's Mughalsarai railway station, a major junction, has been renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) railway station.

11 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

2 IAF commandoes martyred, 2 terrorists killed in J&K encounter

Two Garud commandoes of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have been killed in an encounter with terrorists in the Hajin area of Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

09 Oct 2017

Plane Crash

Why were IAF crash martyrs brought back in cardboard boxes?

Three days ago, an IAF chopper crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang, killing all seven military personnel on board.

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.

08 Oct 2017


Three more women set to become Indian Air Force pilots

More than a year after India commissioned its first three women pilots in the IAF, three more have started on the same journey.

07 Oct 2017


India looks to buy 114 single-engine fighter jets

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started looking to buy 114 new single-engine fighter jets to increase its firepower even as it struggles with a depleting fleet.

06 Oct 2017


Pakistan warns India against surgical strikes, attacks on nuclear installations

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has warned India against conducting any surgical strikes in its territory or targeting its nuclear installations.

06 Oct 2017

Arunachal Pradesh

Five killed as IAF chopper crashes during training in Arunachal

At least five are feared killed in an Air Force Mi-17 V5 chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh during a training sortie. Two survived.

06 Oct 2017


AgustaWestland scam: Interpol arrests Italian middleman on ED's request

The Interpol has detained Carlos Gerosa, a middleman in the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal in Italy; he was apprehended on his way from Switzerland to Italy.

05 Oct 2017

Birender Singh Dhanoa

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.

03 Oct 2017


Indian Air Force hit by shortage of AWACS surveillance planes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is witnessing a serious cataract in its "eyes in the sky" arising from a severe shortage of airborne warning and control systems (AWACS).

02 Oct 2017


India to have first Rafale base in Ambala by 2019

India is all set to have its first Rafale base in Ambala, Haryana.

28 Sep 2017


IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana, pilot ejects safely

An Indian Air Force (IAF) HAL Kiran trainee aircraft has crashed in Telangana's Keesara village.

26 Sep 2017


Sitharaman to Mattis: India won't deploy troops in Afghanistan

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ruled out any possibility for the deployment of Indian troops to Afghanistan.

26 Sep 2017


Jim Mattis in India: What is expected to get done?

US Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis has arrived in India for a two-day visit. He was welcomed by India's defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.

21 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Mattis to meet Sitharaman to boost Indo-US defense ties

US Defense Secretary James Mattis will be visiting New Delhi on September 25 where he'll attempt to forge "a strong political connect" to boost the Indo-US defense cooperation.

18 Sep 2017


Farewell to IAF Marshal Arjan Singh with state funeral

The funeral of Arjan Singh, the only officer to hold the title of Marshal of the Indian Air Force, is being held in Delhi this morning.

17 Sep 2017


Arjan Singh, only ever Marshal of Indian Air Force dies

Arjan Singh, the only officer to hold the title of "Marshal of Indian Air Force" has passed away at 98. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

12 Sep 2017


India's draft drone policy to be out soon!

India's new drone policy may soon empower the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) and National Security Guard (NSG) to shoot down "rogue" low-flying objects.

08 Sep 2017


Army finalizes plan to induct women in military police

In a major step towards gender parity, the Indian Army has finalized a plan to induct women in the military police.

27 Aug 2017


Reports: IAF pitches for 36 additional Rafale warplanes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is pitching to purchase an additional 36 French-made Dassault Rafale fighter jets as a "follow-on" to the first 36 warplanes.

21 Aug 2017


27 out of 73 "strategic" China border roads are incomplete

In a grim reality check for India, only 27 out of 73 "strategic" roads meant to be constructed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China have been completed.

09 Aug 2017


Report: Indian Air Force warplanes have major advantage over China's

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets will have significant advantages if they are required to operate against Chinese aircraft over Tibet in the event of hostilities.

09 Aug 2017

Indian Army

What's behind the alarmingly-high suicide, fratricide cases in the army?

The Indian Army loses over a 100 personnel every year to suicides and fratricides. 2017 has already seen 44 suicides and one fratricide.

29 Jul 2017


CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

In 2010, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the induction of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems for the Indian Air Force to deter China along the Northeast.

23 Jul 2017


Russia to sell MiG-35 fighter jets to IAF, say sources

If reports are believed to be true, then Russia is keen on selling its new fighter jet MiG-35 to India. MiG Corporation's chief said talks were on to understand the country's requirements.

06 Jul 2017


IAF's MIG-23 chopper crashes in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

A MIG-23 training chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed in Balesar area of Rajasthan's Jodhpur district. More details aren't yet known.

05 Jul 2017

Arunachal Pradesh

Wreckage of missing IAF chopper found, crew members reported dead

The wreckage of an IAF chopper that went missing on July 4 in Arunachal Pradesh has been located in Pampunpare district.

05 Jul 2017

Indian Navy

Rukimini: How Indian Navy tracks Chinese movements in Indian Ocean

The surveillance satellite GSAT 7, 'Rukmini' has been acting as Indian Navy's eye in the high seas, especially in tracking Chinese movements in the Indian Ocean, which have increased amid the ongoing Sikkim stand-off.

26 Jun 2017


Mumbai: Police book Indrani Mukerjea for 'inciting riots' in prison

Police booked Indrani Mukerjea, who is accused of murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, along with 200 inmates for inciting riots in Byculla prison after an inmate was alleged to have died out of police torture.