Indian Air Force

India approves procurement of 97 Tejas jets, 156 Prachand choppers in major defence deal

It is learnt that mega procurement projects and the Su-30 upgrade programme are expected to cost the exchequer Rs 1.6 lakh crore.

published on : 30th November 2023

Indian Air Force scrambled 2 Rafale fighter jets to search for 'UFO' sighted near Imphal

The sighting of the UFO over the Imphal airport happened around 2:30 pm after which a few commercial flights were affected yesterday.

published on : 20th November 2023

Unidentified object flies above Imphal airport, flight operations suspended for four hours

Two flights were diverted while three departing flights were delayed due to the sighting of the mysterious object.

published on : 19th November 2023

IAF replaces MiG 21 fighter squadron at uttarlai re-equipped with Sukhoi 30

Colonel Amitabh Sharma, Defence PRO termed it the end of an era and added "The MiG-21 Bison aircraft were seen for the last time in the skies of Uttarlai in Barmer district, Rajasthan on Tuesday."

published on : 31st October 2023

IAF carries out successful firing of longer range air-launched BrahMos cruise missile

The BrahMos air-launched version missile was testfired from a Su-30MKI fighter jet which has the capability to launch the BrahMos cruise missiles that can hit enemy targets at long ranges.

published on : 18th October 2023

Sikkim flash flood: Toll mounts to 34, IAF begins rescuing stranded tourists

The Indian Air Force has started rescue and relief operations in the Himalayan state, airlifting the first batch of stranded tourists from Lachen to Mangan in North Sikkim.

published on : 9th October 2023

IAF must be one of best, if not best when it completes 100 years in 2032: Air Chief Marshal

VR Chaudhari said joint planning and integrated application of combat power will be the "sine-qua-non" of future wars and added that India "must reform or become a relic."

published on : 8th October 2023

Mysuru Dasara air show to make a comeback after three years

It is said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had made a request in this regard to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during his recent visit to New Delhi.

published on : 7th October 2023

Hal delivers first twin-seater Tejas to Indian Air Force

The development of Tejas spurred the growth of a robust defence and aerospace industry in India, besides creating opportunities for countless SMEs, research institutions, and skilled workers.

published on : 5th October 2023

IAF to continue operations in eastern Ladakh as complete disengagement with China yet to take place

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said the IAF does not have a fixed mindset in terms of the deployment of assets in key areas along the LAC.

published on : 3rd October 2023

Supreme Court holds IAF liable as ex-officer contracts HIV, awards Rs 1.54 crore

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Dipankar Datta also laid down directives for the government, courts and quasi-judicial bodies under the framework of the HIV Act.

published on : 27th September 2023

Indian Air Force inducts first C-295 transport aircraft, 55 more to follow

A Rs 22,000 crore contract with Airbus and Space S.A., Spain, for procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft was signed in September 2021.

published on : 25th September 2023

Srinagar Diary: Police officer arrested for alleged links with LeT

The officer is accused of helping the LeT operative to evade arrest and attempting to implicate a police officer who was investigating him.

published on : 23rd September 2023

12 new Sukhoi fighters among Rs 45,000 crore proposals cleared by defence ministry

This will help make up for the fast dwindling fighters in the IAF. At present, the force is down to 30 combat squadrons against the 42 squadrons sanctioned for it.

published on : 15th September 2023

Indian Air Force receives first C-295 transport aircraft from Airbus, 55 more to follow

All 56 aircraft will be fitted with an indigenous electronic warfare suite to be developed by the state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd and Bharat Dynamics Limited.

published on : 13th September 2023

Indian Air Force to participate in multinational exercise 'Bright Star-23' in Egypt

The Indian Air Force contingent will consist of five MiG-29, two IL-78, two C-130, and two C-17 aircraft.

published on : 27th August 2023

IAF pushes for indigenisation, keen to induct 100 LCA Tejas fighters

Once this order is completed in the stipulated 15 years, the IAF will have 40 LCA, over 180 LCA Mark-1A and at least 120 LCA Mark-2 planes.

published on : 25th August 2023

Indian Air Force pushes for indigenisation, keen to induct 100 LCA Tejas fighters

The decision followed the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari’s review of the status of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme at the Air Headquarters on Wednesday.

published on : 24th August 2023

IAF uses immersive technology to train cadets

The technology was procured from a domestic startup over a year ago as part of the self-reliance objective of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

published on : 1st August 2023

Defence Bill in Parliament set to grant disciplinary, administrative powers to inter-services heads

The Parliament's standing committee on defence presented a report on the inter-services bill to the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

published on : 22nd July 2023
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