National Air Force Day | Operation Rahat: When IAF completed world's biggest heliborne rescue operation to save thousands in flood-hit Uttarakhand
The Indian Air Force has been a force to reckon with whenever pressed into service against the foes. However, the brave hearts of the force have carried out several rescue operations across the country -- the ones in Uttarakhand in 2013 and Kerala in 2018 being among the most demanding. As the guardians of Indian skies turn 88 today, here is a look back at 'Operation Rahat' launched by the IAF after Uttarakhand was rocked by flash floods in 2013.
Indian Air Force celebrated 87th anniversary on Air Force Day at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria were present at the event.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from Bengaluru. Singh, who became the first Defence Minister of the country to fly in a Tejas, took to the cockpit of the fighter jet with a senior IAF officer in the front seat.
A look into the formal induction of eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters at the Pathankot Air Force station.
Almost 300 vehicles were gutted in a fire, which broke out at the Parking area number 5 of the Aero India venue at Yelahanka Air Force Station. No casualties have been reported so far.
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday flew in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Aero India air show here and hailed the fighter.
On the inaugural day and first of three business days, only a thin crowd of aviation enthusiasts watched the drama unfolding in the skies.
Indian Air Force's mega exercise and drill in Pokhran showed its capabilities and strength.
The Indian Air Force which was officially established on this day in 1932, would display an air show at Air Force Station Hindon in Uttar Pradesh to mark the day.
Indian Air Force graduates from the Dundigal Air Force Academy in Hyderabad who were graduating performed daredevils stunts and participated in the passing out parade.
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The Indian Navy is "fully capable" of defending the country against any threat, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday after she reviewed the navy's maritime prowess.
Exciting aerobatics and mean flying machines make Bengaluru's Aero India 2017 a visual treat