Air Force

  • IAF receives 6th C-17 Globemaster III aircraft 9 hours 37 minutes ago

    The Indian Air Force received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III on Monday. The arrival of the new addition to the IAF was recieved by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the Palam Airbase in New Delhi and familiarised himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief...
  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed 3 days ago

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN-32 transport planes July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Soviet-origin An-32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities. In its report tabled in...
  • IAF scrambles fighter jets as Turkish plane sparks alert July 13, 2014

    The Indian Air Force on Sunday scrambled fighter planes from air base here after two commercial passenger aircraft sought to enter Indian territory from Pakistan side using similar identification codes, sparking a security alert. Two MiG-21 fighter aircraft were sent from Jodhpur air base to investigate a Turkish Airlines plane over Jaisalmer on Sunday morning when...
  • Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of Harpoon missile to India July 3, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner. The entire package under the foreign military sale route includes...
  • Indian Air Force launches 'Guardians of the Skies' 3D mobile game July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Embarking on its first sortie in virtual world, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday launched a 3D mobile game in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force. Launching the 3D mobile game 'Guardians of the Skies' (GOTS), Air Marshal S Sukumar...
  • The IAF welcomes 193 flying officers into its fold June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The morning of 21 June 2014 saw the officer who graduated thirty nine years ago, come back as Chief Guest to review the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade of 193 flight...
  • 80 militants killed in Pakistan by air force bombers June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 80 militants, including the Uzbek mastermind of the Karachi airport attack, were killed on Sunday in early morning raids by air force bombers in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region. The jets bombed hideouts of terrorists in Degan and Dattakhel areas of North Waziristan at about 1:30 AM....
  • Indian Air Force to launch video game to attract youngsters June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to attract youth, the Air Force is all set to launch a video game called 'Guardians of the Sky' in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy targets flying a Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "An IAF unit is developing a mobile gaming application called 'Guardians of the...
  • IAF plans to engage Russia for joint air exercises: Arup Raha June 10, 2014

    The Indian Air Force is planning to engage Russia for joint air exercises like the ones it has been conducting with other nations, IAF chief Arup Raha said on Monday. Raha said this while holding a joint press conference with French Air Force chief General Denis Mercier at the Jodhpur air...
  • French, Indian air force chiefs to take part in 'Garuda-5' June 9, 2014

    French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country's Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attach  Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive in Jodhpur on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth Indo-French air exercise 'Garuda-5'. The main attraction of the day will...
  • France, Indian Air Force chiefs to take part in 'Garuda-5' June 8, 2014

    French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country's Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attach Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive in Jodhpur on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth Indo-French air exercise 'Garuda-5'. The main attraction of the day...
  • Snapshot: Sukhoi 30, Rafale jets at the 5th Indo-French air exercise in Jodhpur June 5, 2014

    The fifth Indo-French air exercise named 'Garuda-V' began on June 2 at Jodhpur Indian Air Force station. In the joint exercise frontline fighter aircraft of both the countries are taking part. ...
  • Why Jaitley as Defence Minister temporarily may be a good thing May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The fact that Mr Arun Jaitley holds two heavyweight plus one integrated portfolio of course goes on to show the BJP strategists' importance in the party and the new dispensation but may equally go on to underline the talent deficit that the BJP may be facing. Having said...
  • J&K: IAF's MiG-21 crashes in Anantnag, pilot dead May 27, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed near Mirhama, Bijbehara area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Pilot Raghu Bansi was killed in the crash. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident to investigate the cause. "The Pilot airborne from Srinagar was on a routine training...
  • Mumbai: Guard opens fire at Santacruz Air Force station, 2 dead May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Two people have been killed after a security guard at the Santacruz Air Force station in Mumbai opened fire late on Monday night. Two people killed were guards at the base and two others have been injured. The accused who opened fire escaped from the spot but was later...
  • IAF holds workshop to train officials on disaster management May 21, 2014

    The Indian Air Force held its annual workshop on disaster management on Tuesday at Phalodi in Jodhpur to train officials of Rajasthan government in dealing with natural calamities like flood and earthquake. The event was organised by the Air Force station in Phalodi under the aegis of South Western Air Command,...
  • Air Force officer assaults wife over dowry, arrested May 20, 2014

    An Air Force officer has been arrested, along with his parents, for allegedly harassing and assaulting his wife for dowry, police said on Monday. Flight Lieutenant Akash Singh, posted at the Halwara Air Force Station in Punjab, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly harassing and beating up his wife for dowry. A...
  • Laos air force plane crashes, defence minister reported dead May 17, 2014

    Bangkok: A Laotian air force plane with at least 14 people on board crashed on Saturday, a defence ministry source said, and a witness at the site said the defence minister was among the dead. "A Laos air force plane has crashed on its way to Xiang Khouang province in the...
  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data March 30, 2014

    The black box of the C-130J transport aircraft that crashed near Gwalior on Friday has suffered damage and the Air Force has sent it to the US to seek the assistance of its manufacturer Lockheed Martin in decoding the data, IAF officials said on Sunday. The connectors of the Flight Data...
  • IAF investigation team visits C-130J plane crash site March 29, 2014

    An IAF investigation team on Saturday visited the site where a recently-acquired C-130J military transport plane, one of the most modern US-made aircraft, had crashed, killing all five crew members including four officers. "The team visited the site (in Karauli district near Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border) to look into facts. The Black...
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five IAF personnel on board. The casualties included Wing Commander Prashant Joshi, Wing Commander Rajiv Nair, Squadron Leader Kaushik Mishra, Squadron Leader Ashish Yadav and Warrant Officer KP Singh. The C-130J Super Hercules, acquired...
  • IAF's C-130J Hercules aircraft crashes near Gwalior, 5 killed March 28, 2014

    In a major setback to the Air Force, a newly acquired US-made C-130J transport aircraft on Friday crashed near Gwalior after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers. Two Wing Commanders, two Squadron Leaders and another crew member were killed in the Super Hercules Special...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards March 22, 2014

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads Organisation...
  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused March 21, 2014

    Tirupati: The fire near the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh has been brought under control but has not yet been doused. Two Indian Air Force helicopters have now been deployed to help put out the fire. Each of the two helicopters has the capacity to carry 4,000 litres of water. They...
  • Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea: Malaysian air force March 12, 2014

    Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. After a series of at times conflicting statements, the...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while...
  • Snapshot: President awards standard, colours to IAF units March 11, 2014

    Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday awarded the prestigious President's Standard to 112 Helicopter Unit and President's Colours to 4 Base Repair Depot in a grand ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Kanpur. The President's Standard is awarded to operational Units and Colours are awarded to non-flying formations based on their...
  • Malaysian Air Force chief says missing plane may have turned back March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers. There was still no confirmed sighting of debris in the seas...