AIR FORCE

  • 31 all out but team still wins the match 6 days ago

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and the statement once again proved itself on Tuesday when the cricket world saw an 'unlikeliest' of victories during a Premier Championship match in Sri Lanka. Riding on Asiri Karunaratne's magnificent 5 for 21, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, who opted to field,...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 1 week ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Hollande to hold high-level meeting today over Rafale jets sale to India April 13, 2015

    Paris/New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande would chair a high-level meeting in Paris on Monday to thrash out the finer details of the nearly $5 billion deal for the sale of 36 Rafale jets to India in flyaway conditions. French sources said the meeting at the Elysee Palace would be held...
  • List of agreements signed between India and France April 10, 2015

    India and France signed 17 agreement and made three announcements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country on Friday. These included deals on Rafale fighter jets, Jaitapur nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart city and several others. Modi arrived in France on Thursday and met...
  • India, France talk business; ink 17 deals on defence, infrastructure, nuclear reactor among others April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence cooperation, fight against terrorism, infrastructure, nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart cities and tourism were the major topics of discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday. Calling France among India's most valued friends, Modi said the "two big democracies...
  • India concludes air evacuation operations from Yemen, another 630 citizens rescued April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations from Yemen rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians brought home from the war-ravaged country to over 4,640 besides around 960 nationals from 41 countries. Minister of State for External Affairs VK...
  • C-17 Globemasters of Indian Air Force clocked 150 hours in Yemen evacuation April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of a massive rescue operation, three C-17 Globemaster aircraft of Indian Air Force have clocked nearly 150 flying hours in the last few days bringing back over 1,300 Indians from Djibouti after their evacuation from strife-torn Yemen. Air Force officials said that each operation by aircraft of...
  • India conducts the biggest evacuations of its nationals from Yemen April 8, 2015

    India has conducted the biggest evacuations of its nationals from Yemen. The Military's efforts in operation 'Rahat' was acknowledged not just by the evacuees but also by rest of the world. ...
  • Yemen crisis: Number of Indian evacuees reach 4000-mark April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The total number of Indian evacuees from war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday touched 4000-mark with nearly 700 more nationals, including 600 from Sanaa, rescued in three air sorties as government decided to end the air evacuation operation on Wednesday. While 600 were rescued by Air India, over 100 were...
  • Indian Air Force releases video of Indians rescued April 6, 2015

    The Indian Air Force on Monday released a video of Indians being rescued from war stricken Yemen. The sources said the number of Indians across Yemen was around 5,000 out of which 1,000 were women married to Yemeni nationals. The number of Indians in Sana'a would be around 3,000 while...
  • Another batch of 225 rescued Indians reach Mumbai from war-torn Yemen April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: The defence forces continue to evacuate citizens from war-torn Yemen and an Indian Air Force aircraft carrying 225 people landed in Mumbai on Sunday night. Close to 700 people were evacuated from Yemen on Sunday. "The C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft landed at about 10:40 pm in Mumbai from Djibouti," a...
  • Second batch of 664 Indians rescued from Yemen return home April 4, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram/Mumbai: A second batch of 664 Indians from war-torn Yemen have safely returned home on late Friday night. While two Indian Air Force planes carrying 334 people landed in Mumbai, a special Air India flight with 330 Indians reached the Kochi airport post midnight. So far, more than 1,000 Indians...
  • IAF's AN-32 planes stranded in Ukraine March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The last lot of five AN-32 aircrafts, which were sent for upgrade to Ukraine, continues to remain stranded there due to the geo-political situation there, the Air Force said on Monday. IAF's statement came amid reports in the Russian media that the planes have gone missing during the upgrade....
  • No evidence of illegal payment made to ex-IAF officer Nayyar in VVIP chopper deal: Ajai Shukla March 16, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Business Standard columnist on strategic affairs, Defence & Diplomacy, Ajai Shukla said that there is no evidence at all that an illegal of payment made to (Retd) IAF Officer Gautam Nayyar. Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the...
  • AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. Michel had allegedly spent Rs 4 crore on air travels of...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...
  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief March 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago. He had flown MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft in frontline fighter squadrons, and was decorated for gallantry in Siachen and other...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 February 28, 2015

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • Women brigade catches attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru February 21, 2015

    Bengaluru: The woman brigade is creating all the buzz and catching attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. Squadron Leader Deepika Misra, Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra and Flight Lieutenant Sandeep Singh of Indian Air Force's Team Sarang are standouts at the show. Deepika Misra said, "My mother's dream was that...
  • Human factor behind Sukhoi-30 MKI crash: Manufacturer February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: "Human factor" was responsible for the crash of the Sukhoi-30 MKI in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, according to the manufacturer. "Out stand is human factor," said Vitaly Borodich, Vice President (Military Sales) of...
  • Sukhoi-30 aircraft crash: Russia blames human factor; IAF denies February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Russia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force. "Our stand is human factor,"...
  • Defence Ministry to decide on replacing IAF's 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence Ministry sources said the next meetings of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will deliberate...
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoles death of cancer patient Chandan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday condoled the death of 14-year-old Chandan who succumbed to cancer a day ago. Chandan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, finally succumbed to the disease on Wednesday after a long battle. The...
  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture January 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • Gujarat: MiG-21 crashes near Jamnagar, pilot safe January 31, 2015

    Jamnagar: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bed village in Jamnagar district on Saturday while the pilot managed to eject safely, police said. "A MiG-21 crashed at Rasoolnagar area near Bed village, 20-km from Jamangar city," district superintendent of police Neeraj Badgujar said. "The...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • Empowered women on showcasing India's military might January 27, 2015

    The 66th Republic Day saw all women contingent from Indian Armed Forces and Border Security Force showcasing India's military might on the Rajpath. ...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...