Air

  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • New 'Special Mission' aircraft for the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In recent years the Indian Air force (IAF) as part of its 'transformation' has been progressively augmenting its fleet of special mission aircraft beyond the...

  • Pros and cons of a two-front war

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Fresh from three weeks of gruelling drills that involved all operational commands, the Air Force says it's ready for a two-front war (the brass prefers...

  • The high cost of the 'mini' Air Force

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    The bi-annual Army Commanders Conference kicked off in Delhi on Monday with the focus on issues ranging from operational and security to modernization and procurement....

  • Air Kerala: A totally mad business plan

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    Oommen Chandy recently gave Air India Express a mild heart attack by suggesting that Kerala is relooking at launching its own flag carrier (Kerala has...

  • Radicals in Rawalpindi

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Kamra's Minhas air force base is one of Pakistan's most prized installations - part of a string of bases that guard the country's north, it...

  • Voltas AC ad gives Cherrapunjee a bad name

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    In a city such as Delhi, your air conditioners should be all-weather but not if you happen to be transferred to Cherrapunjee. You may not...

  • AI Pilots Strike - break the impasse

    Aerial view |  Jitender Bhargava
    Even ten days after the strike by the Air India's pilots began there appears to be no resolution in sight. With civil aviation minister Ajit...

  • Chinks in the Armour: Our defence preparedness

    Sky Soldier |  Wing Commander Abdul Nasir Hanfee
    The defence budget for 2011-12 has been hiked by 11 percent, pegging the allocation at Rs 164,415 crore (from Rs 1,47,344 crores last year), to...

  • Air India to be gifted away?

    Guest Blog |  Robin Pathak
    The current crisis in the national carrier Air India is a carefully crafted design to make a mess in the airline, malign it and the...

  • What ails National Airline Air- India

    Guest Blog |  Robin Pathak
    These days it has become a fashion to yell asking for shutting down National career Air India. Some with vested interest, while majority others without...

  • Air India: The Maharaja in a Royal Mess

    On the rocks |  Raksha Shetty
    Sometimes, perception is everything. And oftentimes, so is reputation. On both counts, our national carrier is taking a beating. Air India, neck-deep in losses, is...

  • My first flight - The F/A-18 Super Hornet

    Good Karma |  Karma Paljor
    I reached the Yelahanka Air Force Base at 9 am in the morning, and I was absolutely clueless on what to expect. I was undoubtedly...