INDIAN AIR FORCE

  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Eighty three Indian Air Force Air Warriors have been awarded Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day. This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals, four Air Vice Marshals and nine Air Commodores. Vayu Sena Medal...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • IAF unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan; no casualties reported January 9, 2015

    Barmer: Indian Air Force unmanned air vehicle on Friday crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan. The UAV took off from Barmer's Uttarlai air force station. No causalities have been reported as of now. This is second such incident in last one year. Earlier in November 2014 a Heron...
  • Himachal Pradesh: 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel trapped after snowfall December 21, 2014

    In Himachal Pradesh the National Highway from Manali to Rohtang Pass has been shut down, after 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel were trapped following a fresh spell of snowfall. The Indian Air Force and the Border Roads Organisation are engaged in rescue operations. ...
  • Akash missile test fired successfully for second day November 18, 2014

    ?Balasore: For the second consecutive day, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force. The trial of the missile was 'fully successful', ITR director MVKV Prasad said adding it hit a para-barrel...
  • India test fires Akash missile successfully November 17, 2014

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said. Describing...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • Indian Air Force personnel, families asked not to use Xiaomi phones October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the grounds that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently...
  • IAF asks personnel not to use Xiaomi phones October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently carried out a test of...
  • News 360: Toddler raped in Bangalore school, third child abuse incidence in the last 6 months October 22, 2014

    As the news about the alleged rape of a three-year-old in a private school in Bangalore spread, ruckus broke out on Wednesday morning outside the institution. Shocked parents gathered at the school premises seeking information about the unfateful incident. ...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • Snapshot: Sukhoi crashes near Pune village, pilots safe October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village near Pune on Tuesday evening. The incident happened at village Theoor around 6.30 pm. Both the pilot and the co-pilot ejected safely. The plane was reportedly on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. ...
  • Over 2 lakh policemen deployed in Maharashtra for Assembly elections October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra police have made extensive security arrangements to ensure that voting for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls goes peacefully with the deployment of over two lakh state police personnel, along with the reserved police forces. Special security arrangements have been made in Gadhchiroli, the naxal-infested district, to thwart...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • In pics: Glimpses of air shows at Air Force Day parade October 8, 2014

    Hindon: The air show on the occasion of Air Force Day, which left the spectators spell bound, involved different formations and display of flares by the aircraft. The classic 80-year-old, single-engine propeller Tiger Moth aircraft won hearts when it flew past the parade ground, coloured in bright orange. ...
  • Indian Air Force strengthening capacity, says its chief October 8, 2014

    Hindon: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said the Indian Air Force is strengthening its capacity and the situation in the neighbourhood requires "operation readiness". "Our air defence capability is being further strengthened by the induction of modern sensors and weapon system," the Indian Air Force chief said while addressing...
  • Air Force celebrates 82nd Foundation Day, Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar attends ceremony October 8, 2014

    The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 82nd Foundation Day with a grand ceremony at the Hindon Air Force Station. The star attraction was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who attended the ceremony along with his wife. A few years ago Sachin was conferred with the IAF honorary rank of Group Captain....
  • Ceasefire violations: Service chiefs meet Defence Minister October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of ceasefire violations along the border with Pakistan, the three service chiefs today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The army, air force and navy chiefs are understood to have discussed with Jaitley the prevailing security situation, defence officials said. The meeting comes at a time...
  • Slow modernisation of capabilities a big concern: IAF chief October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Air force chief Arup Raha on Saturday expressed concern over delays in its projects and said it was the government's responsibility to provide whatever was necessary as "Indian Air Force is India's air force not my air force". Almost all key acquisition and development projects are running behind schedule,...