Surya Kiran

  • IAF to buy for 20 more Hawk AJTs for aerobatics September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is planning to induct 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft from the British BAE Systems for its aerobatic team Surya Kiran which has been grounded since last year. The Surya Kiran team, which was using the Kiran Mk II aircraft, had to...
  • IAF's aerobatic team set to perform at Aero India February 11, 2011

    Bangalore: The Indian Air Force's aerobatic team Surya Kiran will perform at the Bangalore air show on Friday. The pilots of the Surya Kiran team feel it is a privilege to fly the machines and say it's a different high when they paint the Indian skies in tri color....
  • What makes men flying Surya Kiran so special March 3, 2010

    Hyderabad: What makes the men flying the Sagar Pawan, the Surya Kiran, or the Sarang so special? The men are used to toying with Jaguar, Mirage and MIG fighter jets. Yet, they train for almost three years, to master the moves that you and I see at an air show. ...
  • IAF turns 76, celebrates glory | Pics: Pride and honour October 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force celebrates its 76th founding day on Wednesday, October 8. The day will mark the phasing out of the MiG23s, believed to be the most accidentprone fighterbomber aircrafts in the Indian fleet. The highlight of the day is the flying display. Air Chief Marshal Fali Major will...