Air Force

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...