C 17

  • 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. ...
  • IAF receives 6th C17 Globemaster III aircraft July 28, 2014

    The Indian Air Force received its sixth C17 Globemaster III on Monday. The arrival of the new addition to the IAF was recieved by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the Palam Airbase in New Delhi and familiarised himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief...
  • Defence Minister Jaitley briefed on IAF's operational preparedness June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks. The presentation was made by the top IAF brass to the Defence Minister at the Air...
  • Boeing delivers 4th C17 aircraft to Indian Air Force October 26, 2013

    Boeing has delivered its fourth C17 Globemaster III aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), with one more to be supplied by the year end. This keeps the American aircraft giant on track to deliver five of the large, versatile military transport aircraft to the IAF this year, and five more...
  • Army, Air force and Navy personnel positioned in Odisha October 12, 2013

    With Cyclone Phailin set to hit near Gopalpur in Odisha this evening, army, navy air force and NDRF personnel were ready to move out in the state. GOC Madhya Bharat, Lt Gen Ramesh Rana, who was coordinating rescue and relief operations said "While some columns are already moving, other columns from...
  • Cyclone Phailin: IAF sends C17 aircraft to transport relief material October 12, 2013

    The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s latest strategic transport aircraft, the C17 Globe Master undertook its first sortie towards transporting of relief materials including specialist army vehicles and ambulance from bases in central India to Bhubaneswar, ahead of the arrival of cyclone Phailin, due to strike land later this evening. The...
  • C17 Globemaster the big draw at 81st IAF day October 8, 2013

    The big transport aircraft C17 Globemaster is the big draw as the Indian Air Force celebrates its 81st anniversary today. ...
  • IAF to induct its biggest transport plane on Monday September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bolstering IAF's capability to swiftly transport combat troops and equipment such as tanks to the front, Defence Minister AK Antony will formally induct its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base near New Delhi on Monday. The Defence Minister will formally induct the aircraft...
  • India gets its second Boeing Globemaster transport plane July 23, 2013

    Washington: Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of its second military transport aircraft C17 Globemaster III, a month after India's first C17 arrived in the country and immediately began supporting IAF operations. The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, took delivery of the second IAF C17 from...
  • IAF's C17 GlobemasterIII makes its maiden flight to Andaman & Nicobar July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force's latest acquisition American strategic C17 GlobemasterIII made its maiden flight to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday. Climbing an altitude of 28,000 feet with an unrefueled range of 2,400 nautical miles, the aircraft landed at Port Blair to induct the rotational Infantry Battalion...
  • IAF gets its first American strategic C17 Globemaster aircraft June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has received its first American strategic airlifted on Tuesday as the C17 Globemaster aircraft landed at the Hindon airbase near the national capital. Two more C17 aircraft will be brought in within weeks. The aircraft are part of a fleet of 10 aircraft that are...
  • Boeing delivers first C17 to IAF for flight tests January 24, 2013

    Washington: The first of 10 C17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to enter a US Air Force flight test programme at Edwards Base in Palmdale, California. Boeing delivered India's first C17 on Tuesday at its facility in Long Beach, California, and is on track...
  • Boeing deal shows growing ties with India: US June 8, 2011

    Washington: The United States has described India's proposed purchase of 10 Boeing C17 Globemaster heavylift transport aircraft in a $ 4.1 billion deal as indicative of growing military and humanitarian ties between the two countries. The deal announced during President Barack Obama's India visit "will double the value of USIndian defence...