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  • AgustaWestland scam: Former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar accepts taking money from middleman Michel, say ED sources March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar whose name cropped up in the multi-crore AgustaWestland scam on Thursday has accepted he took money from middleman Christian Michel, said Enforcement Directorate sources Sources say Nayyar told the ED official that Michel sent about Rs 80 lakh to his company, Diamond Air Maintenance...
  • Haryana: IAF's Jaguar aircraft crashes; pilot ejects safely March 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Thursday, with the pilot ejecting safely. "The fighter aircraft crashed in the fields. According to preliminary information, the pilot ejected from the plane before it fell in the fields. He...
  • IAF officer Sanjay Patil turns writer; pens the script for a Marathi film March 1, 2015

    Mumbai: A senior officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has penned script of a Marathi film that deals with travails of parents who make sacrifices to ensure their children have good upbringing and quality education, and support them in realising their dreams in life. "The film, 'Manatlya Unhat', is inspired...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • France to holds talks with India to rescue Rafale fighter jets deal for IAF February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Tuesday to salvage a deal to supply 126 Dassault fighter jets that has stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Under the terms of the contract, 18 of the...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Republic Day parade a proud moment for all of us: Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat January 19, 2015

    Sqdrn Ldr Sneha Shekhawat who will be marching for the second time in the Republic Day parade. She feels that it is a proud moment. ...
  • IAF gets first Tejas light combat aircraft January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) on Saturday was handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the IAF, a red letter day for Indian defence and aerospace sector. The handover signals the start of a process of induction of the...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Gujarat: India Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj town November 26, 2014

    Bhuj: A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district. "IAF's Heron UAV which was used for surveillance in the area, crashed near Mankunva village, about 40 kms from...
  • Rtd Air Commodore found dead in Bengaluru house November 24, 2014

    Bengaluru: A retired Air Commodore was found dead in his house in Bengaluru Rural district on Monday morning. 70-year-old Parvez Khokhar, who was living with his wife in a residential villa in Huskura area, was found dead with his hands and legs tied with a cloth in his room. Khokhar...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fires for Army's new artillery guns November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indian Air Force grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet, safety checks on October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review. "The fleet has been grounded and...
  • 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. ...
  • IAF fighter jet Su-30MKI crashes near Pune October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village Theoor near Pune on Tuesday evening. Both the pilot and the co-pilot have ejected safely. The plane was on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. It crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately...
  • In Pics: PM Modi attends 'At Home' dinner hosted by IAF chief October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended his first 'At Home' event hosted by a chief of the armed forces on Wednesday. The army chief went to the podium to greet Modi and was seen talking to him beyond the customary greetings. ...
  • J&K floods: IAF contributes Rs 8.43 crore to PM's relief fund October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After having rescued over 5,000 people in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Air Force on Wednesday contributed for the rehabilitation of the people in the state by donating Rs 8.43 crore in the Prime Minister's relief fund. The amount was collected by IAF through donation of a day's...
  • 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....
  • West Bengal: IAF personnel killed after hit by bullet of service revolver October 5, 2014

    Midnapore: An IAF personnel died after being hit by the bullet of his own service revolver at Salua in West Midnapore district on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh said the personnel was believed to have fired at himself from his firearm inside his room in the IAF staff quarter...
  • IAF AN32 crashlands in Chandigarh, passengers safe September 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: An Indian Air Force AN32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed at the Chandigarh airport on Saturday evening, airport sources said. The aircraft caught fire as it crashlanded but the blaze was doused by fire tenders inside the airport premises. A few people on board the aircraft suffered...
  • J&K floods: IAF chopper proves saviour for 5yearold girl September 16, 2014

    Jammu: For fiveyearold Saira Bilal who sustained critical head injury when her family was shifting from their flooded house to safety in Anantnag town of South Kashmir last week, an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper came as a "true saviour". "It was a helicopter (of IAF) that became a true saviour...
  • Snapshot: IAF Chief oversees rescue, relief operations in floodhit J&K September 16, 2014

    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visited the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and carried out aerial recce of both north and south Kashmir. ...
  • Snapshot: Indian Air Force at work in floodhit Jammu & Kashmir September 15, 2014

    As weather conditions remain favourable in the floodhit Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Air Force personnel work daynight to rescue affected people and provide them relief. ...
  • Snapshot: IAF rescue and relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir September 13, 2014

    As Jammu and Kashmir grapples with the worst flooding in the last 50 years, the Indian Air Force and other state apparatuses have been relentlessly trying to evacuate and rescue those trapped, amid flaring tempers and hostility from the locals. ...
  • Snapshot: Army spearheads relief and rescue operations in floodhit J&K September 12, 2014

    It is almost ten days since flash floods triggered by heavy rains have beem wreaking havoc in Jammu and Kashmir. With many of the areas inaccessible and out of reach, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel have been trying hard to rescue each of the stranded person and bring relief...