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  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed 2 days ago

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN-32 transport planes July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Soviet-origin An-32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities. In its report tabled in...
  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the India-Israel joint venture project...
  • AgustaWestland: ED slaps laundering case against ex-IAF chief July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines. ED, which...
  • Error in piloting led to C-130J Hercules crash: IAF sources June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Error in piloting is understood to have been found as the reason behind the crash of Air Force's C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in March in which five service personnel, including four officers, were killed near Gwalior. The Court of Inquiry is almost complete and error in piloting is believed...
  • The IAF welcomes 193 flying officers into its fold June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The morning of 21 June 2014 saw the officer who graduated thirty nine years ago, come back as Chief Guest to review the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade of 193 flight...
  • Indian Air Force to launch video game to attract youngsters June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to attract youth, the Air Force is all set to launch a video game called 'Guardians of the Sky' in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy targets flying a Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "An IAF unit is developing a mobile gaming application called 'Guardians of the...
  • IAF plans to engage Russia for joint air exercises: Arup Raha June 10, 2014

    The Indian Air Force is planning to engage Russia for joint air exercises like the ones it has been conducting with other nations, IAF chief Arup Raha said on Monday. Raha said this while holding a joint press conference with French Air Force chief General Denis Mercier at the Jodhpur air...
  • BrahMos missile test-fired from warship INS Kolkata June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test-fired the 290 km-range BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile from the country's largest indigenous warship INS Kolkata off the coast of Karwar in Karnataka. The Mazagon Dockyards Limited-built INS Kolkata is yet to be formally inducted into the Navy and will have the capability to...
  • 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...
  • IAF Chief ACM Arup Raha meets PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the operational preparedness of the force. The IAF chief told the Prime Minister about the requirements of the force. The IAF is ready with a detailed presentation...
  • Passing out parade held for 126th NDA course May 31, 2014

    Three hundred and sixty cadets graduated from the National Defence Academy as they passed through the portals of prestigious Khetarpal Parade Ground on Saturday. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff, IAF reviewed the passing out parade of 126th course on Saturday at National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune....
  • Army chief briefs PM on security situation May 28, 2014

    Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the prevailing security situation in the country. The Army Chief, who is also the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee, met the Prime Minister for around 15 minutes and is understood to...
  • AK Antony red-flags Defence Ministry proposal on Rolls Royce May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has red-flagged a proposal of his own Ministry to continue doing business with the UK-based Rolls Royce, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying bribes and engaging middlemen in contracts for supplying engines to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. After the scam broke out...
  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data March 30, 2014

    The black box of the C-130J transport aircraft that crashed near Gwalior on Friday has suffered damage and the Air Force has sent it to the US to seek the assistance of its manufacturer Lockheed Martin in decoding the data, IAF officials said on Sunday. The connectors of the Flight Data...
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha pays his last respect to dead C-130J crew March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paid his last respects to the crew members of C-130J at a ceremonial function held at Hindan Air Force Station on Saturday. The family members also paid their last respects to the martyrs who lost their lives in the plane...
  • IAF investigation team visits C-130J plane crash site March 29, 2014

    An IAF investigation team on Saturday visited the site where a recently-acquired C-130J military transport plane, one of the most modern US-made aircraft, had crashed, killing all five crew members including four officers. "The team visited the site (in Karauli district near Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border) to look into facts. The Black...
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five IAF personnel on board. The casualties included Wing Commander Prashant Joshi, Wing Commander Rajiv Nair, Squadron Leader Kaushik Mishra, Squadron Leader Ashish Yadav and Warrant Officer KP Singh. The C-130J Super Hercules, acquired...
  • Government needs to own up responsibility for IAF accidents: BJP March 28, 2014

    BJP on Friday attacked UPA Government for the crash of a newly acquired US-made C-130J aircraft near Gwalior in which five crew members were killed, saying it needs to own up responsiblility for the accidents in the force. Demanding a probe into the incident, the principal opposition party also expressed concern...
  • Newly-acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, 5 dead March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five defence personnel on board. The C-130J Super Hercules, acquired by India in 2010 from the US, had taken off from the Agra airbase on a flying training missing on Friday morning and...
  • Gayatri Parivar to give Rs 2 lakh to families of security personnel killed during rescue operations March 22, 2014

    Haridwar-based spiritual organisation Gayatri Parivar will provide Rs 2 lakh each as financial assistance to the next of kin of 20 military and para-military personnel killed during the massive relief and rescue operations carried out after the catastrophic floods that hit Uttarakhand in 2013. Gayatri Parivar chief Pranav Pandya will hand...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack March 16, 2014

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and seamless...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes: IAF chief Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while flying...
  • TN: IAF pilot commits suicide after alleged argument with wife February 25, 2014

    A 32-year old Indian Air Force pilot attached to Sulur airbase near in Coimbatore allegedly committed suicide in the Officer's Mess following reported quarrel with his wife whom he married just three months ago, police said on Tuesday. Squadron Leader Abhishek Tripathi of Allahabad was found hanging from the ceiling of...
  • IAF pilot from UP commits suicide in TN after quarrel with his wife February 24, 2014

    A 32-year old Indian Air Force pilot attached to Sulur airbase near Coimbatore allegedly committed suicide in the Officer's Mess following reported quarrel with his wife whom he married just three months ago, police said on Monday. Squadron Leader Abhishek Tripathi of Allahabad was found hanging from the ceiling of the mess...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a case that is bound to bring the Indian Air Force back in the news for wrong reasons yet again, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has been named in the infamous, AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam even as the allegations against former IAF chief...
  • IAF will get new VIP choppers soon: AK Antony February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was cancelled in the backdrop of corruption allegations, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday asserted that IAF will get new VIP choppers soon. He also expressed his concern on naval accidents. "Naval accidents are a matter of concern and Indian Navy...
  • IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes near Bholasar, pilots escape unhurt January 22, 2014

    A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force on Wednesday night crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. Defence spokesperson SD Goswami said the pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport in Bikaner and ejected timely. A court of inquiry has been ordered...
  • Republic Day: IAF appeals Delhiites to keep surroundings clean January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the flypast rehearsals and the associated flight safety concerns posed by birds in the run up to Republic Day celebrations, the Indian Air Force has appealed to the citizens of Delhi and the neighbouring states to keep their areas clean. The IAF has urged people...
  • IAF officer goes missing, FIR lodged January 4, 2014

    A Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force has been missing for the last one month and the force has lodged a police complaint in Sri Ganganagar district. SHO Suratgarh city Ranveer Singh said,"Wing Commander Venugopal Reddi, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is missing for a month and a written complaint...