IAF

  • IAF C-17 aircraft with 237 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Another Indian Air Force plane brought 237 Indians back to New Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon, taking to 783 the total of passengers evacuated from the quake-hit Nepal since the first plane landed late Saturday night. "A C-17 Globemaster III of Indian Air Force landed at Palam at...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 6 hours 47 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Nepal earthquake: 65 mountaineers may have died at the Everest base camp, says Army 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 65 mountaineers and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, Army official said. IAF helicopters on Sunday morning reached Mount Everest for the rescue operations. The Mountaineering Association said it is...
  • 8 IAF helicopters sent to Nepal for relief work 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    NDRF Director General (DG) OP Singh said that three teams have been sent to Kathmandu for the relief work. ...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians Yesterday

    New Delhi/Kathmandu: An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal. The aircraft C-130J, which had earlier flown National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and relief materials from New Delhi to Kathmandu, landed with 55 Indian evacuees at around 10:45...
  • IAF's first two upgraded Mirage 2000 fighters land in Gwalior 2 days ago

    Gwalior: The first two upgraded Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 aircraft with advanced navigational, radar and missile system landed at Gwalior Air Force Base at 2 PM on April 24. These aircraft were flown by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots from France to India via Greece, Egypt and Qatar over...
  • Parrikar backs Narendra Modi's deal to buy 36 Rafale jets, says it's good for India April 13, 2015

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has come out strongly in defence of the Rafale fighter jet deal with France signed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an interview with IBN7, Parrikar said that deal has been signed for 36 Rafale fighters which is good for the country as defence purchases...
  • Centre scraps $20 billion MMRCA deal for 126 Rafale jets for IAF, LCA Tejas to replace MiG-21 April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a surprising decision which is likely to have a major impact on the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre has scrapped the $20 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal for purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets which was negotiated by the previous United Progressive Alliance government....
  • IAF will induct Rafale fighter jets within 2 years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a new Rafale fighter deal with France. He said Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) within a span of two years. India has decided to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in...
  • Have requested France to provide 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible: Modi April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested French President Francois Hollande to sign a major defence deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets for IAF in order to boost India's military capabilities and infrastructure. Addressing a conference with the France President, Modi said, "I have requested 36 Rafale jets in...
  • India concludes air evacuation operations from Yemen, another 630 citizens rescued April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations from Yemen rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians brought home from the war-ravaged country to over 4,640 besides around 960 nationals from 41 countries. Minister of State for External Affairs VK...
  • 1762 Indians brought home from Yemen; another IAF flight coming on Thursday April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian Air Force has so far brought 1762 Indians home from strife-torn Yemen, with another aircraft from Djibouti expected to land in Mumbai on Thursday morning. "In a well-coordinated operation involving multiple agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and it made eight shuttles from Djibouti to India and an...
  • IAF's AN-32 planes stranded in Ukraine March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The last lot of five AN-32 aircrafts, which were sent for upgrade to Ukraine, continues to remain stranded there due to the geo-political situation there, the Air Force said on Monday. IAF's statement came amid reports in the Russian media that the planes have gone missing during the upgrade....
  • 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...