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  • 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...
  • J&K floods: Army IAF, NDRF working day and night, rescue operations underway September 12, 2014

    With a week passed, many areas of flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir are still under the water. NDRF, Army and Air Force are working day and night to evacuate stranded people from various areas. ...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • IOC airlifts aviation fuel to Srinagar to aid flood relief September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Army stepped up rescue operations in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. Indian Army has swarmed jets, choppers and boats to rescue more than 82,000 people so far after...
  • J&K floods: Wing Commander Abhijit Bali swam 20 km to rescue his family, neighbours September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy the heroes of rescue operations are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are...
  • J&K floods: IAF deploys world's biggest chopper MI26 for rescue operations September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: While the flood waters recede from some of the affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir, there is no let up in the efforts of defence forces and rescue teams to bring people to safer places. The Indian Air Force on Wednesday brought in MI26, the world's biggest chopper, to...
  • J&K floods: IAF, ARMY, NDRF the unsung heroes of rescue operations September 10, 2014

    79 transport aircraft and helicopters of Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Corp have been pressed into service. Army has deployed 329 columns of its personnel for rescue and relief operations, in which 244 columns deployed in Srinagar region and 85 columns in Jammu region. 135 Army bauts and 148...
  • J&K floods: Situation still grim in Srinagar, rescue operations are in full swing September 10, 2014

    As the armed forces stepped up rescue operations in beleaguered Jammu and Kashmir, IAF rescue personnel outlined the grim situation in the state stating that Srinagar continues to be in a bad state with water levels still quite high. 90 sorties and 13 helicopters have been flown into Srinagar to...
  • J&K floods: Rescue work in full swing as 47,000 people evacuated September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as the weather cleared up and flood waters starting to recede, rescue work has gained momentum in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with more than 47,000 people shifted to safer areas. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs are still stranded as the state is battling...
  • J&K: Massive rescue operations underway; IAF airlifts stranded September 9, 2014

    More than 42,000 people have been evacuated in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed worst floods in six decades. Nearly 200 hundred people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains since September 2. ...
  • J&K floods: Over 47,000 people evacuated, lakhs still stranded September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 47,000 people have been evacuated in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed its worst floods in six decades. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains since September 2. The...
  • Snapshot: IAF continues to rescue people stranded in floodhit areas of J&K September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs are still stranded in the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir in six decades. With rescue operations in full swing, more than 23,000 people have been rescued by Army, Indian Air Force, NDRF and state force. A IAF press release say...