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  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data 30-03-2014 02:17 PM

    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...
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha pays his last respect to dead C-130J crew 29-03-2014 11:53 PM

    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...
  • IAF investigation team visits C-130J plane crash site 29-03-2014 08:41 PM

    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...
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead 28-03-2014 06:12 PM

    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...
  • Government needs to own up responsibility for IAF accidents: BJP 28-03-2014 06:03 PM

    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...
  • Newly-acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, 5 dead 28-03-2014 12:19 PM

    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...
  • Gayatri Parivar to give Rs 2 lakh to families of security personnel killed during rescue operations 22-03-2014 09:56 PM

    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...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack 16-03-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes: IAF chief Arup Raha 12-03-2014 10:06 PM

    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...
  • TN: IAF pilot commits suicide after alleged argument with wife 25-02-2014 02:00 PM

    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...
  • IAF pilot from UP commits suicide in TN after quarrel with his wife 24-02-2014 10:25 PM

    A 32-year old Indian Air Force pilot attached to Sulur airbase near Coimbatoreallegedly 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...
  • Chopper deal: After SP Tyagi, former IAF chief Fali Homi Major in the dock 07-02-2014 08:33 AM

    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 06-02-2014 02:30 PM

    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 is...
  • IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes near Bholasar, pilots escape unhurt 22-01-2014 11:17 PM

    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 Bikanerand ejected timely. A court of inquiry has...
  • Republic Day: IAF appeals Delhiites to keep surroundings clean 20-01-2014 06:58 PM

    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 04-01-2014 08:27 PM

    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...
  • Air Marshal Arup Raha takes over as IAF Chief 31-12-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Air Marshal Arup Raha, an ace fighter pilot, on Tuesday took over as the India Air Force (IAF) chief succeeding incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal RK Sharma succeeded Raha as the Vice Chief of Air Staff. Born on December 26, 1954,...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC 31-12-2013 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on December 31, 2013. The baton of the CoSC was handed over to General Singh by...
  • IAF has unprecedented response power with C-130J, Mi-17s: Browne 30-12-2013 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: Outgoing Air chief NAK Browne on Monday said that the acquisition of assets such as the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft and Mi-17 V5 helicopters had given "unprecedented response" capabilities to IAF. "The streamlined induction and speedy operationalisation of our new assets like Mi-17 V5, C-130J, Pilatus PC-7...
  • India signs deal with US for six transport aircraft 28-12-2013 04:27 PM

    India has signed a Rs 4,000-crore deal with the US for procuring six more C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The proposal was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 20. The two sides signed the...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • MiG-21 FL phaseout a sad day for IAF fighter pilots 12-12-2013 09:34 AM

    Kalaikunda Airbase (West Bengal): As the iconic MiG-21 FL flied into the annals of Indian Air Force (IAF) history, fighter pilots recount their 50-year romance with fighter jet. The MiG-21 FL was in the service of the IAF for over 50 years and conducted its last sortie on Wednesday at...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • MiG-21 fighter jets to fly into history 07-12-2013 08:36 PM

    New Delhi/Kolkata: One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will fly into the annals of history on Wednesday. The aircraft will undertake its last ceremonial flight at a phasing out ceremony at the air...
  • More disasters waiting to happen: Air vice-marshal 18-11-2013 10:42 PM

    More disasters are waiting to happen in Uttarakhand and relief materials should be kept at vantage points in all readiness on a regular basis, said Air Vice-Marshal SRK Nair, who had played a key role in search, rescue and relief operations there, said on Monday. The disaster in June was...
  • More disasters waiting to happen in Uttarakhand, says IAF officer 18-11-2013 02:45 PM

    More disasters are waiting to happen in the Uttarakhand region and relief materials should be kept at vantage points in all readiness on a regular basis, a senior IAF officer, who played a key role in search, rescue and relief operations, said on Monday. The massive disaster in June was...
  • New Chinese monitoring station in Ladakh 05-11-2013 11:19 AM

    With IAF now able to operate C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at high-altitude Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh, China is reported to have built a radar station on its side of the border ostensibly to monitor movement of Indian planes over the area. The structure, according to official sources...
  • Air Marshal Raha likely to be next IAF chief 28-10-2013 03:36 PM

    The process of appointment for the top post in the IAF has already been initiated and Raha is likely to be designated as the next Chief of Air Staff by the end of this month, sources said in Delhi. Raha, who is presently the Vice Chief of the IAF, is...
  • Boeing delivers 4th C-17 aircraft to Indian Air Force 26-10-2013 12:58 AM

    Boeing has delivered its fourth C-17 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...
  • Phailin threat looms large over North Andhra, panic in three districts 12-10-2013 01:53 PM

    Visakhapatnam: The busy roads and junctions that have witnessed massive protests across 13 districts of Seemandhra ever since Congress led UPA's coordination panel gave a go ahead for state bifurcation to carve out Telangana on July 30, are now wearing a deserted look since Friday. Thanks to Phailin and giving...