TRANSPORT PLANES

  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN32 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 Sovietorigin An32 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...
  • IAF to induct its biggest transport plane on Monday September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Bolstering IAF's capability to swiftly transport combat troops and equipment such as tanks to the front, Defence Minister AK Antony will formally induct its biggest 70-tonne C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft into service at the Hindon Air Base near New Delhi on Monday. The Defence Minister will formally induct the aircraft...
  • 'Apache choppers to support Army's operational plans' February 5, 2013

    Bangalore: New inductions in the IAF such as Apache attack helicopters will be in support of operational plans of the Army, which is raising a new Strike Corps along the borders with China in the northeastern sector, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said here on February 5. "Whatever inductions are taking...
  • Black box of IAF cargo plane recovered June 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it has recovered the black box of an AN32 aircraft that crashed on June 9 in Arunachal Pradesh killing 13 armed forces personnel on board. "The black box which was recovered last night (Wednesday), has been taken to Jorhat airbase in...