Transport Planes

  • 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...
  • 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...