Indian Air Force

IAF Contingent Returns From ‘Pitch Black’

The IAF contingent, that took part in Exercise Pitch Black 22, has returned after successful participation in the multinational exercise that was held in Australia.

Israeli Gasps For Breath On Ladakh Mountain; IAF Comes To Rescue

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday rescued an Israeli national from a high-altitude area in Ladakh after he suffered from acute mountain sickness and had difficulty in breathing. The Army said on Saturday that 114 Helicopter Unit received a call for Casevac (Casualty Evacuation) from Nimaling Camp near Markha valley. Noam Gil, an Israeli […]

IAF, RMAF To Conduct Bilateral Exercise

NEW DELHI: A contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) left for Malaysia on Friday to participate in a bilateral exercise named Udarashakti. Interestingly, this will be the first bilateral exercise between the IAF and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The IAF contingent will have Sukhoi-30 MKI and C-17 aircraft, while the RMAF will […]

What IAF’s Transport Fleet Requires

Indian Air Force (IAF) has a remarkably large transport fleet, probably one of the largest in the world. The IAF benefitted from the close relationship between India and Russia, thereby possessing a large number of IL-76MD aircraft and a substantial An-32 fleet. However, India also possesses locally-built fleets of Avro HS-748 and Dornier 228 for […]

IAF’S MiG-21 Problem

With the crash of another MiG-21 Trainer, the media blame game shall once again commence with great gusto. Everyone from politicians to panwallahs will offer expert advice on what to do. The media will further muddy the waters by fielding an array of experts whose quality may range from retired Air Marshals to loquacious loudmouth […]