Indian Air Force

Air Force To Induct 10% Females Under Agniveer Scheme, Says IAF Chief

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari announced that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct 10 per cent of females under the Agniveer Scheme.

Light Combat Helicopter To Make Public Debut On Air Force Day

India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), which was inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Jodhpur on Monday, will make its first public display during the 90th Air Force Day on October 8.

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.

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 […]

55L Ex-Servicemen Benefitted From ECHS: Defence Ministry

NEW DELHI: Over 55 lakh ex-servicemen and their eligible dependents benefitted from the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) that provides cashless and capless medical benefits, the ministry of defence told in Lok Sabha. Apart from a vast network of 427 ECHS polyclinics and 30 ECHS Regional Centres and Empanelled Health Care Organizations in India, the […]

MiG-21 Crashes In Rajasthan, Both Pilots Killed

NEW DELHI: Two pilots met with a tragic death when a MiG-21 Bison trainer aircraft crashed in Baytoo in Rajasthan’s Barmer during a training sortie on Thursday night. Confirming the news, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said: “A twin seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air […]

Indian Army Is About Valour: Ex Tripura CM Biplab Deb

NEW DELHI: The glory of Indian defence forces is so vast that it can’t be summed up in few words or sentences, said former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in Delhi on Saturday. Narrating his own story, Deb said that his name ‘Biplab’ means revolution/change and he was named Biplab as he was born […]