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Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa
India

Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa

Dhanoa said the Dassault Rafale, with its electronic warfare suite and manoeuvrability, will be able to use the mountainous terrain in Tibet to its advantage

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet
India

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet

The IAF chief and top commanders will have forward deployments in eastern Ladakh and operationalisation of the Rafale jets on the agenda

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC
World

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC

India on Monday strongly raised with China the "premediated" attack on Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley and demanded immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, during the second round of Lt General-level talks

Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery
science

Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery

The Air Force has two reusable space planes and each mission has been progressively longer than the last.

Resident of Sindh province becomes first Hindu pilot to be inducted into Pakistan Air Force, says local news outlet
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Resident of Sindh province becomes first Hindu pilot to be inducted into Pakistan Air Force, says local news outlet

In a first for Pakistan, a Hindu has been selected as a pilot in the country's air force. The youth, Rahul Dev, has been recruited as a General Duty (GD) pilot officer

Bipin Rawat puts third aircraft carrier on backburner citing costs; a look at how absence of the behemoth will impact Indian Navy
India

Bipin Rawat puts third aircraft carrier on backburner citing costs; a look at how absence of the behemoth will impact Indian Navy

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Monday reignited an age-old debate over the domination of aircraft carriers over submarines and vice versa by indicating that the Indian Navy's long-standing demand for a third supercarrier will be on the backburner for a while

Submarines a priority over aircraft carriers for navy, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat; announces plan to look at overseas bases for logistics
India

Submarines a priority over aircraft carriers for navy, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat; announces plan to look at overseas bases for logistics

India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said

'Absolute exclusion of women from command in Army is illegal': Supreme Court dismisses Centre appeals against Delhi HC verdict
India

'Absolute exclusion of women from command in Army is illegal': Supreme Court dismisses Centre appeals against Delhi HC verdict

Absolute exclusion of women from command appointments in the Indian Army is against Article 14 and unjustified, the Supreme Court said in a judgement on Monday, calling denying permanent commission based on years of service 'a travesty of justice'

SC verdict on permanent commission for women in defence likely today; Centre's arguments on physical capabilities 'need to be rejected', say petitioners
India

SC verdict on permanent commission for women in defence likely today; Centre's arguments on physical capabilities 'need to be rejected', say petitioners

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Monday regarding the permanent commissioning of women officers in the Indian Army, possible paving the way for allowing women in combat roles

General Bipin Rawat-led Department of Military Affairs to have three joint secretaries from Army, Navy and Air Force
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General Bipin Rawat-led Department of Military Affairs to have three joint secretaries from Army, Navy and Air Force

The Department of Military Affairs, headed by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, will have three joint secretaries from the Army, Navy and the Air Force, sources said

Republic Day Parade 2020: India shows off military prowess, cultural diversity; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and more
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Republic Day Parade 2020: India shows off military prowess, cultural diversity; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and more

It was a first at the Republic Day parade 2020 for many - a contingent of Chinook and Apache helicopters, a tri-service formation of three Advanced Light Helicopters and motorcycle stunts by women bikers from the CRPF.

Republic Day 2020: Rajpath lights up with colourful tableux; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and new weapons showcased
India

Republic Day 2020: Rajpath lights up with colourful tableux; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and new weapons showcased

The 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath on Sunday saw many firsts, including a contingent of Chinook and Apache helicopters, a tri-service formation of three Advanced Light Helicopters and motorcycle stunts by women bikers from the CRPF

Thanjavur becomes first IAF station in south India to have Sukhoi-30 MKI contingent; move aimed at keeping eye on IOR
India

Thanjavur becomes first IAF station in south India to have Sukhoi-30 MKI contingent; move aimed at keeping eye on IOR

The Indian Air Force deployed the 222 squadron, comprising six Sukhoi-30 specially modified fighter jets, each carrying the 2.5 tonne air-launched supersonic BrahMos cruise missile, in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur on Monday

Chinook, Apache helicopters to participate in Republic Day flypast for first time; IAF tableau to showcase five aircraft, missile systems
India

Chinook, Apache helicopters to participate in Republic Day flypast for first time; IAF tableau to showcase five aircraft, missile systems

Newly-inducted stealth attack helicopter Apache and transport chopper Chinook will take part in the Republic Day flypast for the first time, while a model of Rafale jet will be showcased as part of the IAF's tableau

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success
India

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday termed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff a 'very big step' towards the integration of the three forces and said the Army will ensure its success

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge
India

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge

After handing over the reins of Chief of Army Staff to General Manoj Mukund Naravane after completing three years of the post, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on 1 January 2020

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat focusing on preparing roadmap for creation of air defence command, say officials
India

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat focusing on preparing roadmap for creation of air defence command, say officials

In one of his first decisions, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by 30 June to create an air defence command to enhance security of India's skies

Creation of Department of Military Affairs, CDS post, momentous reforms, says Narendra Modi as Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge
India

Creation of Department of Military Affairs, CDS post, momentous reforms, says Narendra Modi as Gen Bipin Rawat takes charge

The creation of the Department of Military Affairs and institutionalisation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff are momentous reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday

General Bipin Rawat takes charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff, says armed forces have always stayed away from politics
India

General Bipin Rawat takes charge as India's first Chief of Defence Staff, says armed forces have always stayed away from politics

Newly-appointed Chief of the Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the armed forces stay away from politics and work as per the directives of the government of the day

‘Govt has started on wrong foot on Chief of Defence Staff appointment': Congress’ Manish Tewari says post fraught with ambiguities
India

‘Govt has started on wrong foot on Chief of Defence Staff appointment': Congress’ Manish Tewari says post fraught with ambiguities

The Congress on Tuesday raised several questions over the appointment of Gen Bipin Rawat as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), saying the government has started on a wrong foot on the issue