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On IAF Day, a tale of when our air force showed how 'PAF is its bunny'
India

On IAF Day, a tale of when our air force showed how 'PAF is its bunny'

The MiG-25 was, quite simply, the fastest interceptor ever built. In the 70s, one was tracked by radar flying at Mach 3.2 over the Sinai peninsula.

Pune airport to remain shut from 16 to 29 Oct due to maintenance work; all commercial flights suspended
India

Pune airport to remain shut from 16 to 29 Oct due to maintenance work; all commercial flights suspended

For these 14 days, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be undertaking runway resurfacing work which was earlier supposed to take place in April this year but was postponed.

Indian Army's Sikh Light Infantry regiment signs affiliation with IAF's 17 squadron in Ambala
India

Indian Army's Sikh Light Infantry regiment signs affiliation with IAF's 17 squadron in Ambala

The charter of affiliation was signed by Army Chief General MM Naravane and Air Commodore Tarun Chaudhry of 17 Squadron

IAF fully committed to theaterisation concept, says Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari
India

IAF fully committed to theaterisation concept, says Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

On the ambitious theaterisation programme, Chaudhari said the IAF is fully committed to it but added that discussions are required before new structures are put in place.

Did you know: This remote place in North East India gave wings to Bangladesh Air Force
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Did you know: This remote place in North East India gave wings to Bangladesh Air Force

Fifty years ago, on this date, IAF chief PC Lal and Group Capt AK Khandker, deputy chief of Bangladesh Armed Forces declared the formation of the Bangladesh Air Force from the tarmac in Dimapur

Emergency landing strips to be developed within 15 days instead of 1.5 years, Nitin Gadkari promises IAF
India

Emergency landing strips to be developed within 15 days instead of 1.5 years, Nitin Gadkari promises IAF

Gadkari and defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated a three kilometre emergency landing strip in Barmer on National Highway 925 for IAF aircrafts

IAF's Sukhoi, Jaguar, C-130J land on India's new emergency landing strip on Rajasthan highway
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IAF's Sukhoi, Jaguar, C-130J land on India's new emergency landing strip on Rajasthan highway

The National Highways Authority of India has developed the 3-km section of the Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925

How India plans on bringing back its trapped nationals from Afghanistan
India

How India plans on bringing back its trapped nationals from Afghanistan

Airport operations are the main concern for now, as flights were suspended because of the conditions at Kabul airport

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'
India

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'

Rawat's comments about the IAF's role were in reply to a question about a growing perception that the Indian Air Force was not keen on setting up the proposed theatre commands

IAF AFCAT 2021: Recruitment for 334 vacancies begins on 1 June; visit afcat.cdac.in for details
India

IAF AFCAT 2021: Recruitment for 334 vacancies begins on 1 June; visit afcat.cdac.in for details

Tp register for AFCAT, candidates have to pay Rs 250 as application fees. However, applicants registering for NCC special entry and Meteorology department are exempt from paying this fee

Pilot killed as IAF MiG-21 aircraft crashes in Punjab's Moga; third such accident this year
India

Pilot killed as IAF MiG-21 aircraft crashes in Punjab's Moga; third such accident this year

In March, a Group Captain of the IAF was killed in an accident during take-off at an airbase in Gwalior, while a MiG-21 crash was reported in January in Rajasthan

Mizoram: Massive forest fire damages homes and crops across several districts; IAF called in to control blaze
India

Mizoram: Massive forest fire damages homes and crops across several districts; IAF called in to control blaze

At least four districts — Lunglei, Serchhip, Lawngtlai and Hnahthial — have been affected by the forest blaze and firemen have been deployed at several sites

COVID-19 update: 26 die of oxygen shortage in Delhi and Punjab hospitals, more send SOS; active cases cross 25 lakh
India

COVID-19 update: 26 die of oxygen shortage in Delhi and Punjab hospitals, more send SOS; active cases cross 25 lakh

West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh reported their highest single-day spike in cases for the third consecutive day on Saturday

COVID-19 update: Centre enlists IAF, Railways as oxygen crisis worsens; 3.33 lakh cases, 2,263 deaths in 24 hrs
India

COVID-19 update: Centre enlists IAF, Railways as oxygen crisis worsens; 3.33 lakh cases, 2,263 deaths in 24 hrs

In Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur, five coronavirus patients admitted to the ICU of a private hospital died allegedly after its oxygen supply ran out, prompting the authorities to order a probe

Indian Air Force Group Captain dies in MiG-21 accident; court of Inquiry ordered
India

Indian Air Force Group Captain dies in MiG-21 accident; court of Inquiry ordered

A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident

IAF AFCAT Admit Card 2021 released at afcat.cdac.in; exam on 21, 22 February
India

IAF AFCAT Admit Card 2021 released at afcat.cdac.in; exam on 21, 22 February

The written exam will include General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test sections

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood express solidarity, laud rescue efforts
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Uttarakhand glacier burst: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood express solidarity, laud rescue efforts

Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu, and Ajay Devgn also extended their solidarity with the bereaved families

Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets
India

Book excerpt: In The Tejas Story, a retired air marshal chronicles his experiences of test flying the LCA jets

The story that comes to life through his book is that of his team of pilots and of the LCA programme itself, how it was commissioned, the challenges in the development phase and the pressure of realising the dream of domestically developing a fighter plane.

Boeing receives US' permission to offer F-15EX jet to India, says aircraft will provide 'multi-role solution' to IAF
India

Boeing receives US' permission to offer F-15EX jet to India, says aircraft will provide 'multi-role solution' to IAF

F-15EX is the latest and most advanced aircraft of the multi-role, all-weather and day and night versions of the F-15 aircraft family

AK vs AK controversy: Indian Air Force should avoid Twitter war, its values are too strong to be shaken by a film clip
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AK vs AK controversy: Indian Air Force should avoid Twitter war, its values are too strong to be shaken by a film clip

The IAF should not highlight inconsequential issues by responding needlessly. Activity on social media needs to be carefully executed because of its far-reaching impact