IAF successfully tests BVR air-to-air missile Astra at Kalaikunda station; defence ministry says 'high level capability attained'
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test fired the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra from a Su-30 aircraft, the Defence Ministry said.
IAF to participate in 3-week multinational Exercise Pitch Black 2018 defence drill in Australia for first time from 24 July
For the first time, the Indian Air Force will be participating in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18), a three-week multinational drill scheduled from 24 July in Australia, an official statement said on Wednesday.
Singapore minister hails India's indigenously-built aircraft Tejas, calls it 'excellent and impressive'
Singapore defence minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday hailed India's indigenously-built multi-role light combat aircraft Tejas as "excellent and very impressive".
A hawk trainer IAF jet crashed during take off, in Kalaikunda, West Bengal on Thursday. Both pilots were ejected safely.