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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

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.

Air force transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of India post demonetisation, says ex-Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa
India

Air force transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of India post demonetisation, says ex-Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

Former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has said that after demonetisation in 2016, the Indian Air Force (IAF) transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of the country

IAF's Mig-27 jets decommissioned after three decades of service; last of Soviet-made aircraft takes final flight from Jodhpur Air Base
India

IAF's Mig-27 jets decommissioned after three decades of service; last of Soviet-made aircraft takes final flight from Jodhpur Air Base

Fighter aircraft Mig 27, which proved to be ace attacker during the 1999 Kargil war and earned nickname of Bahadur from pilots, roared through the skies for one last time on Friday after serving the IAF for over three decades

US reprimands Pakistan Air Force chief for misusing F-16 fighter jets post-Balakot airstrikes, claims report
World

US reprimands Pakistan Air Force chief for misusing F-16 fighter jets post-Balakot airstrikes, claims report

The US reprimanded Pakistan Air Force chief in August for misusing F-16 fighter jets by undermining their shared security platforms and infrastructures, a media report said

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria says shooting down IAF chopper in Kashmir was a 'big mistake on our part'
India

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria says shooting down IAF chopper in Kashmir was a 'big mistake on our part'

Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a 'big mistake' the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on 27 February.

MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, both pilots ejected safely
India

MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, both pilots ejected safely

A Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Gwalior airbase, Madhya Pradesh on 25 September

IAF Jaguar pilot jettisons two fuel tanks, practice bombs after bird hit; lands safely at Ambala air base
India

IAF Jaguar pilot jettisons two fuel tanks, practice bombs after bird hit; lands safely at Ambala air base

Early reports have quoted IAF sources as saying that an Indian Air Force pilot jettisoned fuel tanks of his aircraft after one of the aircraft’s engines failed after being hit by a bird

IAF lost 27 aircrafts in crashes since 2016, defence ministry tells Lok Sabha; figure includes 15 fighter jets, helicopters
India

IAF lost 27 aircrafts in crashes since 2016, defence ministry tells Lok Sabha; figure includes 15 fighter jets, helicopters

In 2019-20, so far, an AN-32 transport aircraft crashed in Arunachal Pradesh, killing 13 IAF personnel earlier this month.

Pakistani channel's World Cup advertisement mocking Abhinandan Varthaman draws condemnation, outrage
Sports

Pakistani channel's World Cup advertisement mocking Abhinandan Varthaman draws condemnation, outrage

Twitter slammed a Pakistani television channel's cricket World Cup advertisement using IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a prop.

Decades after end of communist rule, Albania looks to sell MiG aircrafts stored at secret airbase
World

Decades after end of communist rule, Albania looks to sell MiG aircrafts stored at secret airbase

The communist-era jets, which include MiG-19, MiG-17 and MiG-21 models among others, have been out of commission for well over a decade.

Pakistan changes stance on air engagement with India, says F-16s might have been used to hit Indian aircraft after initial denial
India

Pakistan changes stance on air engagement with India, says F-16s might have been used to hit Indian aircraft after initial denial

Pakistan on Monday for the first time indicated that F-16s might have been used to hit Indian fighter jets during the aerial combat on 27 February and said Islamabad retains the right to use anything and everything in its self defence

IAF crashes: Frequent phenomenon has claimed lives of many pilots; 12 major incidents in two years raise alarm
India

IAF crashes: Frequent phenomenon has claimed lives of many pilots; 12 major incidents in two years raise alarm

On Sunday, a MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely. However, this is not the first instance of an IAF aircraft crash in recent times.

Balakot strikes show importance of timely defence acquisition; IAF must make requirements clear to Centre
India

Balakot strikes show importance of timely defence acquisition; IAF must make requirements clear to Centre

With the Balakot attack, an important red line has been crossed, and the nature of future threats – and opportunities – is yet uncertain.

MiG-21 Bison shooting down F-16 attests to IAF's combat prowess; procuring next-gen aircraft key to maintaining edge
India

MiG-21 Bison shooting down F-16 attests to IAF's combat prowess; procuring next-gen aircraft key to maintaining edge

IAF pilots combat superiority, even when faced with an advanced F-16 fighter jet, has been proven in the past, but to ensure the air force maintains its qualitative edge it's imperative that it gets the right next-generation aircraft in the right numbers and at the right time

India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale meets Mike Pompeo as India ramps up diplomatic efforts amidst Indo-Pak tensions
India

India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale meets Mike Pompeo as India ramps up diplomatic efforts amidst Indo-Pak tensions

India's Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale met US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo in Washington DC Monday as India ramps up diplomacy with the US to push the US to investigate the claim that Pakistan used F-16s against India in the conflict after the Balakot strikes on 26 February.

'You hunted the hunter': Indian Air Force's latest praise for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
India

'You hunted the hunter': Indian Air Force's latest praise for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

What Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman did is not everyone's cup of tea. He hunted the hunter, read the Hindi poem that the Indian Air Force shared on Twitter.

Fake accounts of Abhinandan Varthaman being created on social media, misinformation being spread, warns IAF
India

Fake accounts of Abhinandan Varthaman being created on social media, misinformation being spread, warns IAF

The IAF in a statement said, post his return, fake accounts have been created of the pilot.

Abhinandan Varthaman told IAF officials he wants to return to cockpit as soon as possible, say officials
India

Abhinandan Varthaman told IAF officials he wants to return to cockpit as soon as possible, say officials

Abhinandan Varthaman arrived in the national capital on an IAF flight around 11:45 pm Friday, nearly two-and-half hours after he crossed over to India.

Social media companies must ensure platforms not misused to weaken country's morale, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

Social media companies must ensure platforms not misused to weaken country's morale, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warned social media firms not to allow their platforms to be abused for 'weakening the morale of the country'