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Wing Commander Abhinandan posted at Suratgarh Air Force Base

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army on February 27 and kept in captivity for nearly 60 hours, has now been posted to Suratgarh Air Force Base in Rajasthan. He took over his assigned duties there on Saturday. This is not

IAF Fighter Pilots to be main Astronauts for India’s First Manned Space Mission Gaganyaan

  Two or three fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (AIF) would be the main astronauts for India’s first manned space flight mission, Gaganyaan, director general armed forces medical service (DG-AFMS) Lieutenant General Bipin Puri said here on Saturday.The space mission is likely to

This is Probably How Pakistan is Explaining That Its F-16 Fighter Jet Inventory Is Intact

This Article is Originally Taken From THE PRINT A recent article in Foreign Policy magazine has claimed that a US count under the end-user licence agreement has found that none of the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) F-16 fighter aircraft are missing. However, this is not

After India and Pakistan Dogfight, Questions Arise About Indian ‘Vintage’ Military

This Article is Taken From The New York Times  It was an inauspicious moment for a military the United States is banking on to help keep an expanding China in check. An Indian Air Force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a

Chinooks Will Help India Quickly Transport Troops To Pak-China Border Areas

India will next week induct its first modern heavy-lift helicopter, the iconic American Chinook chopper capable of transporting howitzers and troops to forward and high-altitude areas with China and Pakistan, after a wait of over three decades. The first four of the 15 CH-47F Chinooks,

PAF Jets Carry Out Off-Runway Operations On Highways In Fear Of Losing An Air Base

Pakistan Air Force’s fighter jets on Monday carried out take-off and landing sorties from highways as part of its operational readiness, an official statement said. Pakistan has maintained high-level of alertness since the Indian Air Force carried out a ‘counter-terror’ operation in Balakot, inside Pakistan

How Good Is India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft?

The MiG-21 has been in the news again – for all the wrong reasons. That aircraft has been the mainstay of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) air combat capability for decades. However, current developments bring in focus the urgency of developing and deploying its replacement,

India’s First F-16 Slayer: IAF Officially Credits Wing Commander Abhinandan For Downing Pakistani Jet

The Indian Air Force onWednesday (6 March) officially attributed the F-16 kill to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, journalist Shiv Aroor reported. As per Aroor, the Wing Commander was the only IAF pilot in a group of eight who fired a R-73 missile against the aggressing Pakistani

In 1965 Too, Pilot In Inferior Plane Downed Pakistan Fighter

When Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a Russia-made MiG-21 Bison fired at a comparatively advanced US-made Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 along the Line of Control, little did he know that he was creating aviation history. But this may not have been the

Facts About Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman That Will Beam Your Chest With Pride

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhi Nandan Varthman,  Hands tied, bloodied face , big grilled for his Pakistani captors but remarkably still calm and Composed . Today India has saluted the bravery of the Wing Commander Abhi Nandan. The valour, mettle and

The Curious Case Of Three Parachutes After Aerial-Combat Over PoK Sky

Shortly after the images of a downed Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter, surfaced online, a video of an eyewitness account from the area over which the dogfight with Indian MIG-21 Bison occurred was accessed by Times Now. A locale who saw the aerial-combat between the fighter

Why IAF Picked MiG-21s To Take On Pakistani F-16s On Wednesday

Keyboard warriors, armchair analysts and even experts have questioned the rationale of using the MiG-21 aircraft in Combat Air Patrol (CAP) Wednesday, when India lost at least one fighter against Pakistan’s F-16s. However, sources in the Indian Air Force defended the use of the MiG-21,

Down From Three To Two To One: Pakistan Now Accepts It Has Only One IAF Pilot In Its Custody

Making a u-turn, the propaganda wing of the Pakistan armed forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), has confirmed on Twitter that it has only one Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot in its custody. This comes just hours after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, in

Lockheed Martin Deletes Claim That Its Rebranded F-21 Could Be A Path To Indian F-35s

Lockheed Martin has rebranded its latest advanced F-16 offering for India as the F-21 and has shown the jet would have new features, including a revised glass cockpit and other advanced features. But the pitch appears to be much more about opportunities industrial cooperation in

ISRO Gives IAF Task To Train 10 Astronauts For Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has finally tasked the Indian Air Force for selection and training of 10 crew members for the country’s first human spaceflight programme or Gaganyaan. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “We have fixed all criteria and requirements for

‘Bet My Life On The Jet’ : HAL Test Pilots Hit Back After IAF Mirage Crash

“Before an aircraft goes to the IAF, its standards are good enough for me to bet my life on it.” “Remember, every pilot in the IAF is also betting his life on my judgement.” Strong words from a senior Hindustan Aeronautics Limited test pilot who

Eye on China, Government Finalises Rs 5,000-Crore Defence Plan For Andamans

India has virtually finalised an exclusive Rs 5,650-crore military infrastructure development plan spread over 10 years for the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago — which will allow stationing of additional warships, aircraft, drones, missile batteries and infantry soldiers there — against the backdrop of

Indian Air Force’s Mig-21 Woes: What Are The Possible Replacement Options?

With barely 32 squadrons of fighter aircraft currently in inventory, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is staring at a massive problem. The IAF should ideally have a strength of 42 combat squadrons to be fully prepared for a two-front war. It never had 42, the

Made-In-India fighters: Rafale Fire Rains On MiG’s Retirement Parade

The Indian Air Force’s wait for new fighter jets to replace an ageing MiG fleet is set to get longer. The selection process to identify combat aircraft to be made in India is unlikely to commence before the general elections this year, high-level sources indicate. 

HAL Close To Getting Order For 40 New Su-30 MKI Jets, Says Report

A unilateral proposal by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in February 2018 to supply a further 40 Su-MKI fighters to the Indian Air Force is now being seriously considered by the Centre, reports Livefist Defence. The plan is being seen as a solution to kill two birds with

Rafale Project On Schedule, 25 Percent Payment Made To France

Notwithstanding the controversy, the government is moving ahead with the Rafale programme, making 25 per cent of payment to the French government in the more than Rs 59,000 crore deal for procuring 36 fighter planes, top Air Force sources said here on Thursday. The sources

HAL Capable Of Manufacturing Rafale Jets, Says Its Chief

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited chairman R Madhavan Friday said the HAL was capable of producing the Rafale aircraft but suggested that the question of transfer of technology does not arise in the current order of just 36 aircraft. The Congress has alleged that Narendra Modi government

Rafale Jets a Must-Buy : IAF Chief wrote to Defence Minister

In the first week of November, an apprehensive Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to underline that the political controversy around the Rafale deal should not endanger the purchase of the fighters from France, a senior defence ministry official aware of

HAL Couldn’t Deliver Any Production Standard Trainer Aircraft To Indian Air Force’, Says PAC On Tejas Delivery

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is an audit watchdog consisting of MPs, released a report on Friday (14 December) lambasting government-owned defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), among other entities, for its lacklustre performance in delivering units of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)

IAF Has 13 Percent of Women Officers, Highest Among All Three Forces: MoS Defence

The Air Force has 13.09 per cent of women officers, the highest among all three forces, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said Wednesday. The Army has 3.80 per cent of women officers, while the Navy has six per cent of women officers, he

In a First, IAF To Fly Plane With Bio-Fuel Blend

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will make history next week when a Russian-origin AN 32 transport plane will be formally flight tested using a mix of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and bio-fuel. The plane will fly from the IAF base at Chandigarh with a blend

Why The 2018 Us-India Air Force Exercises Matter?

In June 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump underlined the central function of India and the USA in sustaining peace and stability within the Indo-Pacific area. Recalling the tenets of the UN Constitution, the 2 leaders emphasised the underlying significance of

(Apply Now) Indian Air Force Special Force Recruitment For Gujarat

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force offers opportunities for UNMARRIED MALE INDIAN/NEPALESE CITIZENS from designated Districts of State of Gujarat, Union Territory of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli to join as Airmen. The Recruitment Test for Group „Y‟ (Non-Technical) {Indian Air Force (Security)

(Apply Now) AFCAT 1 2019 Notification, Admit Card & Eligibility Criteria

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19

IAF To Select 110 Fighters After Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Results

The process to select 110 fighters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will draw upon the field evaluation results of the now-cancelled Medium Muti-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) purchase deal to shorten and hasten the process, senior officials in the ministry of defence who aren’t authorised


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