Top 10 Future Weapons of India You Won’t be Aware Of

Top 10 Future Weapons of India You Won't be Aware Of

India is amongst the most powerful militaries in the world and being surrounded by some of the most highly volatile neighbours, has pushed India into a relentless drive to modernize its forces. On the East, there is China, a nation which continuously pushes it pre-defined boundaries subjugating others opinions and on the west, there is … Read more Top 10 Future Weapons of India You Won’t be Aware Of

Russia unveils super-Jet ‘MiG-35’, offers it for Indian Air Force: Report

Russia has begun testing its super fast, and extremely lethal, MiG-35 fighter jets which can simultaneously capture 10 targets. According to a report in Daily Star, MiG-35 is an advanced version of  MiG-29 and can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters. The report adds that the MiG-35 aircraft is … Read more Russia unveils super-Jet ‘MiG-35’, offers it for Indian Air Force: Report

Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Tejas to Make Republic Day Debut

India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will make its debut run in the Republic Day Parade this year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) announced on Thursday. Besides Tejas, the flypast will include Su-30 aircraft in Trishul formation and also a high speed run by a single Su-30, followed by vertical Charlie, which means the aircraft … Read more Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Tejas to Make Republic Day Debut

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to train with Indian Air Force for another 5 years, under bilateral agreement

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will continue training with the Indian Air Force (IAF) at India’s Kalaikunda Air Force Station for another five years, under a bilateral agreement which was renewed on Thursday (Jan 19). The renewal of the pact, which provides for joint military training and exercises between the two air forces, … Read more Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to train with Indian Air Force for another 5 years, under bilateral agreement

Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa flies MIG-21 fighter from the IAF’s forward base in Rajasthan

Indian Air Force chief B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a Mig-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF’s inventory, a defence statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the Mig-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at Uttarlai, a forward base in Rajasthan, where he began a three-day visit, his … Read more Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa flies MIG-21 fighter from the IAF’s forward base in Rajasthan

IAF to deploy more surface-to-air missiles for high-value targets in Gujarat, Maharashtra

In order to protect “high-value targets” on the coasts of Gujarat and Maharashtra that lies in close proximity to Pakistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be increasing the number of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) in its jurisdiction, said Air Marshal RK Dhir, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command (SWAC) on Thursday. Talking about … Read more IAF to deploy more surface-to-air missiles for high-value targets in Gujarat, Maharashtra

Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

Frontline Indian Air Force base in Hasimara in West Bengal is likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron, informed sources said on Friday. The first squadron is likely to be based at the Sarsawa base in Uttar Pradesh. One more base for the third squadron remains to be identified. Each of … Read more Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

The Indian Air Force’s wait for its own satellite is getting longer because of a delay in obtaining a dedicated frequency band from the international regulatory body. Like any other communication satellite, the IAF’s GSAT-7A, too, has to operate within a specific frequency band. The bands are allocated by the International Telecommunication Union. Sources in … Read more IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?

As India looks to replace its ageing Soviet-era lightweight combat aircraft fleet, two players have emerged as possible contenders, American defence major Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 70 and Swedish defence major Saab’s Gripen E fighter aircraft. Indian Air Force (IAF) has requirement of over 400 fighter aircraft, which is far higher than the 126 aircraft that … Read more F-16 vs Gripen: Which combat jet will rule supreme in Indian fighter dogfight?

Indian Air Force To Double Garud Commando Force Units

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to double the number of commandos and induct 50 plus units consisting of 40 men each in the force. The Indian Air Force will also provide new weapons and sensors for additional training. This decision by the IAF comes in the wake of several terror attacks on Army … Read more Indian Air Force To Double Garud Commando Force Units

Which fighter aircraft for Indian skies? Ageing fleets crying for replacement

The dogfight for picking the Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) for the security of the Indian skies is beginning anew, this time for a much larger number than the 2007 figure of 189 asked by the Indian Air Force (IAF) — an estimated 400 for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and 60 for the Indian … Read more Which fighter aircraft for Indian skies? Ageing fleets crying for replacement

India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft

Indian state-owned military aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has floated global bids to procure around 100 state-of-the-art active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems for an improved variant of the HAL Mark-I Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), dubbed Tejas Mark-IA, according to local media reports. “The tender in the form of Expression of Interest (EoI) … Read more India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft

Let her fly, let her be airborne all the time, says Supreme Court on woman IAF officer

Giving wings to Wing Commander Sandeep Kaur’s endeavour to get Permanent Commission in the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Supreme Court has asked the service to consider her demand. The IAF at present does not give Permanent Commission to women officers, who joined the service on Short Service Commission. Following the Delhi High Court order, Kaur … Read more Let her fly, let her be airborne all the time, says Supreme Court on woman IAF officer

Major Roadblock hits India’s Ambitious Project for making Air Force One for Prime Minister’s Foreign Travel

An ambitious project of creating a dedicated fleet of aircraft for the Prime Minister’s foreign travel has hit rough weather. Last year, the government had proposed to take away two Boeing-777s from Air India’s fleet to be dedicated for the PM’s use abroad, on the lines of the US President’s Air Force One. Air India … Read more Major Roadblock hits India’s Ambitious Project for making Air Force One for Prime Minister’s Foreign Travel

IAF to buy last US C-17 aircraft left

Unable to process its request in time to buy three C-17 Globemaster heavylift transport aircraft from the US, the Air Force is now moving a proposal to buy the only remaining aircraft in the American inventory for over Rs 2,500 crore before the Defence Ministry. Originally, the Air Force wanted to buy three C-17 planes … Read more IAF to buy last US C-17 aircraft left

Four IAF officers complete Fighter Controllers’ course

An impressive graduation ceremony was held at Air Force Station Memaura on December 11 to mark the culmination of 154th Fighter Controllers’ Course. Flying Officer Himanshu Wadhwani was adjudged ‘Best in Overall Performance’. The valedictory function was presided over by Air Marshal MK Malik, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration. Air Marshal MK Malik is an accomplished Fighter … Read more Four IAF officers complete Fighter Controllers’ course

India saves Rs 470 crore in Hercules transport aircraft deal with US

The Defence Ministry has been able to make a valuable saving of almost $69 million (470 crore) in the deal for acquiring six C-130JSuper Hercules transport aircraft from the US. The savings have come, courtesy the procedures involved in government to government deals between India and America. THE DEAL India had signed the rupees 4,000 … Read more India saves Rs 470 crore in Hercules transport aircraft deal with US

Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

After a delay, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) would help in enhancing Indian Air Force’s capability to snoop and detect activities of Pakistani and Chinese air force as it is planning to induct the indigenously-developed snooping plane later this month. “The plan is to induct the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft … Read more Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

Air Force’s Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III Aircraft Gets Operation Clearance

In a significant milestone for the country’s military aviation sector, the upgraded Jaguar DARIN III twin-seat aircraft has received Initial Operation Clearance (IOC). Deputy Chief of IAF, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who flew the aircraft at HAL airport in Bengaluru recently, announced the satisfactory completion of IOC. Test Pilot of Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment, … Read more Air Force’s Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III Aircraft Gets Operation Clearance

Mirage 2000 of IAF lands on a Highway in Uttar Pradesh

An Indian Air Force (IAF) jet practised landing on a highway in Uttar Pradesh today as part of a plan for emergencies when military air fields are not available. Visuals from the highway between Lucknow and Agra showed scores of bystanders taking mobile phone videos as a jet flashed past them, barely skimming the road … Read more Mirage 2000 of IAF lands on a Highway in Uttar Pradesh