Modi Government decides to take help of Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport the newly-minted cash to the banks

Stepping up its efforts to augment currency notes supplies to bring relief to cash-starved citizens of the country, PM Narendra Modi government has decided to take the help of Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport the newly-minted cash to the banks, according to a report. Indications were there as the Finance Ministry today said there … Read more

An Indian Air Force pilot facing Court Martial for stealing the TV CONTROL in the Officers’ mess claims he is being severely tortured while in custody

A transport pilot in the Indian Air Force says that his life has been put in jeopardy because of a petty clash with his superiors. A total of 19 charges have been leveled against Flight Lieutenant Maan Pal Singh Godara. Godara is facing a General Court Martial at a missile base in Mumbai on charges ranging … Read more

Ground Threat for Indian Air Force Stations

The states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have a num ber of strategically important and operational Indian Air Force (IAF) airfields but construction activities around many of them have reached close to their boundary walls. Unmindful of the threat to such vital defence installations, a number of people have even been fighting legal battles to … Read more

IAF’s exhibition vehicle in Coimbatore from Monday

Indian Air Force’s Induction Publicity Exhibition Vehicle (IPEV) will be in the city for five days from November 7 to 11. According to a press release from the Air Force Administrative College, Indian Air Force has launched ‘Guardians of the Sky (GOTS)’- a student interactive road drive – to showcase various facets of Indian Air … Read more

2 Indian Air Force units to receive prestigious Presidential Standard

President of India and the supreme commander of armed forces, Pranab Mukherjee would be awarding the prestigious President’s Standard to 501SU (Signal unit) and 30 Squadron, during a grand ceremonial parade scheduled to be held at Air Force Station Ambala on November 10. The station commander of 501 Signal Unit, Group Captain Vineet Jindal and … Read more

Rolls-Royce paid Sudhir Choudhrie £10 million for India Hawk deal: BBC investigation

THE BBC reported on Monday that an investigation conducted by its Panorama team and The Guardian has found evidence that suggests Rolls-Royce made secret payments of around 10 million pounds to firms linked to arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie that may have helped the company win a major contract for engines on Hawk aircraft to India. … Read more

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more

India launches race to build fighter jet

India has kick-started a race to supply fighter jets for its air force in what could be among the world’s most lucrative military aerospace contracts, with international defence companies lining up to pitch for as much as $10bn worth of business. ompanies worldwide have received letters in the past few days from the Indian government … Read more

IAF’s plan to replace ailing MiG with ‘Make in India’ combat aircraft heading for trouble

An Indian Air Force plan to replace its MiG fighter fleet with a ‘Made in India’ combat aircraft is heading for trouble. As of now the choice is between two aircraft from Sweden and the US, both of which failed a comprehensive technical evaluation process in 2010. Plus, there are grumbles that other countries which … Read more

IAF picks 21 highway sections for landings in case of War or Natural Disaster

Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified 21 highway stretches across the country which can be used for aircraft operation during “operational contingencies” and natural disaster for rescue. Some of the stretches are close to the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Some of these also fall in border states of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, West … Read more

Indian Air Force Launches a New Video “A Cut Above” Encouraging Youths to Join IAF

To mark the occasion of its 84th anniversary, Indian Air Force, has launched a campaign, ‘A Cut Above’ that tries to bring forth the glory and bravado associated in the life of the Indian Air Force. The ad has been conceptualized and executed by Grey Group India. “The Indian Air Force is not an average … Read more

Indian Air Force would like to induct more Rafale fighter jets: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

The Indian Air Force (IAF) would like to induct more Rafale fighter planes, but any decision on this would be taken in the future depending on desirability, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday. “We would like to have more (Rafales) but it is a decision which will be taken in the near future, … Read more

Reliance Group forms Joint Venture with Dassault for Rafale Jets

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s ambitions in the defence equipment space received a fillip with the announcement of a joint venture, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, with French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation SA that is in line to benefit from a Rs24,500 crore seven-year offset deal. In September, India inked a deal to buy 36 … Read more

No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that India may get Rafale fighter aircraft from France earlier than the agreed-upon 36 months. “As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fast as … Read more

Rafale to give Indian Air Force combat edge over Pakistan’s F-16s

It’s finally jet, set and go for the IAF after an agonising wait of 16 years since it first demanded new multi-role fighters. India and France on Friday inked a 7.87 billion euro deal for 36 Rafale fighters, which with their state of the art 150-km range Meteor air-to-air missiles will have a clear combat … Read more

IAF’s Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor, World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile

As India and France get set to sign a Euro 7.87 billion contract for 36 French Rafale fighters, details are emerging on a previously undisclosed part of the deal, which will see India acquiring the Meteor, arguably the World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile . Sources tracking the final negotiations have confirmed that the IAF’s Rafales … Read more

Rafale deal almost in the bag

The eagerly awaited final clearance for the Indo-French Rafale deal could come any day now, with the price of the combat aircraft expected to be finally brought down from €11.6 billion to €7.8 billion. The protracted and tough negotiations in this deal will save crores of rupees from the Indian exchequer. Rafales are twin-engine medium … Read more

India not likely to set up Production line of F-16 – US Official

India is not likely to come to a resolution in ‘transfer of technology’ in the production of F16 and other fighter jets “for at least a year and a half”, a top Pentagon official has said. “Obviously technology transfer is something that India is really really hoping for — looking for so how much we’re … Read more

Brazilian Aerospace Major Embraer bribed and used middlemen to secure contracts for three Embraer Aircraft ordered by the DRDO for building an indigenous AWACS

India has asked an explanation from the Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer following media reports of an international investigation into the alleged payment of bribes to secure an aircraft deal in 2008. Embraer is alleged to have used bribes and involved middlemen to secure contracts in India and Saudi Arabia. In India’s case, the payoff was made … Read more

India Needs $233B in Next 11 Years To Buy Weapons & Equipment

India needs $233 billion to meet its weapons and equipment requirements in the next 11 years, according to the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) for 2012-2027, an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) source has revealed. However, there’s division over whether India will be able to meet the funding need. The list of the weapons and … Read more