A Flight Cadet’s Life at AIR FORCE ACADEMY HYDERABAD

Air Force Academy (AFA) is an Officers Training Academy of the Indian Air Force which trains pilots, ground duty and technical officers of IAF. The training at this academy is designed to foster the spirit of camaraderie and promote healthy interaction among officers of every branch. The academy aims to cultivate honour and integrity in … Read more

Here are things you find only in Defence Aspirants that separates them from Other Students

For a Defense Aspirant, everything revolves around the military. When most students of their age think about their hairstyle or their makeup, a defence aspirant thinks about Uniform.They sleep, eat, drink and even breath imagining how their life would be in coming years serving in Indian Armed Forces. They are a bunch of highly motivated youth who just … Read more

What is it like to be part of Indian Special Forces (PARA, MARCOS, Garud)?

Garud Aero India 2017

Being in Special Forces is an adventure of a lifetime. It means you are better than most of the men your age who are walking the world. Special Forces soldiers are grouped for unconventional warfare, the only unit in the military specifically designed to fight the type of counter-insurgency operations that is the need of … Read more

10 Reasons Why A Fauji Kid Is A Better Traveller Than You

For a fauji kid, travelling is a habit. A yearning. After living in more places than we can count on our fingers, changing more schools than the number of grades and packing and unpacking our ‘trunks’ a hundred times over, we become default travelers. Our lifestyle so far has set the ball rolling on our desire … Read more

Combat Uniform worn by Indian Special Forces will surely Send Chill Down your Spine

Uniform of Para Commando

Special Forces may sound cool but In Reality, they are an Elite Breed of Crazy men who just want to do things right. If they are given a task, they damn sure will do anything and everything to accomplish it. These Men are Trained to do things that you may find impossible and know stuff … Read more

13 Tips to Clear CDS Exam in One Go

13 Tips to Clear CDSE in First Attempt

Combined Defence Services Exam is a Written Exam conducted by UPSC Twice Every Year generally in the month of February and December.Through CDSE, One can Join Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy or Air Force Academy. Only Unmarried Graduates are eligible to apply for CDS Exams. Candidates with B.Sc in Physics and … Read more

Here are 20 Best Tips to help you Crack SSB in First Attempt

20Tips to clear SSB

SSB or Services  Selection Board is a Selection Process which every candidate has to Clear in order to Join Indian Armed Forces. It is a Personality and Intelligence Interview spread over a period of 5-6 days where the candidates are tested for their aptitude, potential and capability to serve Indian Armed Forces be it Army, … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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