How to join Indian Air Force as a Pilot

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Becoming a Pilot in Indian Air Force is a great accomplishment and rightfully so. Indian Air Force is one of the largest Air Forces in the world with over 1,700+ Aircraft and over 1,30,000+ Personnel. Indian Air Force flies a wide range of Aircraft from Air Superiority Fighters like Su-30MKI to Ground Attack Aircraft capable … Read more How to join Indian Air Force as a Pilot

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

Indian Air Force operates special flight to Kargil

Indian Air Force is operating a special flight between Jammu and Kargil on request of Jammu and Kashmir government to facilitate passage of stranded people, a statement said. “On request of J&K government, the IAF is operating special courier between Jammu and Kargil to facilitate the people stranded due to closure of passes following heavy … Read more Indian Air Force operates special flight to Kargil

HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH: The Flight Cadet who Faced All Odds but Never Gave Up

Adapting to disability is perhaps one of the greatest triumphs of human evolution. Flight Cadet ‘HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH‘ is a living example of it. Not long ago, donning the IAF uniform was a mere flight of fancy for Flight Cadet Herojit Rajkumar Singh (nicknamed Hero, so apparent!) Hailing from the far reaches of our country, … Read more HEROJIT RAJKUMAR SINGH: The Flight Cadet who Faced All Odds but Never Gave Up

IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

The Prime Minister is entitled free travel on Indian Air Force planes for which no bills are raised, IAF said in a RTI response. Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra had sought information from the Prime Minister’s Office on the laid down procedure for clearing bills of IAF BBJ aircraft chartered flights for the Prime Minister’s foreign … Read more IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

Air Force Skydiver Injured After Hard Landing At Show In Gujarat

A skydiver in Air Force’s Aakash Ganga team suffered a sprain in his leg due to hard landing during an air show in Gandhinagar ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. “One skydiver of the IAF Aakash Ganga team at Swarnim Park, Gandhinagar, had a hard landing. The canopy collapsed at low level due to … Read more Air Force Skydiver Injured After Hard Landing At Show In Gujarat

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

Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

Lt General Bipin Rawat on Saturday took charge as the new Army Chief replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag. Lt Gen Rawat was the Vice Chief of Army Staff. He superseded two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and PM Hariz as the 26th Army Chief of India. Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also took charge as … Read more Bipin Rawat takes charge as Army Chief, Birender Singh becomes Air Force Chief

9 Women in Combat Roles in Indian Defence Forces whose stories will definitely Inspire You

With most of the combat positions being overwhelmingly male, women for a long part of the history were missing from the armed forces around the globe. There have been multitude of reasons mentioned for the lack of a decent ratio – women being physically weaker, psychologically more emotional or tactically less strategic but there have been no … Read more 9 Women in Combat Roles in Indian Defence Forces whose stories will definitely Inspire You

Indian Air force gets another forward landing ground in Arunachal

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting in the state’s Upper Siang District for Indian Air Force’s operations, an official said. The event took place in the presence of Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command (EAC) and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra … Read more Indian Air force gets another forward landing ground in Arunachal

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 more prepared after first setback at Pathankot terror attack, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday said the Pathankot terror attack earlier in January this year was the first setback, adding that they are now better prepared having learnt lessons from the same. “Pathankot was the first setback. We have learnt lessons and are better prepared now. The second setback … Read more Indian Air Force more prepared after first setback at Pathankot terror attack, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

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

Air Force Chief Arup Raha supports Govt decision on appointment of New Army Chief

As controversy brewed over the appointment of Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the next Army Chief, with opposition questioning as to why he was chosen over his seniors, TIMES NOW spoke to Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on the supersession row. In an exclusive interview, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said that once the government … Read more Air Force Chief Arup Raha supports Govt decision on appointment of New Army Chief

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