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 He superseded two seniormost Lt Generals, Praveen Bakshi and PM Hariz as the 26th Army Chief of India.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

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

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

Dhanoa Transformed concepts of IAF’s Air Operations

It was the air force chief designate Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who developed the country’s aerial targeting philosophy against potential adversaries and transformed the concepts of air operations of the Indian Air Force to contemporary war fighting practices. Announcing that Air Marshal Dhanoa will be the new chief, two days after his appointment was … Read more Dhanoa Transformed concepts of IAF’s Air Operations

Indian Air Force okay with demonetisation, says Chief Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday backed the Centre’s move to demonetise, saying the armed forces have accepted the decision. “The armed forces are okay with the decision that has been taken,” said Air Chief Marshal Saha, in a press conference held at a guns factory in Kashipur. He also highlighted their role in … Read more Indian Air Force okay with demonetisation, says Chief Raha

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 2 Indian Air Force units to receive prestigious Presidential Standard

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

Indian Air Force Will induct Indigenous HTT 40 trainers in Large Numbers

Indian Air Force will induct indigenous HTT 40 basic trainers in “large numbers”, which will boost the capability although it was earlier keen for a Swiss aircraft. The country was looking at having a fighter aircraft under ‘Make in India’ initiative which will be a “big ticket project”, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Raha said … Read more Indian Air Force Will induct Indigenous HTT 40 trainers in Large Numbers

PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir) would have been India’s had the country gone for a military solution : Air Force Chief Arup Raha

Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said that PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir) would have been India’s, had the country gone for a military solution rather than taking a “moral high ground”. In unusually candid remarks, the Air Force chief termed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as a “thorn in our flesh” and said India did not follow a “pragmatic approach” … Read more PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir) would have been India’s had the country gone for a military solution : Air Force Chief Arup Raha