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 & Commandos

Uniform of Para Commando

Before we discuss combat uniform worn by Indian SF, let us discuss a bit about Special Forces or popularly known as commandos. 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 … 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

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

Badges worn in Indian Air Force by Aircrew and Ground Staff

IAF badges

Aircrew badges commonly known as WINGS  are worn by Indian Air Force’s Officers and Airmen crew on their uniforms is the symbol of Qualification to the personnel who serves as a crew member on board Aircraft. They are the symbol of their expertise in that particular field.Normally the aircrew badges are worn on the left … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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