Ray of hope for family of airman Raghuvir Verma of the missing IAF AN-32 transport plane as family claims his mobile phone is active and found ringing

A ray of hope for the aggrieved families of the missing AN-32 passengers as the kin of airman Raghuvir Verma claimed that they were able to ring him on his mobile number.Verma was onboard the ill-fated AN-32 which disappeared over the Bay of Bengal.The Airmans’s phone was still active even five days after the supposed … Read more

Missing IAF AN-32 Plane did not even have Basic Search Equipment to locate it in case of a Crash

An 32 IAF

When an Air Force transport plane, an AN-32, took off from Chennai 18 days ago on a flight to Port Blair, it was not carrying essential equipment that would have helped locate it in the event of a crash at sea. We have learned that the black box of the Indian Air Force An-32, which … Read more

Three squadrons of Sukhoi-30 MKI with BrahMos missiles may join ranks in early 2017

Su 30 MKI with bramhos

Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighters integrated with Russian-Indian BrahMos cruise missiles are expected to go into service of the Indian Air Force in the first four months of 2017. Three squadrons of such aircraft are set to join the ranks of the Indian army, according to the source. “There are plans to deploy and … Read more

7 Misconceptions Regarding The Indian Air Force

As civilians, we have a different perspective of the services and how things are done there. However, the people working there have an entirely different and real perspective regarding the same. The reason being very simple, they are working there and seeing and facing the things every day. We are lucky to have a Technical … Read more

Do you know about these Badges worn by Aircrew and Ground Staff of Indian Air Force ?

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

How Exporting LCA-Tejas can be a reality

HAL Tejas

According to latest Indian media reports Srilanka and Egypt have expressed interest in acquiring indigenously developed Light Combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jet from India and Defence  Minister Manohar Parrikar too has shown his willingness to sell LCA-Tejas to friendly countries but major hurdles to LCA-Tejas export plans may come from Countries who have provided … Read more

Emergency runways planned on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

road runway

The state government, which is constructing a six-lane expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur, plans to develop three special stretches on the highway where aircraft can make emergency landings for rescue operations during a calamity or a major accident. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has asked its consultants to identify sections on the highway that … Read more

Delhi and Hanoi Get Serious About Vietnam acquiring BrahMos Cruise Missile

As India plans a more robust presence in the greater Asia-Pacific, it is in the process of enhancing its defense ties with Vietnam. India seems now ready to sell the supersonic BrahMos missile, a product of an Indo-Russian joint venture, to Vietnam after dilly dallying on Hanoi’s request for this sale since 2011. Though India’s … Read more

HAL must be modernized, if Tejas are to be saved: Admiral Arun Prakash

If the recent induction of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received a muted welcome from the IAF, there are very good reasons for it. While the nation and the defence-industrial complex may celebrate a milestone in military indigenisation, the service, charged with the defence of our skies, has much more to worry … Read more

Prithvi Missiles to be retired ; to be replaced with Agni Missile Series

Missile Man and former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s dream project Prithvi will now be replaced by Agni series and other missiles. Prithvi, India’s first indigenous ballistic missile, has served more than its intended use and will now be phased out. The new Agni series will include Agni-1 (700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-3 (3,000 km), … Read more

SAAW: India’s First Fully Indigenized Anti-Airfield Weapon

India has actually taken a lead in the development and testing of its ‘First Fully Indigenised’ Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW). Highly placed sources in the Union ministry of defence shared exclusively that the SAAW was successfully test launched from a Jaguar aircraft towards the fag end of first quarter of May by the Aircraft & … Read more

The First Responders of 26/11 – MARCOS

Eight years ago, ten heavily armed terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) nearly set India and Pakistan on the brink of war. Using a stealthy, seaborne insertion tactic pioneered by Palestinian terrorists decades ago, the military-style assault on Mumbai achieved its initial objective: complete surprise. It was the world’s first hybrid terrorist attack — a deadly witches’ brew … Read more

Indian Air Force in Red Flag 2016

The Exercise Red Flag ‘battle‘ has begun in the Joint Pacific Range Complex over Alaska. Some of Indian Air Force’s best fighter pilots are squaring off with pilots from the US Air Force and other top guns from Japan, South Korea and Germany to test their capabilities in a dynamic warfare environment. Led by Group … Read more

An Insight on Uttarakhand Forest Fire

The scenic natural beauty of Uttarakhand may just have a short lifespan, as developers and industrial growth poke their ugly fingers at the smallest of towns and villages. A national emergency is being ignored even as a chain of massive forest fires – more than 398 reported cases till last count – have swept the … Read more

A new SUPER HUNTER Jet to be in Production in India

hawker hunter

In a move long anticipated by industry insiders, Indian’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced today that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will produce a radically modernized version of the 1950s-vintage Hawker Hunter jet fighter.   The original Hunter, a British design, first flew in 1951 and was widely exported. It proved popular with the Indian Air … Read more

Sukhoi 30 MKI – The Backbone of Indian Air Force

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI  :   NATO reporting name: Flanker-H Flanker-H is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russias Sukhoi and built under licence by Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter. Development of the variant started … Read more

Akash Ganga -Daredevils of the Indian Air Force

Skydiving has been described as the art of performing in the air, defying gravity, but of course, assisted by parachutes.It is a method of exiting an aircraft and returning to Earth with the aid of gravity, then slowing down during the last part of the descent by using a parachute. It may involve more or less … Read more

Reason behind different Salutes in the Indian Armed Forces?

A salute is a gesture of respect and trust among soldiers which encourages a pride in their ever-shining uniforms while at the same time elevates them in their own eyes by reminding them all of that is implied by the profession and its traditions of chivalry and courtesy. In the Armed forces, you must work … Read more

Iron Fist 2016 – An Awesome display of Firepower

Iron Fist 2016

Indian Air Force’s Biggest Air Fire Power show along with the show of strength Iron Fist 2016, will be organized on March 18 at Pokhran Test Range,Rajasthan. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parikar, including other cabinet ministers and foreign delegates are expected to attend the show. In this air show air … Read more