India to train Vietnam Air Force in flying Sukhoi-30

In a further boost to its growing defence ties with Vietnam, India has agreed to train the southeast nation’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots. The agreement was reached during bilateral discussions between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Ngo Xuan Lich, here on Monday. MoU signed A programme for cooperation between the Air Forces … Read more India to train Vietnam Air Force in flying Sukhoi-30

6 Indian Air Force Jets Including Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI land on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

In a first for any Road launch, Six fighter jets of the Indian Air force (IAF) landed on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which has been thrown open to the public on Monday.  3Sukhoi jets and 3 Mirage 2000s took part in the exercise. Last week, an IAF jet was seen practicing landing on a 3.2 km stretch, exclusively marked for … Read more 6 Indian Air Force Jets Including Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI land on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Frontline Fighter including Su-30MKI and Jaguar moved to Forward Areas in Punjab and Rajasthan

Even as Pakistan is flexing its muscles along the Indian border near Punjab, the Indian Air Force is maintaining “high operational tempo” by packing the western front with its lethal combat aircraft. IAF MOVING ASSETS TO BORDER AREAS Several units of the Su-30MKI, Jaguar deep penetration strike aircraft and other front-line planes have been moved … Read more Frontline Fighter including Su-30MKI and Jaguar moved to Forward Areas in Punjab and Rajasthan

IAF probes officer’s suicide after Air Marshal ticked him off for Poor Shooting Skills

The air force has launched an investigation into the circumstances under which an officer shot himself in the head after being allegedly ticked off by a three-star air marshal for poor shooting skills last week. Wing Commander Rajesh Tiwari fared poorly during an impromptu test of firing skills conducted by Western Air Command chief Air … Read more IAF probes officer’s suicide after Air Marshal ticked him off for Poor Shooting Skills

Tribunal converts IAF pilot’s dismissal to release

More than three years after Flt Lt Ishan Sharan of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was dismissed from service for an affair with a fellow officer and wife of a senior pilot, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), Kolkata, found faults with the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry (CoI) and directed that his ‘dismissal from … Read more Tribunal converts IAF pilot’s dismissal to release

Military court slams Indian Air Force for dismissing a Su-30 Pilot after a female Officer committed suicide

The Indian Air Force has been accused of acting too harshly over the dismissal of fighter pilot after an “illicit” affair led to the suicide of a senior female officer. This landmark observation has been made by a military court while giving relief to a fighter pilot who was removed from service after the affair … Read more Military court slams Indian Air Force for dismissing a Su-30 Pilot after a female Officer committed suicide

Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

After India’s surgical strikes along the LoC, Moscow expressed concern “with aggravation of situation along the line of control” and called on “parties not to allow any escalation of tension”. This stood in sharp contrast to Russia’s reaction to the 2008 terror strikes, where it supported “resolute actions of the Indian government to cut short … Read more Why a Special Relationship with Russia matters for India

IAF holds Massive Combat Exercise TALON

Exercise TALON

First time after Pathankot Operations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is holding a massive exercise code named TALON across the northern and western borders with Pakistan and China. All frontline squadrons of fighter aircraft including those of the Su-30MKI would be on high alert from Kargil and Leh airbase in Ladakh to the Nal airbase … Read more IAF holds Massive Combat Exercise TALON

India and Russia to Jointly Set Up $300 Million Logistics Hub for Su30MKI

Super Sukhoi 30

India, with the help of Russia, plans to set up a logistics hub for its most lethal combat aircraft, the Su-30MKI, at the facilities of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in Bangalore. Sources from India’s Ministry of Defense said- “We are trying to ensure the maximum operational availability of Su-30MKI fighters at any given time. We … Read more India and Russia to Jointly Set Up $300 Million Logistics Hub for Su30MKI

Su-30 MKI lands at an Airfield in Arunachal Pradesh Just 100 Kms From China

Su-30 lands in Arunachal Pradesh

For the first time since the 1962 Chinese aggression, an Indian Air Force fighter jet landed at an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. The fighter jet, IAF Sukhoi-30, marked the inauguration of the renovated ALG in Pasighat – the state’s oldest town. Sukhoi-30 touched-down at 10:45 am on Friday,19 August. The inauguration was attended by … Read more Su-30 MKI lands at an Airfield in Arunachal Pradesh Just 100 Kms From China

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

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 Indian Air Force in Red Flag 2016

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 Sukhoi 30 MKI – The Backbone of Indian Air Force