Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said the induction of 36 Rafale aircraft into the Indian Air Force would take place by 2022. The IAF is absolutely on target with respect to the Rafale induction plan, he said while responding to a reporters’ query on timeline for receiving the 36 […]

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IAF airlifting oxygen containers, essential medicines and other medical equipment in fight against Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) has swung into action by carrying out sorties from various parts of the country to airlift oxygen containers, cylinders, essential medicines, equipment required for setting up and sustaining COVID hospitals and facilities in the fight against fresh surge in COVID-19 cases. The IAF Transport aircraft and helicopters have been […]

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IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria set to visit to France next week

NEW DELHI: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria is scheduled to leave for France on Tuesday on a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with several senior French military officials and take stock of production and delivery timelines of some of the remaining Rafale jets. The Indian Air Force( (IAF) Chief […]

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IAF chief flies Su-30MKI fighter jet to witness its ‘capability enhancement’

NEW DELHI: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria Thursday flew a Su-30MKI fighter jet in Bengaluru to witness its “capability enhancement”, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said. “CAS (Chief of Air Staff) visited Bengaluru and interacted with test crew of Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) & software engineers of Software Development Institute,” it said on […]

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Indian Air Force ferries 381 stranded passengers from Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday airlifted 381 stranded people from Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh, an official said. While 197 passengers were airlifted from Srinagar to Leh in C-17 aircraft, another batch of 184 passengers were ferried from Jammu to Leh, Chief Coordinator, Kargil Courier Service, Aamir Ali, said. The IAF […]

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5 Rafale jets arrive in India in a boost to IAF’s combat capability

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday received its first batch of new multirole combat fighter aircraft in nearly two decades with the arrival of five Rafale jets, giving the country’s air power a strategic edge in the midst of a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh. The aircraft, having an undisputed track record and […]

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IAF to acquire 83 Tejas fighter jets for $5.4 billion from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has concluded a $5.46 billion (Rs 39,000 crore) deal with India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the cost of $65.78 million (Rs 469.5) crore per jet. “With the contract price now settled at Rs 39,000 crore, the procurement file is being […]

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IAF chief inducts Dornier aircraft into 41 Squadron

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria has formally inducted the light utility aircraft Dornier into the No. 41 ‘Otters’ Squadron, a statement issued by the Central Government said on Tuesday The aircraft was inducted on Monday during a ceremony at the Palam Air Force Station. The IAF in 2015 had signed a […]

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Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria flies sortie in India-made HTT-40 trainer aircraft

NEW DELHI: Showing strong support for indigenisation, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Thursday flew in the under development HTT-40 trainer aircraft. “ACM RKS Bhadauria, CAS flew HTT40, tested its flying capabilities for one hour. First serving Air Chief to fly in prototype as Chief of Air Force,” Hindustan […]

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