Airbus gets Rs 22,000 crore contract form Defence Ministry for 56 C-295 transport aircraft

NEW DELHI: India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet as India’s Defence Ministry inked a nearly Rs 22,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian […]

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Modi government clears procurement of 56 transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: In a major decision, the Narendra Modi government-led Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to replace its ageing Avro planes which were first inducted around 60 years ago. Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in a flyaway condition by […]

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Indian Air Force likely to operationalise second squadron of Rafale aircraft by July-end

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to operationalise its second squadron of the Rafale combat aircraft by the end of July and it will be based in Hasimara air base in West Bengal, officials said on Tuesday. The first squadron of the Rafale jets is stationed at Ambala Air Force station in […]

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Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new IAF Vice Chief

NEW DELHI: Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will be the new Vice Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, officials said on Wednesday. Air Marshal Chaudhari is currently serving as commander-in-chief of the IAF’s Western Air Command (WAC) that looks after the security of the country’s air space in the sensitive […]

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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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Narendra Modi reviews Covid-19 related operations by Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI:¬†Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria called on Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi today. He briefed the PM on the efforts being undertaken by IAF to help in the Cover-19 related situation. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria informed the Prime Minister that the IAF has ordered 24×7 readiness of the entire heavy lift fleet and […]

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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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Fourth batch of three Rafale fighter jets land in India: Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: The 4th batch of three IAF Rafales landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base France, informed the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday. “The 4th batch of three IAF #Rafales landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from #IstresAirBase France,” the IAF tweeted. “Rafales were refuelled in-flight […]

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