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Air Force

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | IAF’s big challenge: Building world-class fighters in India

For India the stratospheric expenditure to buy fighters was a major financial challenge, forcing it to be a parsimonious pacifist.

08 Oct 2022 1:50 AM

PM Modi hits out at critics of Central Vista project

The Prime Minister pointed out that while these hutments occupied an area of 62 acres, the new offices have come up in just 13 acres

17 Sep 2021 2:30 AM

IAF erupts as Chief of Defence Staff calls it Army's 'supporting' force

Chief of the Air Staff, R.K.S. Bhadauria, countered this, saying the IAf is not just a supporting arm but has a wider role

03 Jul 2021 7:10 AM

Four Indian cosmonauts resume Gaganyaan training in Russia after Covid19 scare

Four Indian Air Force fighter pilots are currently under training in Moscow, and are likely to be potential candidates for Gaganyaan project

23 May 2020 4:02 PM

2 killed in shooting at US military base in Hawaii's Pearl Harbour

Hawaii News Now said civilians were among the gunshot victims.

05 Dec 2019 8:40 AM


Shooting down of Air Force chopper in February was case of ‘mistaken fratricide’: Centre

Last month, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria described the incident as a 'big mistake'.

21 Nov 2019 10:02 AM

CDS choice: Govt might look at field commanders

Incumbent Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, who retires on December 30, will turn 62 on March 16, 2020.

12 Nov 2019 3:43 AM

Major shift in govt's way of handling terrorism: IAF chief on Balakot

The Air Chief said Pulwama attack is a stark reminder of the persistent threat to defence installations.

08 Oct 2019 10:26 AM

From exclusive to inclusive

LMIFW SS’20 embraces inclusivity as modelling surpasses the barriers of skin colour or age in becoming a model.

01 Oct 2019 12:00 AM

Meme Invasion

In fact, these hilarious pictorials are even making it to the infamous ‘family’ WhatsApp groups.

22 Sep 2019 1:23 AM


1,050 passengers stranded on train rescued after 17 hours

The Maharashtra government had requested defence officials to arrange airlift of the stranded passengers.

28 Jul 2019 4:38 AM

In first 50 days, Modi govt spent Rs 8,500 crore on defence deals

The ministry sources said some of the projects were initiated before the 2019 elections have been concluded after the government was formed.

23 Jul 2019 6:29 PM

Welcome to The Twilight Zone

A highly-classified United States Air Force facility called Area 51 has been the subject of alien conspiracy theories for decades.

21 Jul 2019 2:44 AM

Bharat Forge JV firm bags order worth USD 100 mn from Israel defence firm

KRAS is expected to ramp up its employee strength to 300 technical experts by 2023.

11 Jul 2019 3:22 PM

No proof of sexual misconduct by Trump's top Air Force General nominee, says official

The nomination of Air Force General John Hyten, the outgoing head of the US military's Strategic Command, remains on track, Pentagon said.

11 Jul 2019 1:33 PM


IAF Mi-17 crash: Probe in final stage, 2 officers likely to face court martial

Six IAF personnel on board and a civilian on the ground had lost their lives in the crash.

09 Jun 2019 6:36 PM

'Fani' fury weakens, heavy rainfall predicted in Odisha, AP, Bengal, northeast: MHA

Cyclone 'Fani' is being monitored by the home ministry at the highest level round the clock.

03 May 2019 4:25 PM

Pakistan won't come near border, LoC after Rafale jets arrive: IAF chief Dhanoa

IAF Chief B S Dhanoa on Monday said that Rafale jets will the best combat aircraft in the Indian sub-continent.

25 Mar 2019 1:46 PM

'Chowkidar' is pure, will become PM for sure: Rajnath Singh

Singh’s remark comes after Rahul Gandhi continued his 'chowkidar chor hai' barb, in a veiled reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

12 Feb 2019 10:45 AM

Air Force Chief backs government over Rafale deal

At present the Air Force has 31 squadrons of fighter jets against the sanctioned strength of 42 squadrons.

13 Sep 2018 2:47 AM