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B S Dhanoa

Air Marshal R K S Bhadauria to take over as next Chief of Air Staff

Bhadauria has been awarded the PVSM, AVSM, VM, and has also been the Air Defense Commander.

19 Sep 2019 8:14 PM

Rajnath Singh to visit France in September to receive first Rafale jet

Top military brass of France as well as officials of Dassault, makers of Rafale, would also be present at handing over ceremony on Sep 20.

22 Aug 2019 8:18 AM

‘No one drives even cars that old’: Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa on MiG-21 fighter jets

The aircraft had been in service for decades because of the overhauling using Indian-made components.

20 Aug 2019 4:41 PM

Eastern Air Command Commanders' Conclave starts in Shillong

EAC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, EAC Air Marshal RD Mathur welcomed the IAF Chief and introduced the commanders to him.

16 Aug 2019 6:58 PM

Eastern Air Command Commanders' Conclave starts in Shillong

Addressing commanders on inaugural day, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa exhorted them to be in operational readiness to safeguard the skies.

16 Aug 2019 6:43 PM


If Kargil comes again, we are very well prepared: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa

He was then the Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron and was operating from Srinagar.

16 Jul 2019 9:03 PM

Air Force chief's squadron to be first Rafale combat aircraft unit

The first Rafale is expected to be handed over to the IAF in September 2019 but it would be required to undergo 1,500 hours of testing.

29 May 2019 4:18 PM

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa to head Chiefs of Staff Committee

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa will take over from Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is retiring on May 31.

29 May 2019 10:32 AM

'Rafale will be a gamechanger' says Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa

Dhanoa asserted that the Sukhoi-M30, Tejas and Rafale will soon arrive to replace the older aircraft which are in need of an upgrade.

27 May 2019 1:08 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


IAF pilot Varthaman wants to return to cockpit at the earliest

For the last two days, the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot has been undergoing medical treatment at a military hospital here.

04 Mar 2019 8:29 AM

Jaitley throws weight behind Air Force chief, castigates Congress

‘It is the Indian Air Force and its Chief who are the most competent persons to comment on it,’ FM Arun Jaitley, against remarks by Cong.

22 Dec 2018 1:15 PM

‘Stay out of Rafale debate’: P Chidambaram to Army, Air Force heads

Chidambaram was referring to Air Chief Marshal’s comments where he said, Rafale took a long time to come.

21 Dec 2018 3:46 PM

Air Chief Marshal hails SC's order, says IAF badly needs Rafale

‘Rafale is always a need for the Air Force.’ Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

20 Dec 2018 3:38 PM

IAF's first 3 women fighter pilots likely to fly MiG-21 Bison jets in November

The 3 women pilots, Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh are set to script history by flying military jets.

08 Oct 2017 3:41 PM


No new developments at Doklam, status quo prevails: MEA

MEA stated that there has been no new developments at the standoff site and its vicinity since August 28 disengagement.

06 Oct 2017 9:12 PM

Surgical strikes: Nobody should expect restraint from us, Pak warns India

Pakistan foreign minister said his country wants to live in peace and harmony with its neighbours.

06 Oct 2017 11:40 AM

China hasn't fully withdrawn its troops from Doklam's Chumbi valley: IAF Chief

Air Force Chief said IAF is prepared to fight at short notice in full synergy with other two sister services, should the need arise.

05 Oct 2017 1:45 PM