Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicAir Force Day

Topic: Air Force Day

IAF chief announces creation of new weapon system branch

This is the first time since independence that a new operational branch has been created.

Air Force Day: Supersonic BRAHMOS – IAF’s unparalleled tactical asset

The acquisition of multi-role capability of platforms and equipment, along with multi-skill capability of its personnel has emboldened the IAF to steadfastly safeguard Indian skies.

New IAF chief looks beyond 36 additional Rafale jets, wants 114 multi role fighter aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari also said first unit of S-400 air defence system would be delivered this year but it doesn’t mean force can cut down on fighter requirement.

Why the IAF’s peacetime operations are bigger than any other country

The IAF pilots brave icing conditions, extremely low temperatures and mountain waves that can even break the aircraft mid-air.

Balakot showed major shift in govt approach to terrorists, says new IAF chief Bhadauria

In his Air Force Day message, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that the strikes reflected the Air Force's capability and the Centre's commitment against terror.

In pictures: With Sukhoi, Tejas, Chinook on display, IAF marks 87th Air Force Day

Air Chief Marshal AKS Bhauduria presided over his first Air Force Day as IAF chief, which had other service chiefs in attendance. Sachin Tendulkar, an honourary group captain, was also present.

Two IAF squadrons awarded citations on Air Force Day for role in Balakot airstrike 

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria decorated the 51 Squadron and the 9 Squadron for their role in the air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February this year.

Air Chief Dhanoa criticises HAL, backs Rafale purchase as ‘gamechanger’

Amid row over Reliance Defence as Dassault's offset partner for Rafale, Air Chief says neither govt nor IAF has anything to do with such selections.

Indian Air Force wants to buy second lot of S-400 missile systems from Russia

Given length of India’s borders and two long coastlines, more S-400s are required, top IAF officer says.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.