Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: IAF

It’s a myth IAF wasn’t used in 1962 War. Helicopter and transport fleets were deeply involved

On the 60th anniversary of the 1962 War, let's commemorate the stupendous effort of the IAF’s transport aircraft fleet and the fledgling helicopter units who never got their due.

What IAF can learn from the failure of Russian Air Force in Ukraine

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

IAF gets respite from training nightmare with HTT-40 deal. Focus now on Intermediate Jet Trainer

The new aircraft will be part of first stage of IAF pilot training & will eventually replace Swiss-made Pilatus bought in 2012. HTT-40 boasts of about 55% indigenous content.

Our take on SC order on hijab, Russia attacks, Indian economy—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Minister resignation after Buddhist conversion event is AAP overreacting

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

New weapon systems branch—How Air Force’s branches expanded and evolved from RAF to IAF

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari's announcement of the creation of a new branch in the officer cadre is a much-needed reform and an important step in making the IAF future ready.

IAF’s new helicopter inducted but not fully equipped, no main arsenal or protection suite yet

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

Mirages, MiG 29s, Jaguars to be phased out by 2035, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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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...


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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.