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The 'Astra' beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile developed by DRDO | Photo: Commons

India working on next ‘Astra’ missile with 160 km range as Mk1 is integrated in IAF & Navy

The DRDO expects to complete the extension of range by May 2022. Astra is an indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he boards Air India One for Maldives in November 2018| PTI File Photo

IAF moves plea in High Court challenging CIC direction seeking details of PM’s foreign trips

The petition appeals against CIC direction to IAF to provide certified copies of Special Flight Returns-ll to an RTI application regarding the prime minister's foreign visits.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting with CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and other officials (for representation) | Photo: ANI

Leasing crucial military equipment easy way for govt but a tough choice for Indian forces

The forces see leasing as a win-win situation because they are able to get past the long procurement process that moves at a snail's pace.

There was ‘no pressure’ on us to release IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, says Pakistan

Pakistan claimed that there was 'no pressure' to release Varthaman, a day after Opposition leader said that FM Qureshi pleaded a meeting to release him fearing an attack from India.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria | Twitter: @IAF_MCC

ACM Bhadauria said we’re ready for two-front war with China-Pakistan, but there are deficits

Modern warfare is not just about boots on the ground. It encompasses new fighting capabilities that include cyber, psyops and space technologies among others.
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria addresses during the 88th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, 8 October, 2020 | Atul Yadav | PTI

IAF chief Bhadauria commends Air Force for ‘prompt response’ on Ladakh stand-off

Speaking on the occasion of Air Force Day, Bhadauria said IAF demonstrated its resolve, operational capability and the will to effectively engage the adversary.

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.
IAF's Rafale fighter jet enters Indian airspace for the first time | Photo: ANI

Decision to buy more Rafale aircraft or new fighter jets under consideration, IAF chief says

During his annual press conference, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria also announced that the 36 Rafale fighter jets will be operationalised completely by 2023.
File photo of an Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operating at a forward airbase near PoK and China border on Sep 25 | ANI Photo

US approves $90 million sale of spares, support for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to India

The proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security by helping to strengthen US-India strategic relationship, US Defence Security Cooperation Agency said.
Air Marshal Amit Dev | @IAF_MCC | Twitter

Air Marshal Amit Dev takes over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command

Defence spokesperson Ratnakar Singh said prior to his present appointment Air Marshal Dev was Air officer-in-charge of personnel at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan in Delhi.

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