Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicIndian Air Force (IAF)

Topic: Indian Air Force (IAF)

Make in India for the world, says Modi as foundation stone for C-295 plant is laid in Gujarat

Forty of 56 C-295 aircraft will be manufactured at TATA consortium facility in Gujarat's Vadodara, the last of which will be rolled out by 2031.

Centre gives nod to development of indigenous LCA Mark 2 fighter aircraft project

LCA Mark 2 fighter aircraft will be a replacement for Mirage 2000, Jaguar & MiG-29 combat aircraft in the Indian Air Force. DRDO will be developing the aircraft with a GE-414 engine.

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.

IAF chief against Air Defence Command without offensive abilities, calls it ‘ineffective’

Speaking at Centre for Joint Warfare Studies seminar, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said air power characteristics which give planner freedom to swing roles must be capitalised on.

Why Russian strikes on Ukraine’s defence industry sites are worrying Indian Navy & IAF

Navy is heavily dependent on Ukraine for gas turbine engines, while IAF runs Antonov An-32. Spare parts are stocked, but supply from Ukraine may be affected later.

Missile accidentally fired ‘during inspection’ at secret IAF base, Pakistan ‘didn’t track’

It’s understood that missile was following correct trajectory, didn’t veer off course, contrary to Pakistani claims, and wasn’t part of an actual firing test.

All about Mi-17V5, the helicopter that crashed with Gen. Bipin Rawat & 13 others on board

Mi-17V5 is part of the Russian Mi-17 series, which can fly at high altitudes in complex weather conditions, be it in tropical and maritime climates or even in desert conditions.

Prompt actions in Ladakh last year were testament to IAF’s combat readiness: Air chief

On 89th Air Force Day Friday, the Chief of Air Staff V R Chaudhary also said that IAF must demonstrate to the nation that external forces will not be allowed to violate its territory.

Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel

Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons will be upgraded to undertake specialised and longer surveillance missions & precision strikes.

IAF inducts second squadron of Rafale aircraft at Hasimara airbase

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said induction of the Rafale jets at Hasimara was carefully planned, keeping in mind the importance of strengthening IAF’s capability in eastern sector.

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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...

Defence

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.