Saturday, 1 April, 2023
TopicIndian Air Force

Topic: Indian Air Force

Dividing Indian Air Force would be regrettable. Balakot was demonstration of will and skill

The three armed Services must develop an approach of military management and warfighting in a cohesive manner, with a concern for each other. Rush for Theatre Command won't work.

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.

‘Great mistake’ or not? Why India decided against deploying Air Force in 1962 war with China

Armed forces were hesitant about air support, but the strongest caution against it came from intelligence and diplomatic channels, including IB director and US ambassador.

Why the famed Russian Air Force failed in Ukraine and the vital lessons IAF can draw from it

Defeat of Russian air power in Ukraine raises hard questions for IAF. In the 1st of a 3-part series, ThePrint investigates lessons from Ukraine war for IAF’s equipment & doctrines.

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 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.

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

‘Who’s the paper tiger?’, a Dussehra special & unlikely comrade hoists ‘red’ flag

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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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.