Indian Air Force

IAF's depleting squadron strength: A major cause of concern

The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s is staring at an acute shortage of fighter aircrafts. The IAF ideally needs 42 squadrons to effectively deal with a …


Applying for government job? May have to first serve 5 yrs in Army: Facts to know

In case you are applying for a government job either with the state or the central government, take note. Irrespective of your job profile, you might …


Bhawana Kanth becomes India's second woman fighter pilot to fly solo in MiG-21

After Avani Chaturvedi, flying officer Bhawana Kanth became second woman pilot to fly a figher jet solo. Kanth flew MiG 21 Bison aircraft from Ambala …


Pouring a bucket of ice cold water over the whole 'Rafale scam exposed' fiasco

Share Email<p>In late 2017 we had penned a rebuttal to the claims regarding the 2016 Rafale deal that had emerged during a particularly heated state …


A good defensive play

While its dominance is a positive, tepid outlays and possible increase in competition are risks


HAL gearing up to make 16 Tejas LCA a year, says CFO

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is enhancing its capacities to make improved versions of light combat aircraft (LCA), also known as Tejas, …


Indian Air Force not keen on stealth fighter with Russia

A multibillion dollar programme to develop and produce a stealth fighter with Russia appears to be in peril, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) against …


Union government keen on reviving PSEs: Nirmala

The Centre is keen on reviving, not selling, public sector enterprises (PSEs), Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a gathering of industrialists …


Indian Army's Primary Task is Fighting Wars, Not Winning Counter-Insurgency Battles

Two narratives are being played out by the army. The first involves the army chief General Bipin Rawat and his vice-chief Lt Gen. Sarath Chand, who …


Students motivated to make their career in defense sector

Hack:<p>Top ranking officials of three wings of defense services on Friday sought to motivate the students to make their career in defense sector<br>• P Venu …

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Theni: Toll from forest fire rises to 14, case filed against trekking club owner

Between 35 to 40 trekkers were caught in the fire at Kurangani forest on Sunday.<p>The toll from the forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district rose to …

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HAL to deliver three Tejas planes by month-end

Plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said it plans to deliver three more light combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of …


IAF holds disaster relief exercise

Several people had their eyes fixed on the sky as the Indian Air Force (IAF) demonstrated their disaster relief capabilities on the Shanghumughom …


India eyeing Boeing’s Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

The defence ministry plans to within weeks issue a request for information (RFI), the first stage of a procurement process, for a fighter to be built …


PM Modi to inaugurate Indian Science Congress in Manipur tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Express file photo)<p>All preparations have been made for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Manipur tomorrow …


IAF Commits To Inducting 123 Tejas Mark-1A Fighters, 201 Mark-II Jets Given Conditions Are Met

The IAF is down to just 31 squadrons of the 42 it needs to effectively take on the threat from China and Pakistan.


Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, March 15, 2018

Volume 263, Issue 51Publication Info Cover Date: Thu, 2018-03-15 Volume: 263 Number: 51


India’s Largest Military Transport Aircraft C-17 Lands Near China

<b>Video Editor:</b> Ashutosh Bhardwaj<p>C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a historic landing at Tuting Advanced …


U.S. Pacific Command Boss Mentions Potential Sale Of F-35 To India

It would be the first official statement regarding the U.S. potentially selling F-35s to India.<p>Andy Wolfe—Lockheed Martin<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …


Negative defence budgets in ‘actual terms’ are hollowing out India’s armed forces - Firstpost

Presenting its forty-first report to Parliament on 13 March, 2018, the Major General BC Khanduri-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence …


QBullet: BJP Bastion Falls in UP Bypolls; RIP Stephen Hawking

1. In UP Bypolls, Cycle-Riding Elephant Crushes Yogi’s Gorakhpur Fort<p>Ending the BJP’s 29-year rule in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, the Samajwadi …


Theni forest fire nothing short of man-made disaster; multitude of human errors likely behind tragedy that killed nine trekkers - Firstpost

The tragedy that struck the forests of Theni in the southern district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, which took 11 young lives, leaving a few more battling …


Five defence personnel prosecuted for leaking sensitive info in last three years: Govt

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said two Army personnel were punished by the Army in 2017 for alleged involvement in espionage. In the …


34 flights likely to operate from Chandigarh airport this summer

IndiGo’s morning flight to Delhi (6E455) will remain cancelled on Wednesday.<p>A total of 34 flights are likely to operate from Chandigarh International …


Theni forest fire: After Ockhi, Indian Air Force proves its prowess yet again in Tamil Nadu

IAF uses helicopters, medical team and a ground operation unit to bring back stranded trekkers.


Death of 10 trekkers in massive Tamil Nadu forest fire raises serious questions about safety

If the trek in Kurangani forest reserve did not have the forest department’s permission, why was it allowed?<p>On Monday evening, the family of …


Ten trekkers dead, 14 injured in Tamil Nadu forest fire

Ten trekkers have died and 14 seriously injured in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills here in Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday. Chief …


Defence budget: Indian Army expresses frustration over inadequate fund allocation

The Army’s frustrations over inadequate allocations of funds in the defence budget figured in a report of the Standing Committee on Defence which was …


Rafale Deal: New Details Emerge About Four Billion Euro Make In India And Offsets Plan

Snapshot<p>The Narendra Modi government has come out with more information about the Rafale deal.<p>It also clears the air on allegations over whether …


HAL fixes IPO price at ₹1,215-₹1,240

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., a Navratna Public Sector Undertaking, will open its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on March 16, 2018, at a price band of …

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