Tag: Indian Air Force

Modi government clears procurement of 56 transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: In a major decision, the Narendra Modi government-led Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to replace its ageing Avro planes which were first inducted around 60 years ago. Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in a flyaway condition by […]

Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Air India One flight

NEW DELHI: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday boarded the Air India One — B777 aircraft — on its inaugural flight to Chennai. “The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind boarded the Air India One – B777 aircraft for inaugural flight to Chennai today (November 24, 2020). He is visiting Tirupati, Andhra […]

5 Rafale jets arrive in India in a boost to IAF’s combat capability

AMBALA: India on Wednesday received its first batch of new multirole combat fighter aircraft in nearly two decades with the arrival of five Rafale jets, giving the country’s air power a strategic edge in the midst of a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh. The aircraft, having an undisputed track record and considered […]

Boeing completes Helicopter deliveries to the Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook […]

Shooting down chopper on Feb 27 was ‘big mistake’, action against officers: IAF chief

NEW DELHI: Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a “big mistake” the Indian Air Force (IAF) shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces were engaged in a dogfight, and said disciplinary action is being taken against officers held responsible for the incident. A surface-to-air […]

Indian Air Force ‘accepts’ Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday. The jet will be formally handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for induction into the IAF when he visits France on the occasion of Dussehra on […]

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