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COVID-19: IAF airlifts 9 cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai, Singapore

With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating with each passing day, the demand for medical oxygen has gone up manifold. The government is struggling to ensure the required flow of oxygen to states and the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been pushed to service to augment the supply of medical oxygen. In a positive development, the IAF...

India to airlift 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from Germany

The defence ministry has decided to import oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany, amid a shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country. Twenty-three mobile oxygen generation plants will be airlifted from Germany that will be deployed in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) hospitals catering to the...

India to buy 83 Tejas LCA for Air Force for Rs 48,000 cr

In a major boost for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre on Wednesday cleared the purchase of 73 Tejas LCA fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft at a cost of around Rs 48,000 crore. The approval came from the Cabinet Committee on Security which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Largest indigenous defence...

Army Captain drowns in Takhat Sagar Lake

An Army commando of the rank of Captain drowned during an army exercise in Jodhpur’s Takhat Sagar Lake on Thursday. Captain Ankit Gupta, who was one of the four persons involved in the commando training exercise, drowned in the incident. Four commandos of the 10 Para Special force (SF), as a part of para jumping...

Second batch of Rafale jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase from France

After the first batch of five Rafale fighter jets arrived in India on July 29, the second batch of three Rafale jets arrived at Gujarat’s Jamnagar airbase on Wednesday evening. Unlike the first batch that made a halt in the UAE before arriving in India, the second batch of the fighter jets flew non-stop from...

Pakistan returned Abhinandan fearing attack by India: Pak MP

A member of parliament in Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that the Imran Khan government had abruptly released IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman fearing an attack by India. Last February, the Indian Air Force pilot was captured by Pakistan after the ugly dogfight between Pakistani and Indian pilots. During a Parliament session, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader...

PM, President praise soldiers on 88th Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary on Thursday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the brave hearts of the force on the occasion. PM Modi, on the occasion of Air Force Day, said the courage, valour and dedication of the Indian Air Force to protect the country inspires everyone....

IAF raises objections for “negative portrayal” in Dharma Productions’ film

In what could add to the trouble of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to the censor board complaining against its “undue negative portrayal” in the movie “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl”. The film directed by Sharan Sharma stars Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar, Manav Vij and...

Defence ministry approves acquisition of 33 new fighter jets for IAF from Russia

The Defence Ministry on Thursday approved a proposal to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft including 12 Su-30MKIs and 21 MiG-29s along with upgradation of 59 MiG-29s at a cost of Rs 18,148 crore. “Addressing the long-felt need of the Indian Air Force to increase its fighter squadrons, the DAC also approved the proposal for procurement...

Six Rafale jets likely to arrive in India by July-end

India is likely to receive around six fully-loaded Rafale fighter aircraft by July-end fitted with the long-range Meteor air-to-air missiles, which is expected to boost the capabilities of the Indian Air Force. The Rafales along with the Meteor missiles can hit targets at more than 150 km strike range. “Depending upon the situation and the...

Tejaswi Rao becomes IAF’s first woman weapon system officer

Flying Officer Tejaswi Ranga Rao is the first woman to be selected to be a weapons systems officer in the Sukhoi-30 fleet – the Indian Air Force’s frontline air-dominance fighter aircraft. A weapon systems officer or a “wizzo” as commonly known in Air Force, is a flight officer directly involved in all air operations and...

IAF helicopter makes emergency landing on expressway in Haryana

An Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing on an expressway in Haryana after it developed a technical snag on Friday, officials said. There was no injury to anyone or damage to any property, they said. “A Cheetah helicopter was proceeding from Hindan to Halwara for a routine Air Force task. Approximately 14NM (nautical...