Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicAir Force Day

Topic: Air Force Day

New IAF chief looks beyond 36 additional Rafale jets, wants 114 multi role fighter aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari also said first unit of S-400 air defence system would be delivered this year but it doesn’t mean force can cut down on fighter requirement.

Why the IAF’s peacetime operations are bigger than any other country

The IAF pilots brave icing conditions, extremely low temperatures and mountain waves that can even break the aircraft mid-air.

Balakot showed major shift in govt approach to terrorists, says new IAF chief Bhadauria

In his Air Force Day message, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that the strikes reflected the Air Force's capability and the Centre's commitment against terror.

In pictures: With Sukhoi, Tejas, Chinook on display, IAF marks 87th Air Force Day

Air Chief Marshal AKS Bhauduria presided over his first Air Force Day as IAF chief, which had other service chiefs in attendance. Sachin Tendulkar, an honourary group captain, was also present.

Two IAF squadrons awarded citations on Air Force Day for role in Balakot airstrike 

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria decorated the 51 Squadron and the 9 Squadron for their role in the air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February this year.

Air Chief Dhanoa criticises HAL, backs Rafale purchase as ‘gamechanger’

Amid row over Reliance Defence as Dassault's offset partner for Rafale, Air Chief says neither govt nor IAF has anything to do with such selections.

Indian Air Force wants to buy second lot of S-400 missile systems from Russia

Given length of India’s borders and two long coastlines, more S-400s are required, top IAF officer says.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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