Friday, 19 August, 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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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