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Air Chief Marshal Idris Hassan Latif

ACM Idris Hassan Latif — WWII veteran who chose India over Pakistan and went on to head IAF

Latif led the first fly-past over New Delhi after India became a republic in 1950. He was instrumental in procuring Jaguar, MiG-23 & MiG-25 aircraft for the IAF.

India gets modern Rafale, but is only major air force to fly these 6 outdated aircraft

From Soviet-era MiGs to British Avro transporters and French-origin Chetak/Cheetah helicopters, these 6 IAF aircraft need to be phased out soon.
IAF's Jaguar aircraft | Commons

IAF set to shelve Jaguar engine upgrade, could buy more Su-30 MKIs instead

Jaguar engines have seen a 15-30% reduction in thrust, and the cost of the upgrade is too high. One Sukhoi can perform the same role as two Jaguars.
Image of a French Jaguar | Flickr

To keep IAF flying, India will pull aircraft from French graveyard

India is the only air force in the world still flying the Jaguar aircraft, and will now ‘cannibalise’ retired aircraft for spare parts.
File photo of an IAF aircraft | Commons

The Indian Air Force is losing fighter jets faster than they can be bought

Twenty-nine accidents involving IAF aircraft were reported between 2014 and July 2017. Nine pilots died in the accidents. 

On Camera

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.