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Representational image | An employee stacks protective face masks on the personal protective equipment (PPE) production line | Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg

IAF transports around 25 tonnes of medical supplies for Covid-19 in 3 days

A statement issued by IAF stated that several quarantine facilities created at various IAF bases across the country continue in a state of readiness.
A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.
An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

This is how the Indian military is trying to prevent COVID-19 from entering its bases

The Army, Navy and Air Force are putting in place separate measures after the Indian military’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Leh.
File photo of a Rafale fighter aircraft | PTI

Rafale production halts in France due to COVID-19, jets’ delivery to India could be delayed

If the production facility in France remains shut beyond 31 March, the delivery schedule of Rafale fighter jets to India could get impacted.
File photo of Indian Army personnel | PTI

Indian military bans all non-essential foreign travel amid coronavirus pandemic

While the Indian Air Force has a limited team abroad currently, the Navy has several personnel out in the international waters.
INS Tunir at the Karanja naval station in Mumbai | Facebook: Indian Navy

Private vessel hits jetty at naval station Karanja that houses major armament depot

The private vessel drifted and collided with the jetty at Indian Naval Station Karanja, which houses INS Tunir — one of the biggest armament depots of the Indian Navy.
Representational image of Mirage 2000 fighter jets, which IAF deployed for the Balakot air strikes

Why an IAF Air Marshal and his wife fought just before Balakot air strike

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side

A year on, IAF hero Abhinandan is training for another Balakot and training young pilots

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, now posted in the western sector, is due for promotion and command position next year.
File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

This is what IAF will do to ensure Balakot-style op isn’t questioned again

The IAF has rewritten firing protocols for air-to-surface Israeli missile Crystal Maze, which gives live feed of hitting the target.
An Indian national who reached Delhi from Wuhan at the quarantine center set up by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), at Chhawla on 2 February

China delaying approval for IAF to carry relief material, bring Indians from Wuhan: India

India was to send a C-17 military transport aircraft to Wuhan, carrying a large consignment of medical supplies and bring back more Indians.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.