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A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal

Hina Jaiswal becomes IAF’s first woman flight engineer

Jaiswal had earlier served as the chief of firing team and battery commander in a frontline surface-to-air missile squadron.
Pilatus PC 7 MkII trainers

CAG report pokes holes in UPA-era deal for Pilatus trainer aircraft for IAF

The controversial Rs 2,895.63 crore deal for 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft is already under the scanner of the CBI.
An Mi-26 helicopter airlifting a Chinook helicopter

IAF favoured Boeing for new helicopters, revised parameters 5 times: CAG

CAG notes Boeing's Chinook has lesser load capacity and carries fewer troops as compared to Russian Mi-26. Report says Mi-26 too does not meet all criteria.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

NDA Rafale deal cheaper by 2.86% but price could have been cut further: CAG report

IAF didn't want six India-specific enhancements that the Defence Ministry insisted on, the report says.
Indian Air Force

Russia to the rescue of IAF, offers 21 MiG-29s to boost strength

Russians will upgrade the legacy aircraft to the standard that India wants, say IAF sources. India currently has three squadrons of MiG-29.
Rafale jet on a runway at Aero India | Commons

BJP’s Rafale & Congress’ AgustaWestland deals took different routes to same end – scandal

Both AgustaWestland & Rafale are caught in controversies but have very little in common when it comes to the process of procurement.
Mirage 2000 air crash

This is what happened in the seconds before the Mirage 2000 crashed

Footage from Mirage 2000 crash hints at a possible mechanical issue. IAF studying video obtained from Air Traffic Control in Bengaluru.
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.
Image of a Rafale aircraft

Nobody flagged any objections before me, says IAF officer who led Rafale negotiations

Reacting to a news report about MoD officials raising objections to the Rafale deal, former IAF deputy chief S.B.P. Sinha says he’s heard about this only now.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.