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Indian air force pilots walk away from their IL-76 medium cargo jet after landing

China ‘deploys’ S-400s, IAF has war gamed the scenario multiple times for air ops

India has also pushed in more air defence and radar systems in Ladakh since 20 May giving India a full view of the deployment and activities across LAC.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria briefs media, in New Delhi on Friday | ANIPix

Won’t let supreme sacrifice in Galwan go in vain: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy Dundigal, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the force is suitably deployed to respond to any contingency.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during an event at the Asia Society in New York, US | Photo: Cate Dingley | Bloomberg

Balakot, blackout and IAF: When Pakistanis couldn’t stop the rumours Imran Khan had fueled

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been waiting for a false flag operation by India, now for over a year. In May, he twice mentioned the possibility of Indian attack.
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Will order for 83 Tejas soon, HAL to deliver 70 aircraft by 2026: IAF chief Bhadauria

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the plans were being drawn up to depute more officers to HAL to increase accountability.
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

More midair refuellers, UAVs — Bhadauria explains how IAF is bracing for new nature of war

In an interview to ThePrint, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria says the IAF is not in favour of ‘rigid theaterisation’ as it will divide already scarce IAF combat assets and effort.
Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Navy will provide crucial intelligence to northern, western border theatre commands: Rawat

Speaking about integration plans of the Services, CDS General Bipin Rawat said the upcoming Air Defence Command will prevent fratricide.
LCA Tejas

IAF to buy 83 more Tejas fighters from HAL instead of foreign jets, CDS Rawat says

The induction of Tejas will help India emerge as a key defence exporter due to its ‘relatively low price’, Rawat says.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

India isn’t worried about tension with China, unlikely to give in to US pressure on Taiwan

On LAC tensions, India thinks China is 'just taking advantage' of the current distractions due to the pandemic, and is following this 'pattern' with other countries too.
A MiG 29k (representational image) | Indian Navy

IAF’s MiG-29 crashes in Punjab’s Nawanshahr after technical snag, pilot ejects safely

An IAF spokesperson said that the pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

IAF’s Mi-17 helicopter makes emergency landing in Sikkim due to bad weather

All four aircrew of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and two Indian Army personnel on board the chopper are reported to be safe.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.