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Indian Air Force cancels Services Selection Board interviews amid coronavirus outbreak

The fresh dates for the interviews would be intimated in due course of time.
Army personnel put on a performance during the parade | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Joint training command for Army, Navy & IAF in the works, Nagpur the likely base

The development puts Army plan to shift ARTRAC from Shimla to Meerut on hold for now.
S Jaishankar at a press conference in New Delhi

Hours after Jaishankar’s assurance, IAF to fly to coronavirus-hit Iran to evacuate Indians

In Srinagar, Jaishankar meets worried family members of Kashmiri students stuck in Iran amid coronavirus outbreak.
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How the IAF plans to get the edge back from Pakistan on air-to-air strike capability

During the aerial duel between India and Pakistan on 27 February last year, the IAF had felt the chinks in its air-to-air armour with the Pakistanis having had the edge in this sphere.  
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

IAF set to fly emergency medical supplies to coronavirus-hit China tomorrow

The products have been procured from govt's own pharmacy chain, the Jan Aushadhi Kendras, and the public sector pharma firm, HLL Lifecare.
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Advantage Rafale? Foreign firms want clarity from IAF on ‘staggered’ purchase of fighters

The firms believe that staggered buying allows an advantage to Dassault Aviation, which manufactures the Rafale aircraft.
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IAF set to begin process to buy bird-detection radars — for the 4th time in 10 years

Nearly 10% of all fighter accidents involve bird-hits, which cause irreversible damage to the engines. IAF has long suffered the problem.
MiG 21 Trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Gwalior airbase | ANI Twitter

MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes near Gwalior, both pilots eject safely

The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Air Marshal Nambiar, Kargil hero famous for jugaad in combat should have been IAF chief

Raghunath Nambiar’s unconventional combat experience that helped India during Kargil War should have tipped the balance in his favour for IAF chief post.
IAF completed Level-1 of Indian Astronaut selection at Institute of Aerospace Medicine. | Twitter

IAF shortlists 10 test pilots who will go to space in manned mission Gaganyaan

At least 2 of the 10 are likely to be chosen for the 2022 mission. Those selected will be given initial training in India and advanced training abroad, which could be Russia.

On Camera

Representational image of lockdown in Spain | Bloomberg

How Spain tragically bungled its response to coronavirus

Spain ignored the health crisis unfolding in Italy & dithered before imposing draconian lockdown measures that could have saved thousands of lives.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

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5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

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.