Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: Indian Air Force

Ayni airbase

India renews interest in running its first foreign military base in Tajikistan

A military base in Ayni could give New Delhi a significant strategic edge over Islamabad as it would effectively put India behind Pakistani lines.
BJP tweets F-16 image on Air Force Day

BJP leaders, Naidu’s office send out Air Force Day greetings with jets India doesn’t have

Union minister Piyush Goyal and V-P Venkaiah Naidu’s secretariat used images of Lockheed Martin’s F-16, an aircraft the Indian Air Force has never possessed.
MiG 21 aircraft

India’s reality will meet Russia’s nostalgia when Modi gifts Putin 3 MiG-21s

Russia, which buried the MiG-21 in 1985, has asked for 3 aircraft for demonstrations of vintage flying. India, which still uses it, has agreed to the gift.
Air Force Day

Indian Air Force wants to buy second lot of S-400 missile systems from Russia

Given length of India’s borders and two long coastlines, more S-400s are required, top IAF officer says.
Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman

This is what the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadron strength has been reduced to

IAF’s authorised strength is 42 squadrons, a figure it has never touched. The maximum number reached is 39.5 in the early 1990s.

Why Pakistan is so desperate to claim 1965 war a ‘victory’ with annual 6 Sept parades

Because it’s the only war it didn’t lose to India. It was a stalemate, with both tired sides short of firepower, ideas and nerve. Some lines are so...
Representational image | Commons

India and Pakistan both know that 1965 was a War of Mutual Incompetence

If there is anything this war proved, it is that nothing can be achieved through war. Certainly, no war leads to permanent or lasting peace.

Navy’s eagerness to buy $20 billion aircraft carrier cuts into funds for Army & Air Force

Indian Navy’s proposal, however, is yet to secure an ‘in principle’ approval from the ministry of defence.
Kerala flood

At least 373 dead in Kerala due to rains, floods & landslides

More than 54.11 lakh people have been affected in the floods since 30 May.
A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

How Vajpayee worked with leaders from rival parties to save the Sukhoi-30 deal in ’96

The inside story of how IAF’s Su-30 dream would've crashed but for the sagacity of Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 
tennis

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.