Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicIndian Air Force

Topic: Indian Air Force

Failure of India-Pakistan military leadership was a common factor in 1965 War: Gen VP Malik

Shiv Kunal Verma has managed to knit together the political and the military aspects of the extremely complicated 1965 War in his new book 'A Western Sunrise’, writes Gen VP Malik (retd).

2021 a bloody year for military aviation: CDS among 22 dead in 11 crashes, 5 involving MiG-21s

Total number of crashes this year is more than twice that in 2020. But defence sources say this is ‘within expected levels’ when measured against the total flying hours.

IAF pilot dies as MiG-21 plane crashes in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer

Wing Commander Harshit Sinha lost his life in the flying accident Friday evening during a training sortie, according to the Indian Air Force.

Yogesh Yadav, who beat death and paralysis to graduate from Flying Cadet to Flying Officer  

After being paralysed from the waist below in an aircraft crash in 2018, the indomitable airman was commissioned as a Flying Officer of the IAF.

The 50-year hunt for the Indian Flight Lieutenant who went ‘missing’ in 1971

In '1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories' Rachna Bisht Rawat collects tales of extraordinary courage and fortitude of the Indian armed forces.

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

Aizad Baksh Awan, the first IAF pilot to train Afghan Air Force cadets

When the second IAF squadron was being sanctioned in Feb 1941, AB Awan was picked to raise and command it. But he felt slighted when he was overlooked for promotions.

Air chief awards ‘unit citation’ to 3 squadrons of IAF for their role in eastern Ladakh

The units were awarded during the 89th Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon airbase for boosting India's military presence after the military standoff with China in the region.

Why India is set to miss 2021 deadline to upgrade Mirage 2000 fighters

The contract for the upgrade of 51 Mirage 2000s was signed in 2011. Sources say only about 50% upgrade has been completed & the programme will take another 2-3 years to finish.

IAF is not just a support arm, says new Air chief Chaudhari, as he backs joint ops

Air Chief Marshal V.R Chaudhari said no one service can singularly go into any battle, and that the Army also at times has to support the IAF in its air operations.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
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Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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