Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicIndian Air Force

Topic: Indian Air Force

Need to prepare for intense, small duration operations at short notice, says IAF chief

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said there would be a need to prepare for 'short swift wars' and be ready for long drawn standoff akin to developments in eastern Ladakh.

India to convert passenger aircraft into fuel tankers, to bridge critical mid-air refuelling gap

India currently uses six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, but they are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

Suranjan Das, one of IAF’s first Experimental Test Pilots who evaluated all jets for 20 years

Suranjan Das trod a road not travelled by any IAF pilot. His contribution to HF-24 Marut, India’s first homegrown fighter aircraft, was immense.

IAF officer’s probe suggests prima facie Group Captain involved in accidental BrahMos firing

Group Captain-rank officer was in-charge of the mobile command post of the missile system when the accidental firing happened during a Command Air Staff Inspection at its home base.

‘Cradle of warriors’, studded with distinguished alumni — RIMC turns 100 today

Inaugurated on 13 March 1922, the Rashtriya Indian Military College is a feeder institution to the National Defence Academy, Officers’ Training Academy and Indian Military Academy.

Submarines, tanks, fighters, even basic rifles: Long list of Russian imports Indian forces use

Even though India's imports from Russia have seen steady decline since 2014, 70% of its military still handles equipment that was made or originally designed in that country.

Air Force’s C-17 aircraft likely to join India’s rescue mission in Ukraine

Meanwhile, in a new advisory on Tuesday, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv has asked citizens to leave the capital immediately.

‘No single service can win a war on its own’: IAF chief seeks jointness, but with a caveat

Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari also underlined that China physically moving a disabled satellite into the 'graveyard orbit' is a new threat in the race to weaponise space.

India, Oman must look beyond air exercises in Rajasthan. Fight narcotics trade, terror

It is necessary for regional security that military interaction between India and Oman extend beyond simply biennial exercises.

India-built Tejas will fly high in UK next month in combat exercise debut

Named ‘Cobra Warrior 22’, the exercise will include Belgium, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and the US alongside India and hosts UK.

On Camera

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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