Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicIndian Air Force

Topic: Indian Air Force

With Rajnath Singh in Cairo, India-Egypt pick up Nehru-Nasser thread left off in the ’60s

In the 1960s, an IAF team was in Cairo to make fighter jets. Both India and Egypt knew the importance of a domestic defence industrial base — that bond is restarting.

Air Vice Marshal Arvind Dalaya, who set up IAF’s first permanent chopper unit in Leh, dies at 91

Dalaya also served as the first director of operations of the Helicopter Corporation of India, which later became Pawan Hans.  

3 IAF officers sacked for accidental firing of BrahMos missile into Pakistani territory in March

The three officers were found primarily responsible for the incident — following a court of inquiry — including a commanding officer of the BrahMos unit.

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

French Air Force contingent stops over at IAF base during Indo-Pacific deployment

The contingent, which comprises three Rafale jets and support aircraft, landed at Sulur Air Force Station in Tamil Nadu. It was en route to New Caledonia.

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

‘Coercion is new strategy’ — IAF chief Chaudhuri flags cyber, space domains as ‘new battlefields’

Addressing a seminar of the IAF's first Warfare & Aerospace Strategy Programme, he cautioned that ‘a military strategist must not lose sight of the primary objective — war fighting’.

Why likely €1 bn French deal is a reminder of India’s failure to build indigenous jet engine

Despite successes in the space and missile programme, India’s hopes of powering fighters with a homemade engine haven’t succeeded.

French Dassault vs US Boeing — Mega fighter deal for IAF & Indian Navy could be split

Instead of acquiring 114 fighters in one go as planned earlier, govt looking at going in for an initial order of 54 aircraft for IAF. Navy looking at buying 26.

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.

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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