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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.
A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.
A view of the quarantine facility which has been setup by the Army for the 300 students, who are being brought back from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China, at Manesar, Haryana, Delhi. | PTI

Military’s isolation camps on standby, Army ready to deploy facilities to fight COVID-19

The Army issued fresh guidelines in which it stated location of a quarantine facility should be far away from troops & also emphasised on cleanliness of the isolation camps.
Tejas

HAL cuts its profit on Tejas Mark 1A deal by 50%, fighter jets to take to sky by 2022

Defence Ministry Wednesday gave green signal to the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Mark 1A Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at a cost of Rs 37,000 cr.
At the seminar organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi | Twitter: @rajnathsingh

IAF to focus on bombs & air-to-air missiles for edge over Pakistan

IAF chief says force had lost the edge to Pakistan Air Force over the past 15 years but adds that the Rafale fighters will tilt the scales in India’s favour. 
The IAF's Akash Ganga team during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad | Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print

Not much has changed for IAF a year after it was outgunned by Pakistan

India has made some progress in moving to acquire fighters, tech and equipment but it is yet to get its hands on any.
Indian Air Force pilots

Boeing’s F-15EX fighter aircraft likely to enter race for multi-billion dollar IAF contract

There are currently seven fighters, including two from the US, in the fray for the multi-billion dollar deal as IAF looks to acquire 114 new combat jets.
Boeing

Boeing plans trials of its Super Hornet jets on ski-jump ramp to meet Indian requirements

Top Boeing official Thom Breckenridge said the aircraft will fulfill the Indian requirements and that they are in discussion with the Indian Navy for the trials.
File photo of CDS General Bipin Rawat | PTI

India’s joint military theatre command process to finish in 3 years, says CDS Bipin Rawat

CDS General Bipin Rawat also said a number of theatre commands, beginning with a joint tri-services Air Defence Command, will also come up.
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

IAF needs 200 new fighters but Modi govt has cut funds in Budget 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman marginally increased the capital budget of both the Navy and Army in the Union Budget 2020-21 announced Saturday.

On Camera

The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Why nothing can challenge the power of Apple, Amazon and Google

EU wants to make sure other companies are allowed to compete with these incumbents but American antitrust law focuses on the interests of the consumer.
Two amazon packages

These are the sweeping changes Amazon India is making for its first Prime Day since Covid

This time, thousands of Amazon employees will coordinate the sale from their homes, and packers, sorters and deliverymen will follow stringent hygiene protocols.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

India is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.