Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicIndian Airforce

Topic: Indian Airforce

Rajnath, Gadkari inaugurate emergency landing strip for IAF aircraft on NH-925 in Rajasthan

A Hercules C-130J plane, carrying the Union ministers & CDS Bipin Rawat, conducted a mock emergency landing on NH-925 in Barmar, India's first national highway used for this purpose.

‘Spooked’ Pakistan continues to keep air space closed for Indian aircraft

Pakistan closed its airspace after India’s Balakot strike, and has only been opening it in portions. Foreign airlines flying out of India are also avoiding it.

Russia to the rescue of IAF, offers 21 MiG-29s to boost strength

Russians will upgrade the legacy aircraft to the standard that India wants, say IAF sources. India currently has three squadrons of MiG-29.

ISRO successfully launches satellite meant to boost IAF communication systems

The advanced communication satellite is designed to facilitate exclusive frequency flight communication for the Indian Airforce.

Indian military divided on integration, but air force chefs are learning from Navy school

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said the three services were moving towards jointness, but remained divided on the proposal for integrated theatre commands.

HAL doesn’t fly because Sukhois aren’t Rafales

If they were, the Great Indian Bureaucrat would be the Marshal of the Air Force. Bofors mummified our defence acquisitions, Rafale could entomb it now.

Actually, the Indian Air Force has never been without a Dassault aircraft

IAF has been using fighter jets made by Dassault, a French company since 1953. It deployed Mirage 2000 to drop laser-guided bombs during Kargil war.

PM Modi’s ‘gift’ to women in the military is ornamentalism, could magnify the problem

In modern militaries, women serve in all ranks with men. They earn their stripes, rise to be officers and command respect, without needing ‘gifts’.

By sea, by air and by land: Here is what makes Brahmos India’s finest strike weapon

Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile was successfully launched on November 22nd for the first time from Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.