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13 October, 2018 12:03 PM Live: Won't let HAL-like temples of modern India get destroyed, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met and interacted with the employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) outside its headquarters in Bengaluru in Karnataka. As the event started, the Gandhi scion said, "I am here to listen to you, about the issues you are facing". Referring to the cancellation of Rafale fighter jets contract, a senior 85

10 October, 2018 9:43 AM In a befitting tribute to late wife, ex-IAF officer donates Rs 17 lakh to her school

Wing Commander (Retd) JP Baduni's wife Vindhu died due to cardiac arrest on  February 6 this year.   NEW DELHI: In a befitting tribute to his late wife, a retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officer has donated Rs 17 lakh to a school where she taught for 21 years. According to a government release, the announcement was made by Wing Commander (Retd) JP Baduni 41

7 October, 2018 4:38 PM Air Force To Celebrate Its 86th Anniversary Tomorrow

The IAF will hold a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon (Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh). The Indian Air Force (IAF) will celebrate its 86th anniversary tomorrow, highlighting the "untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices" made by its personnel, the Defence Ministry said today. "In keeping with the tradition, the IAF will hold a grand 89

7 October, 2018 7:34 AM After Upgrade, Decades-Old MiG-29s Ready To Strike In Modern Warfare

After an upgrade, MiG-29 fighter jets are capable of mid-air refuelling, compatible with the latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks The air-superiority fighter jet MiG-29 has gained in strength and ferocity after the latest upgrade, giving the Air Force that has been battling a shortage of warplanes a much-needed boost, officials have said. The Russian 338

6 October, 2018 4:30 AM IAF's microlight aircraft crashes in Baghpat, two pilots eject safely

The two pilots who were flying the aircraft ejected to safety.  BAGHPAT: A microlight aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The two pilots who were flying the aircraft ejected to safety. The pilots made sure the plane does not land in a crowded area and manoeuvred it towards an empty farm before jumping 299

29 September, 2018 6:17 PM Scintillating air display at Hindon Air Force Station will mark IAF's 86th Anniversary

IAF to celebrate 86th anniversary at Hindan Air Force Station on October 8th. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be celebrating its 86th anniversary on October 8th, a press release said. The Air Force Day Parade will offer scintillating air show by various aircraft. The flypast would include the vintage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline 79

27 September, 2018 5:46 AM IAF vice chief accidentally shoots himself in the thigh, hospitalised

New Delhi: The vice chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Marshal SB Deo, is understood to have accidentally shot himself in his thigh, sources said on Wednesday. They said he was rushed to a military hospital in Delhi where he underwent a surgery. His condition is stable. He had taken over as vice chief of the Air Staff in January 2017. Air Marshal Deo, who was commissioned 53

26 September, 2018 7:51 AM 6,200 Civilians Carried By Air Force's Dornier In Andaman And Nicobar

The Indian Air Force has carried over 6,200 civilian passengers in its Dornier services available for the people of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Defence sources said Wednesday. Though defence aircraft carry civilians only during emergency situations, but the IAF has made an exception in the case of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and fly civilian passengers 59

20 September, 2018 4:21 PM IAF Deputy Chief flies first Rafale manufactured by Dassault for India

Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Thursday flew the first Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation for India, official sources said. Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy, they said. He is in France to also assess the progress in the production of Rafale jets by Dassault 68

20 September, 2018 3:15 PM No communication from UAE on AgustaWestland case: MEA

The External Affairs Ministry Thursday said it has not received any communication from the UAE government about the case related to AgustaWestland chopper deal middleman Christian Michel in a Dubai court. Some media reports had said a Dubai court court ordered Michel's extradition to India, but sources had later indicated there was no such specific court 62