India marks 85th Indian Air Force Day। Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says IAF working towards ‘Technology Intensive’ capability। For the first time, indigenous LCA Tejas takes part in IAF Day Flypast । IAF will issue RFI for 114 single engine combat aircraft within two weeks or so । RFI will go to Lockheed Martin for F 16 and Saab for Gripen for their latest variants । IAF aims to get 18 aircraft in 4-5 years, and 96 more in progressive manufacture from then onwards । Capability will be the first parametre for selecting the aircraft, and then the price । The selected aircraft will have more capabilities than those specified in the 2007 RfP for MMRCA । 18 aircraft will । IAF will consider General Atomics’ Predator C Avenger if offered by US Government। But, says Air Chief BS Dhanoa, no RFI or RFP issued yet by IAF yet। Government approves partial disinvestment in HAL। HAL initiates process for 10 percent disinvestment through Initial Public Offer (IPO)। Indian Army destroys NSCN (K) camps on Indo-Myanmar borders.। India says No to Troops Deployment in Afghanistan। India, US Entering a New Phase in Strategic Defence Partnership, says Nirmala Sitharaman। Mattis describes India as a Major Pillar of Regional Stability and Security। German Chancellor Wins 4th Term। First Scorpene submarine delivered to Navy। Named Kalvari, after India’s first Foxtrot class submarine, it will formally be commissioned very soon। India’s legend, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh passes away।
October 20, 2017
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Indian Air Force Celebrates World Health Day

April 2017

New Delhi. On the occasion of World Health Day April 7, IAF organized a seminar at Air Force Auditorium, in New Delhi on the theme “Depression: Let’s Talk”.

Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Mrs Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President AFWWA (C) were the chief guests.

The CAS addressed the gathering and highlighted the existing support systems in the service and urged all air warriors to freely discuss their personal issues without any inhibitions.

Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor, DGMS (Air) launched ‘Mission Zindagi’ campaign in all the units of IAF. Prof (Dr) Nimesh K Desai, Director, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, spoke about the national perspective of mental health and various government policy guidelines for the same.

The importance of identifying early warning signs of depression and mitigation management techniques were discussed. The event was attended by around 650 individuals, including air warriors and their families.




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