India sends second navigation satellite into orbit | Australia says search for the missing Malaysian airliner is the most difficult in human history | Malaysian officials say the Boeing 777-200 Flight MH 370 may never be found | India suggests global No First Use of Nuclear Weapons | US Ambassador in New Delhi Nancy Powell resigns for personal reasons | US to give Pakistan a chunk of weapons before withdrawing from Afghanistan | Mystery about the missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200 deepens as nothing found in Indian Ocean yet | Search led by Australia continues in 4th week now | An Indian Air Force (IAF) C 130J Super Hercules crashes, killing five | Russia reclaims Crimea from Ukraine; assures no threat to Kiev | US, EU protest and offer substantial support to Ukraine | Boeing to develop fighter jet-launched micro satellite launch vehicle | Indian arms imports grow by 111 %; Pakistan’s by 119 %, says SIPRI | Russia biggest supplier to India with 75 % share and US 7 % as second biggest | Boeing, Airbus forecast around 1600-aircraft demand in India in 20 years | Boeing, SpiceJet announce $4 billion deal for 42 737MAX 8 aircraft | Russia to build more n-plants in Iran | Airbus and China’s Avicopter sign joint production agreement for 1,000 helicopters over 20 years |
 Indian Air Force  
Boeings Chinook wins Indian heavy lift helicopter tender
 

October 2012

New Delhi. US Boeing’s Chinook CH 47F helicopter is set to win the Indian Air Force’s helicopter tender, defeating the Russian Mi 26 in the open international tender by a decent margin.

   
IAF turns 80 vintage Tiger Moth steals the show
 

October 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force celebrated its 80th anniversary Oct 8, putting up a spectacular show with scores of aircraft streaking across the Hindon air base's sky in New Delhi's neighbourhood. However, it was the vintage yellow-painted Tiger Moth that stole the show.

   
Government opens IAF’s Combat Helicopter bid
 

September 2012

New Delhi. The Government is set to give the Indian Air Force (IAF) more gifts during its 80th Anniversary year: New Combat and Heavy Lift Helicopters.

   
IAF to finalise Rafale fighter deal this fiscal
 

September 2012

Bangalore. The Indian Air Force (IAF) would finalise the multi-billion dollar contract with Dassault Aviation of France during this fiscal (2012-13) for the supply of its 126 Rafale fighters, Air chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne said Sep 20.

   
IAF to open bids for heavy choppers, tankers
 

September 2012

Bangalore. The Indian Air Force (IAF) would soon open bids for heavy-lift helicopters and flight fueling tankers and finalise bids for 22 Apache attack choppers, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne said Thursday.

   
Nine IAF men killed as two choppers collide midair
 

August 2012

Ahmedabad/New Delhi. Nine Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, including five officers, were killed Aug 30 when two IAF helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, in one of the worst such accidents in recent years.

   
Embraer-based airborne warning system reaches India
 

August 2012

Bangalore. India's first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system based on a fully-modified Embraer 145 jet aircraft has reached here from Brazil, ahead of integration of DRDO-developed mission systems and flight trials.

   
Russian Mi 28 helicopter gunship crashes
 

August 2012

Moscow. A Russian Army Mil Mi-28N, one of the force's newest machines, crashed Aug 16 at its base in Mozdok, North Ossetia.

   
Boeing Completes Major Join of India's 1st C-17 Airlifter
 

August 2012

Long Beach, California. Boeing has integrated the forward, center and aft fuselages and the wing assembly of India's first C-17 Globemaster III due to be handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Dec 2012.

   
India clears $2.4 bn plan to buy transport planes for IAF
 

July 2012

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's defence ministry gave its nod July 23 for an Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to buy 56 transport planes worth $2.4 billion to augment its cargo fleet, apart from tweaking its defence procurement offsets policy and creating a new agency to execute the same.

   
IAF Pilots training on VIP helicopters in UK
 

July 2012

London. Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have begun training on the Agusta Westland AW 101 helicopters and the first of the 12 VIP helicopters would be delivered by end-2012.

   
The Indian Air Force and 24 x 7 Capabilities
 

July 2012

A nation of the size, power, responsibilities and stature of India cannot ignore global happenings. Indeed we must anticipate and if possible shape them or risk being overtaken by events.

   
India’s Aircraft Acquisitions
 

July 2012

New Delhi. India’s various aircraft acuisition programmes are going on as planned, and that includes the process for fi nalizing the contract for the French Rafale aircraft.

   
C 130J Super Hercules Lands at Air Force Station, Car Nicobar
 

May 2012

New Delhi. In yet another operational accomplishment in terms of reach, the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed its C-130J super Hercules aircraft at Air Force Station, Car Nicobar on 28 May 2012 on its maiden flight to the island airbase.

   
Boeing bullish on Chinook for Indian heavy lift tender
 

May 2012

New Delhi. With India moving ahead in the procurement path, all eyes are on the heavy lift helicopter tender which should be seeing the light of the day in the very near future.

   
Maiden flight of the Second Indigenous AEW&C
 

May 2012

New Delhi. Maiden flight of the second fully modified aircraft for the indigenously developed Indian Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) was held at the San Jose dos Campos in Brazil.

   
India signs $640-mn deal for 75 Pilatus trainers
 

May 2012

New Delhi. India has signed a $640 million (Rs.2,900 crore) deal with Swiss firm Pilatus to buy 75 basic trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
India test flies naval variant of LCA
 

April 2012

Bangalore. India has joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky.

   
LCA Tejas LSP - 7 Maiden Flight
 

April 2012

Bangalore. Tejas Limited Series Production - 7 (LSP-7) aircraft took-off for its maiden flight from HAL airport. This test flight is significant for the program, as LSP -7 build-standard is close to the initial operational clearance (IOC) standard.

   
Air Chief visits Western Air Command
 

April 2012

New Delhi. Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff, visited Head Quarters Western Air Command Mar 16.

   
Sukhoi Su-30SM: An Indian Gift to Russia’s Air Force
 

March 2012

Moscow. Russia’s Defense Ministry has ordered 30 heavy Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter planes.

   
33 combat planes lost in four years
 

March 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 33 combat jets in the last four years, 27 of them MiGs, parliament was told Mar 19.

   
No combat role for women in Indian armed forces: Antony
 

March 2012

New Delhi. The government has made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force.

   
India to induct new MMRCAs from 2016
 

March 2012

New Delhi. Come 2016 and India will start inducting the first of the 126 combat jets it is purchasing for nearly $20 billion, parliament was informed Mar 19.

   
IAF loses two Mirage 2000 jets in 11 days
 

March 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost its second Mirage 2000 in 11 days, both in routine sorties and both twin-seat trainers.

   
IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India Feb 24t. The two pilots on board ejected to safety.

   
IAF Sukhoi squadron gets the President’s Standard
 

Feburary 2012

Bareilly. President Pratibha Patil presented the President’s Standard, a highly prestigious decoration and recognition, to the Indian Air Force (IAF) 24 Squadron that operates the frontline Sukhoi Su- 30MKI fighter jets Mar 6.

   
The Air Force Academy
 

Feburary 2012

Hyderabad. One surely flies high after joining the Indian Air Force. Aspiring for the skies and aiming to protect the nation the IAF officers are among the best trained and daring air force officers in the world.

   
Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, an officer said here.

   
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Indian Perspective
 

Feburary 2012

Introduction. The UAV is an aerial vehicle with no pilot to man controls. They can be remotely controlled by personnel on ground or by pre-programmed flight plans.

   
Rafale Partners with Reliance
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. Dassault Aviation has selected Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as its private sector partner to manufacture the Rafale Combat jets in India.

   
The Omnirole Capability of Rafale
 

Feburary 2012

Military aviation is undoubtedly the most strategic weapon today, both in terms of combat effectiveness and of critical technologies implemented.

   
College of Air Warfare: Power Strategies and Combat Power
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. Warfare is a uniquely human endeavor. Technology can allow war to be waged more effi ciently but cannot change its nature.

   
IAF inducts ALH MK-III Helicopters
 

Feburary 2012

Bareilly. Indian Air Force inducted the first batch of ALH MK-III. This version of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) is a light multirole and multi-mission helicopter with a full glass cockpit.

   
HAL getting ready to manufacture Rafale
 

Feburary 2012

New Delhi. The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is getting ready to progressively manufacture the Rafale in India.

   
US offers Stinger missiles for India’s LCH
 

January 2012

New Delhi. The US is offering the formidable Stinger air-toair missiles (AAMs) for India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) being developed by HAL.

   
IAF plans to induct more drones
 

January 2012

Bangalore. The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to induct more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in its fleet for surveillance and reconnaissance on the borders as an effective weapon for deterrence, a senior official said.

   
Rafale is IAF’s New Year Gift: French Dassault wins India’s big combat jet deal
 

January 2012

New Delhi. Rafale Wins. Eurofighter Loses.

   
Agni-IV, C-130J, IAF woman officer among firsts at R-Day
 

January 2012

New Delhi. The latest nuclear capable Agni-IV missile, its C-130J special operations plane, and a woman officer leading the IAF unit on Rajpath were among the firsts at the 63rd Republic Day parade Thursday.

   
IAF Mirages to get new MICA missiles in $1.23 bn deal
 

January 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) got its first New Year gift Jan 4 when the Government sanctioned a $ 1.23 billion (Euro 950-plus approx) deal for MBDA’s MICA air-to-air missiles for upgraded Mirage 2000s.

   
Combat jet order: India to announce winner early in 2012
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The Government is all set to announce the winner for the Indian Air Force’s competition for 126-plus Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) early 2012.

   
IAF's sixth C 130J Super Hercules Heads Home
 

December 2011

Marietta, Georgia. The last and Number six of the six C-130J Super Hercules ordered by India, under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, departed Marietta on December 15. This aircraft, like its five predecessors, was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.

   
First two IAF Mirage 2000 jets arrive in French Riviera for upgrades
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The first set of two Mirage 2000 combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have flown out for upgrade at the facilities of Thales, the French defence and aerospace giant, as part of a $1.35 billion deal for the 51-aircraft fleet.

   
Eurofighter, Rafale extend dogfight from India to UAE
 

November 2011

Abu Dhabi. Rafale and Eurofighter, the two finalists in the fray for India’s big combat jet order, have extended their dogfight to the UAE to win another commercial tender.

   
India to pick Combat Aircraft by mid-December
 

November 2011

Bangalore. India's choice of its Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) will be known by mid-December, according to Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne.

   
Indo-Oman air exercise
 

November 2011

New Delhi. The four day joint exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) concluded on October 21,2011, at Air Force Station Jamnagar.

   
US reiterates offer to share hi-tech with India, including JSF
 

November 2011

New Delhi. The US has reiterated a 2005 offer to share hi-tech in defence with India, although this time it appears to be more meaningful and realistic of India’s futuristic requirements.

   
Missing MiG-29 pilot dead
 

November 2011

Shimla. The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing operation in the snow-capped mountains, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said Nov 6.

   
India opens big Combat Aircraft tender
 

November 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Government opened the competing bids of two European manufacturers Nov 4 to select 126-plus Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
US offers India the Joint Strike Fighter, top defence technology
 

November 2011

Washington. Although the US lost out in the bid to sell India 126 multi-role combat jets, it has offered New Delhi "top-of-the-line technology", including "the best in the world" Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

   
IAF requests US for 6 more Lockheed Martin C 130J airlifters
 

October 2011

New Delhi. India has asked the United States for another six Lockheed Martin C 130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft under a government to government FMS deal.

   
Crashed MiG 29's one engine found, no trace of pilot
 

October 2011

New Delhi. Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have recovered one engine of the Mig 29 which crashed in snow-bound Himalayan peaks in Himachal Pradesh on October 18.

   
IAF selects Boeing’s Apache Longbow combat helicopter
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has selected US Boeing’s Apache Longbow advanced attack helicopter.

   
IAF on cusp of acquiring cutting edge combat jets
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is finally on the cusp of ordering and acquiring modern jets to replace its outdated inventory of Soviet vintage Mig aircraft.

   
India to open tender for 126-plus combat jets in November
 

October 2011

New Delhi. India will open the tenders for the world’s single biggest combat deal yet for 126 to 189 combat jets in the first week of November.

   
IAF will induct its C 17 Globemasters from 2013
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct its 10 C 17 Globemaster-III airlifters beginning June 2013, and then order six more.

   
HPT 32 Deepak trainer aircraft to fly no more
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided not to fly its trainee pilots any more on the HPT 32 Deepak trainer aircraft.

   
Citing domestic duties, India withdraws choppers from UN Congo mission
 

October 2011

New Delhi.India has withdrawn all its attack and transport helicopters from the United Nations mission in Congo this month, citing their requirement in domestic security roles.

   
India to open the 126-plus combat jet tenders in October
 

October 2011

New Delhi. India will open the tenders for the world’s biggest combat deal yet for 126-plus combat jets within 10 days.

   
IAF's women skydivers jump to fame
 

October 2011

Hindon. It was a plummeting debut... the all-woman skydivers team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) announced their arrival with a 8,000-foot parajump from a transport plane flying over this air base near New Delhi on the 79th Air Force Day Oct 8.

   
India to acquire six more C 130J aircraft
 

October 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to acquire six more C 130J Super Hercules special operations aircraft in addition to the six already ordered.

   
ALH touches 20,000 feet and Cheetal 23,000
 

September 2011

Bangalore. The armed version of India’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) touched 20,000 feet in a test flight early August while two Cheetals performed a daring rescue at 23,000 feet a few weeks later.

   
Combat Helicopters
 

September 2011

The combat helicopters can be classified into two categories i.e. the armed helicopters/ gun ships and the modern day dedicated attack helicopters (AH).

   
'Armed forces urgently need advanced simulators'
 

September 2011

New Delhi. To enhance their combat capabilities, the Indian armed forces urgently need advanced simulation technology that will be cost effective and "most importantly reduce the loss of life and equipment", says a top military commander.

   
Daring Rescue of American national by IAF
 

August 2011

New Delhi. Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter pilots successfully rescued an American national Aug 26 from one of the most difficult glaciers, ‘Shupka Kunzang’ located at the base of Saser Kangri-II peak in the East Karakoram range of Ladakh region in India.

   
New IAF vice chief, Eastern air commander take charge
 

August 2011

New Delhi/Shillong. Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar, an ace MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter pilot, took over as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), succeeding Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne who took charge as the IAF's Chief of Staff yesterday.

   
IAF, Thales sign Mirage combat jet upgrade contract for $2.4 bn
 

July 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Government formally signed a Rs 10,900 crore ($ 2.4 billion, or Euro 1.73 bn appox) deal with the French Dassault and Thales to upgrade the 51 Mirage 2000 combat jets with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
IAF selects Swiss Pilatus PC-7 Mark II as its Basic Trainer
 

July 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has selected the Swiss Pilatus PC-7 Mark II as its basic trainer.

   
India flies its second Light Combat Helicopter prototype
 

July 2011

Paris/ New Delhi. India has successfully test flown the second prototype of its indigenous high altitude Light Combat Helicopter (LCH).

   
'British Typhoons whacked India's Sukhois in joint exercises'
 

July 2011

RAF Fairford (Britain). Britain's frontline fighter jet Eurofighter Typhoon, shortlisted for India's $10.4-billion combat jets tender, whacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) warhorse Sukhoi in one-on-one dog fights during bilateral air war games, if Britain's air chief is to be believed.

   
Changes in IAF top brass in the offing
 

July 2011

New Delhi. With Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik retiring this month-end, other changes are in the offing in the upper echelons with new heads of the eastern and southern commanders being named July 22.

   
India set to decide big military aircraft deals
 

June 2011

New Delhi. India is set to decide on the world’s biggest combat aircraft deal of this century yet as well as those for new combat, utility and heavy lift helicopters within the next few days, weeks, or months, but all within 2011.

   
India's C-17s to be powered by Pratt & Whitney F117 Engines
 

June 2011

Paris. Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies, has announced that India's Ministry of Defence has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters exclusively powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines.

   
Two more Super Hercules planes on way to India
 

June 2011

Washington. Donning Indian Air Force colours, the third and fourth of six C-130J Super Hercules planes acquired by India in a $950 million deal have left for their new home, Air Force Station Hindon, outside New Delhi.

   
India building credible minimal deterrence, says IAF
 

June 2011

Bangalore. India is building a credible minimal deterrence to pre-empt any attack from adversaries as part of its nuclear doctrine based on no-first-use with a second strike capability, a top defence official says.

   
India to do $2 bn deal for Jaguar engines from single vendor
 

June 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to acquire new engines for its old Jaguar aircraft from a single manufacturer.

   
Upgraded AN-32 transport plane inducted into IAF
 

June 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of four upgraded Soviet-era AN-32 military transport aircraft following an overhaul and re-equipment in Ukraine that will enhance the life of the planes to 40 years from the existing 25 years.

   
Air Marshal Browne to be next Indian Air Force Chief
 

May 2011

India Friday named Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne, an ace MiG-21 and Sukhoi fighter pilot, as the next chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
Operational availability of weapon systems and sensors top priority for IAF
 

May 2011

New Delhi. With the Indian Air Force flying high in its procurement drive and poised to take a quantum leap in its assets with the induction of C 130J Super Hercules, AJTs and LCA Tejas, the Indian Air Force top brass got together and deliberated on a wide range of strategic and security issues in the light of the emerging geopolitical scenario.

   
Antony keen for operational preparedness
 

May 2011

New Delhi. With the security situation changing due to a mix of geo-political, economic and military factors, Defence Minister A K Antony has asked the Army to remain vigilant and continue to uphold the territorial integrity and safety of citizens.

   
India withdraws RfP for newer Jaguar engine
 

May 2011

New Delhi. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has withdrawn the Request for Proposals (RfP) for re-engining the Indian Air Force’s Jaguar aircraft after one of the two contenders opted out.

   
A 'disappointed' US to keep up defence ties with India
 

April 2011

Washington. Though disappointed at India's rejection of Washington's bid to supply a new generation of fighter jets, the United States has said it would continue to grow and develop its defence partnership with India.

   
IAF downselects Eurofighter and Rafale
 

April 2011

New Delhi. Eurofighter and Rafale seem to have made to the top tier in the Indian Air Force’s technical selection for an estimated US$ 15 billion order for 126 plus 63 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).

   
Will Russia’s MiG abandon the Indian race?
 

April 2011

Moscow. The Indian tender for 126 MMRCAs (medium multi-role combat aircraft) to replace its ageing MiGs was announced long ago, but only now is the real intrigue unfolding.

   
IAF finalises order for 10 C 17 strategic airlifters
 

March 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to place orders for 10 Boeing C 17 Globemaster-III strategic airlifters within this month.

   
IAF chopper fleet to fly high with 300 new machines
 

March 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter fleet is all set to get a boost during the next nine years with plans for inducting 300 attack, transport and observation choppers in advanced stages of implementation in deals worth $5.5 billion.

   
Boeing wins USAF Contract for Next-Gen Refueling Tanker
 

Feburary 2011

St Louis. Boeing has finally won the world’s biggest aerial tanker programme, defeating EADS which had appeared to be the favourite so far.

   
The Indian Air Force: Aerospace Technologies and the years ahead
 

Feburary 2011

In the light of an expanding strategic footprint of a resurgent India, the IAF must have a credible and demonstratable capability to operate effectively and decisively to safeguard national interests.

   
'Indigenous jet trainer to get initial clearance by July'
 

Feburary 2011

Bangalore. India's indigenous intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is all set to obtain its initial clearance for air force pilots to start operational flying on the aircraft by July this year, 14 years after the government sanctioned the project, a top commander said Thursday.

   
Decision on MRCA order likely by September
 

Feburary 2011

Bangalore. India should select the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) by mid-2011, or latest by September.

   
LCA: Delayed but still a Milestone Capability
 

Feburary 2011

Bangalore. India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas finally got Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) Jan 9, and with it, a milestone towards an advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (MCA) in the next decade.

   
IAF inducts Lockheed Martin C 130J aircraft in transport fleet
 

Feburary 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first of the six Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft Jan 5 into its transportation fleet that is expected to give a major boost to the armed forces' reach in their specialist operations behind enemy lines.

   
Boeing withdraws from Indian midair tanker tender
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Boeing has withdrawn from the midair tanker competiton floated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September 2010.

   
President awards Standard to IAF’s 31 Squadron & Colours to 9 BRD
 

January 2011

Pune. President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil has awarded the prestigious Presidential Standard to 31 Sqn AF and Colours to 9 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) during a grand ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station, Lohegaon.

   
IAF bases to digitize their upkeep as Maintenance Command turns 57
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Digital technology and connectivity are the keys to the success of any war or military campaign today and tomorrow.

   
US clears sophisticated Radar, Missiles and Apache Helicopter for India
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The US Administration has cleared two more missiles and a highly sophiscitcated combat radar for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the anti-tank Hellfire air-to-surface missile and air-to-air Stinger anti-aircraft missile.

   
Ace fighter pilot Browne is new IAF Vice Chief
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne took over as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), succeeding Air Marshal P K Barbora, who retired a day earlier.

   
C-17 Airlifter Fleet Surpasses 2 Million Flight Hours
 

December 2010

Long Beach, Calif. The worldwide fleet of C-17 Globemaster III airlifters built by The Boeing Company has surpassed 2 million flying hours during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan on Dec 10.

   
India, Russia sign Fifth Generation stealth fighter project
 

December 2010

New Delhi. India and Russia signed a big Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme Dec 21, clearly setting the direction for Russia's continued dominance of the Indian aerospace market.

   
IAF takes delivery of first C 130J Super Hercules
 

December 2010

Washington. The first of India's six C-130J Super Hercules airlifters, considered the world's most advanced transport aircraft, purchased from the US in a $1 billion deal has been delivered to the Indian Air Force.

   
Indian Sukhoi jets to have indigenous Samtel flight display system
 

November 2010

Bangalore. Russian-designed Sukhoi fighters (Su-30MKI) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon have in their cockpit an indigenous multi-functional display system manufactured by Samtel in a joint venture with defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top company executive says.

   
WAC Commanders review Aerospace Safety
 

November 2010

New Delhi. As the mission of Flight Safety of Indian Air Force is to ensure operational capability by conserving human and material resources through prevention of aircraft accidents, Air Force Station Chandigarh saw a day-long Aerospace Safety Council Meet being held under the aegis of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command.

   
India's first advanced AEW system to roll out end-2011
 

November 2010

New Delhi. India’s first indigenously-developed Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system is ready and is being sent to Brazil shortly to be integrated with an Embraer 145 jet.

   
Indian Air Force is 78, And Flying Higher
 

October 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) marked its 78th Birthday October 8 with an emphasis on “speed” in defence or disaster relief operations.

   
US and China bridge the gap between India and Pak: Browne
 

October 2010

New Delhi. Nothing seems to surprise the Indian policy makers in India as far as Chinese and Pakistani areas bordering with India are concerned.

   
GE 414 to power India’s Light Combat Aircraft
 

October 2010

New Delhi/ Bangalore. GE Aviation has won its first engine contract to power fighter jets for India.

   
IAF strengthening ground assets
 

September 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expanding its ground infrastructure under a long-term plan.

   
India's first Super Hercules plane readies for maiden flight
 

September 2010

Washington. The first of India's six C-130J Super Hercules airlifters, considered the world's most advanced transport aircraft, is being prepared for its maiden flight early October.

   
Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft to fly by 2017
 

September 2010

New Delhi. The Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) should be flying in about seven years, say by 2017.

   
India, Russia finalize transport aircraft project
 

September 2010

New Delhi. India and Russia have finalized participation arrangements to jointly develop the Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) with each side pooling in $ 300.35 million.

   
Boeing delivers 201st C 17 airlifter to US Air Force
 

August 2010

Los Angeles. Boeing delivered the 201st C 17 Globemaster-III strategic lift aircraft to the US Air Force (USAF) July 20, marking a record in the production of this heavy lift strategic transport aircraft.

   
Russia continues to dominate Indian military aviation
 

August 2010

New Delhi. Russia is set to win another order for 59 multi role Mi 17 V5 helicopters in addition to the 80 ordered earlier, retaining Moscow’s traditionally dominant lead in selling military aircraft to New Delhi.

   
IAF to receive all six C-130J airlifters in 2011
 

August 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force will receive the first two C 130J special perations aircraft in February 2011, and all the six ordered by the end of the year.

   
IAF to buy six more C 17 Globmaster III from US
 

August 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy six more C 17 Globemaster III transport aircraft in addition to the 10 already being acquired.

   
IAF expects combat jet selection within a year, submits trials report
 

August 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force has submitted its Field Evaluation Trials (FET) report of Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) to the Government, and expects selection of the fighter jet within a year.

   
Sarkozy orders plane to rival Air Force One
 

August 2010

London. Nicolas Sarkozy's dream of having his own presidential aircraft to rival the US Air Force One will soon come true as the French president has ordered what is being called an "Air Sarko One", fitted with an air filter system so that he can smoke whenever he wants.

   
MRCA Trials Over, IAF moves on to Helicopter Trials
 

July 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force has completed its field evaluation trials of all the six aircraft in the fray for its 126-plus Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) requirement and the final report is set to be submitted to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by July-end.

   
IAF issues RFI for C 27J Spartan
 

July 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for 16 medium military transport aircraft.

   
Pentagon pitches for $10 bn Indian fighter jet deal
 

June 2010

Washington. The Pentagon is making a strong pitch for US companies for the $10 billion deal for 126 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and future sales of the C-17 transport aircraft.

   
C 17 Globemaster-III is in India for trials
 

June 2010

Los Angeles/New Delhi. The C 17 Globemaster-III strategic lift transport aircraft begins its flight trials in India end-June, towards clearing the last formality from the Indian side for its acquisition.

   
Boeing to deliver 199th C 17 aircraft to USAF June-end
 

June 2010

Los Angeles. The US Air Force (USAF) will get its 199th C 17Globemaster-III strategic lift aircraft June end.

   
US Congress clears C 17 sale for India
 

June 2010

Los Angeles/ New Delhi. The US Congress has cleared the sale of C 17 Globemaster III strategic lift aircraft for India.

   
IAF combat and heavy-lift chopper trials to begin by July
 

May 2010

Philadephia. The Indian Air Force (IAF) seems set for trials of new combat and heavy lift helicopters this summer, possibly from June or July, and Boeing is getting ready to field its latest versions of AH 64D Apache and Chinook CH 47F helicopters.

   
Indigenous light combat helicopter undertakes maiden flight
 

May 2010

Bangalore. The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) designed and developed by public sector defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully undertook its maiden flight on March 29, paving way for its induction in the armed forces by 2012.

   
US to sell 10 C-17 strategic lift aircraft for nearly $ 5.8 billion
 

April 2010

New Delhi. The Obama Administration has notified the US Congress of potential sale of 10 C-17 strategic lift aircraft to India, with a maximum package of USD 5.8 billion, inclusive of training, spares and technical assistance.

   
IAF to deploy Sukhois at new air base
 

April 2010

New Delhi. Beefing up its line of defence along the Indo-Pak border, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be deploying its frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets at Phalodi air field in Rajasthan, recently opened to bridge gap in “strategic air defence” in the Western sector.

   
Indian armed forces set for paradigm shift with Super Hercules airlifter
 

April 2010

Marietta (Georgia). In just about a year the Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin receiving the first of six C-130J Super Hercules airlifters it has purchased for $1 billion, the aircraft signaling a paradigm shift in the manner in which the armed forces train for specialised operations.

   
F-16 for Pak not linked with MMRCA trials: IAF chief
 

April 2010

New Delhi. Even as the new Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik expressed concern at the supply of F-16 combat jets to Pakistan by the US, he stressed the aid would not affect the trials for 126 medium multi-role combat jets for the IAF.

   
IAF Fire Power: Awesome and Precise Day or Night
 

March 2010

Pokhran, Rajasthan. In a breathtaking display of rapid air power dominance in a representative battlefield area, Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft blasted away targets by day, dusk and night in a fire power demonstration exercise, Vayu Shakti-2010, at Pokharan on February 28.

   
South Korean firm pitches for basic trainers deal with IAF
 

March 2010

New Delhi. Following the inking of Comprehensive EconomicPartnership Agreement between India and South Korea, a Korean aerospace company is eyeing opportunity in the multibillion Indian defence market and the first deal could be in the form of the basic trainers for the Indian Air Force’s rookie pilots.

   
IAF opts for Agusta Westland VVIP Helicopters
 

March 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a €560 million contract for 12 Agusta Westland AW101 helicopters for its VIP Squadron.

   
Force Multipliers And The Future of Aerospace Operations
 

March 2010

Bangalore. Force Multipliers and Aerospace Power have an intrinsic inter-relationship – primarily because of the images of a hi-tech world that both terms conjure up!

   
India Submits Letter of Request for Potential Boeing C-17 Order
 

January 2010

LONG BEACH, Calif. The Boeing Company has announced that the US Government has received a Letter of Request from India's Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Indian Air Force regarding the potential acquisition of 10 C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters.

   
US offers F 35 Joint Strike Fighter to India
 

January 2010

New Delhi, Jan 10 The India-US defence cooperation seems to be steadily growing with Washington now offering its latest Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Lightning-II aircraft to India.

   
HAL to Invest $ 6 billion to boost capability
 

December 2009

Bangalore. India’s state-owned aeronautical and defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning an investment of Rs.25,000 crores over the next decade to enhance its design and production capability for different types of aircraft, including rotary wing machines.

   
Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe
 

December 2009

New Delhi. In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russian-origin combat jets crashed Nov 30 near Jaisalmer on the western border, but both the pilots ejected in time, an official said.

   
India is Ukraine's key Asian partner
 

November 2009

Eighteen years back, India recognized the newly-born independent state of Ukraine. Starting from that day the multidimensional cooperation between our two friendly countries has witnessed as stories of real success, despite some temporary slowdowns.

   
Second National Seminar on Aerospace Technologies (N-SAT.2) Photogallery
 

November 2009

New Delhi. India Strategic held the second edition of its annual National Seminar on Aerospace Technologies
(N-SAT.2) October 15-16. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, kindly inaugurated the event, chaired by former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi..

   
Indian Air Force, 77 and Soaring
 

October 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force has been under pressure to initiate and speed up the acquisition of modern aircraft systems, sensors, weapons, infrastructure, air defence systems and missiles, and nearly everything that it needs.

   
Indian Air Force Day Photogallery
 

October 2009

India Strategic wishes the Indian Air Force A Glorious 77th Birthday.

   
Flight Safety Paramount for Indian Air Force
 

October 2009

New Delhi. Flight safety is paramount for Indian Air Force (IAF) and a mission would be considered complete only if the “force is able to reach, do the required job and come back (safely),” according to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik.

   
IAF seeks to share flight safety data with other countries
 

October 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) grappling with ageing Soviet-origin aircraft like MiGs in its fleet, has sought the nod of the Defence Ministry to share the data on aircraft accidents with foreign air forces operating a similar inventory.

   
IAF search for missing Helicopter Yields success
 

October 2009

Hyderabad. The search for the ill-fated Bell-430 helicopter that crashed on September 2, in the Nallamalla forest of Andhra Pradesh killing all its five occupants including State Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, his two aides and pilots, Group Captain S K Bhatia and M S Reddy, triggered an unprecedented Search and Rescue (SAR) operation by the IAF in recent times.

   
Russia to have 70 per cent new aircraft by 2020
 

August 2009

Moscow. New and modernized aircraft will comprise 70 per cent of the Russian Air Force by 2020.

   
IAF flies medical team, aid to Sri Lanka
 

July 2009

New Delhi, May 22. India dispatched a team of 27 doctors and paramedics to the war ravaged northern Sri Lanka, where the large civilian Tamil population is still reeling under the effects of the civil war.

   
IAF needs aircraft in adequate numbers
 

June 2009

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik says that aircraft numbers are as A important as technology and that “both these considerations have their own specific compulsions.”

   
IAF setting up secure network
 

June 2009

The Indian Air Force is creating a robust and secure network system to link all its aircraft and other assets.

   
India inducts its first AWACs
 

June 2009

New Delhi. India inducted its Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACs) aircraft Thursday My 28th with Defence Minister A K Antony handing over the ceremonial key of the aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
India floats tender for Combat and Heavy Lift helicopters
 

June 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the much-awaited tenders for 22 combat and 15 heavy lift helicopters to US, European and Russian manufacturers.

   
Spectacular Aero India 2009
 

March 2009

Bangalore. The five-day Aero India 2009 was an impressive show, and better than before with an increasing number of foreign and Indian participants, thanks to the Indian Air Force’s mega plans for transformation to 42 squadrons by 2022 and an ultramodern infrastructure and networking of assets.

   
The Bravehearts who Launced IAF’s Strategic Airlift Capability
 

March 2009

Agra. A It was on 11th April 1985 that the mighty Il 76 entered the Indian Air Force transport fleet, giving IAF strategic airlift capability for the first time.

   
IAF, Phalcons and Net Centricity
 

March 2009

New Delhi. There is a saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and the Indian Air Force’s first major step towards net centricity with links to ground stations from air to carry out aerial interceptions and control is about to begin with the induction of the first of three A-50E/ Phalcon Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft beginning May 2009.

   
IAF should induct the MRCA by 2014, says Air Chief
 

February 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin flight trials of all the six competing Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) within the next few months with a timeline to induct them latest by end-2014.

   
IAF acquires all 3 Boeing Business Jets for VIPS
 

February 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has acquired all the three Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) it had ordered from the US company.

   
IAF looking for Heavy to Very Lift Transport Aircraft and Helicopters
 

February 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will shortly float tenders for 40 to 70 tonne class of transport aircraft as well as Heavy Lift helicopters to replace its Soviet vintage Mi 26 machines.

   
Aero India 2009
 

December 2008

Bangalore. India Strategic will release its February issue and three editions of Show Dailies at the Aero India 2009 beginning here February 11.

   
Future of Military Aviation and Indian Air Force
 

October 2008

New Delhi. What will be future of air power, and that of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the coming years?

   
Indian Aerospace Sector needs around $ 100 billion
 

October 2008

New Delhi. The technologydriven aerospace sector in India needs an investment of US$ 100 billion, according to Air Chief Marshal F H Major.

   
IAF in “A Very Comprehensive Modernisation Programme,” says Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major in his Inaugural Address at the N-SAT, Sep 25, 2008
 

October 2008

New Delhi. Air Chief Marshal Tyagi, Air Marshal Goel, Mr Luthra, Chief Editor, India Strategic, Representatives from the Industry, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to be here this morning and address an audience that is so much a participant in the future growth of the Indian Air Force.

   
IAF aiming for Diverse Capabilities, says Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal P V Naik in his Keynote Address on Fighter Technology and Advance Systems, Sep 26, 2008
 

October 2008

New Delhi. Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen.

   
India needs a ‘High-end Capability Air Force”, Says Mr Shekhar Dutt, Deputy National Security Advisor, in his Valedictory Speech at the N-SAT, Sep 26, 2008
 

October 2008

New Delhi. Air Chief Marshal Tyagi, Air Marshal Goel, Mr Gulshan Luthra and friends. .

   
Indian Air Force and its Transport Fleet
 

October 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932, that being the date of its formal constitution.

   
BEML Aerospace Takes Off
 

October 2008

Bangalore. New Frontiers and New Dreams are the two cornerstones of BEML Limited, one of India’s most respected public sector companies in defence.

   
Exercise Red Flag
 

September 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has done it again. It’s simply proved that it is as good as any, and earned raise from the partners in the friendly, but nearrealistic Red Flag Exercise held at the Nellis Air Force Base in the deserts of Nevada this August.

   
New Aircraft and Helicopters for the Indian Prime Minister
 

September 2008

New Delhi.The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to get its second Boeing 737-700 Business jet for VIP operations next month, and the last and third within 60 days after that.

   
IAF orders Israeli Spyder Missile
 

September 2008

New Delhi. India has signed an agreement with Israel to acquire 18 Spyder Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) to protect high-value assets of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
IAF inducts indigenously built Hawk AJT
 

August 2008

New Delhi. India has signed an agreement with Israel to acquire 18 Spyder Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) to protect high-value assets of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

   
Akash for IAF
 

May 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has finally decided to home on the indigenous Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) to protect its airbases.

   
IAF inducts the Akash missile
 

May 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to induct two squadrons of the indigenous Akash Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM).

   
Indian Air Force To Acquire 24 Attack And 12 Heavy Lift Helicopters
 

February 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to acquire 24 new attack helicopters and 12 heavy lift helicopters to replace and augment its Soviet-era fleets.

   
Transformation IAF, $ 70 billion to be spent over the next 20 Years
 

February 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated a major transformation process, requiring around US$ 70 billion over the next few years.

   
MRCA Induction by 2012
 

February 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) should start getting delivery of its 126 Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCAs) from 2012 onwards.

   
Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft
 

February 2008

New Delhi. The Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) should be inducted in 2016.

   
IAF to buy 40 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers
 

February 2008

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy 40 more Hawk Advanced Jet trainers (AJTs).

   
IAF Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
 

October 2007

The President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Communications & IT Minister, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and many dignitaries and diplomats attended the Air Force Day Reception hosted by Chief of Air Staff FH Major at the Air House.

   
Indian Air Force, 75 and Beyond
 

October 2007

New Delhi. Air power is about reach, deployed successfully in World Wars I and II, and then about technology, increasingly developed and used from then onwards. It was a game of numbers, bravery and skill at dogfights, which the pioneer pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) played like their counterparts elsewhere, and distinguished themselves.

   
Aerial dogfights will remain relevant forever, says ace pilot
 

October 2007

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh). In an era of beyond visual range (BVR) and fire-and-forget missiles, the art of aerial combat -- dogfights in military parlance -- will forever be relevant

   
Raytheon’s AESA Radar
 

September 2007

The Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar is regarded a key to modern and future warfare systems

   
Self Reliance in Aviation Lubricants
  August 2007
New Delhi. Three years ago, an article in a US journal described how the US sanctions had hurt India: HAL Hedges - US sanctions were a bitter experience for Indian manufacturer.
   
Lockheed, Wipro set up Network Centric Operation Centre
  August 2007
Gurgaon. US Military systems giant Lockheed Martin and India's leading IT company Wipro have joined hands to set up a Network Centric Operations Centre in India to develop new network enabled capabilities for the world market.
   
IAF Helicopters
  August 2007
New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy a large number of Eurocopter Fennec AS 550 C3 helicopters to replace its ageing fleet of Chetak and Cheetah helicopters.
   
BOEING offers Chinook helicopters to India
  August 2007
Philadelphia. Boeing is offering its Chinook CH 47F, the US Army version, to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for multi role missions but Indian forces could go in for specilised variants if they opted to.
   
IAF expects to induct the new Combat Jets by 2012
  August 2007
New Delhi. India released the much-awaited tender for 126 multi role combat aircraft (MRCA) to six manufacturers August 28, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief of Air Staff saying that “he expected the new jets to be inducted before or by 2012.”
   
India to build advanced attack helicopter
  July 2007
Paris. Helicopters are playing an increasingly significant role in military aviation due to their versatile capability in reaching tough terrain and being able to land and lift material without forward motion.
   
How will IAF acquire its multi-role jets?
  July 2007
New Delhi. The Indian Ministry of Defence has dropped the life-cycle cost calculation for its coming tender for 126 new Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) as there will be too many “imponderables” over the rather long life of these jets extending up to around 2050.
   
India set to acquire precision bomb technology
  July 2007
Paris. Precision bombing with maximum impact and minimal collateral damage is the key to warfare now and later.
   
All new MRCA to be purchased from one company
  July 2007
India Strategic had an informative interview session with the Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi major, on the eve of the Paris Air Show. This is the first part of the exhaustive interview, aimed at the IAF’s Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) requirement. The 2nd part, on other issues, will be carried in the next edition.
   
   
   
   
   
 
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