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Replacement of Helicopters of Indian Armed Forces

Replacement of aircraft fleet of the defence forces including Cheetah and Chetak helicopters  is reviewed from time to time keeping in view the operational requirements. This is a continuous process.…

The Dubai Air Show 2021: Opportunities For The Indian Armed Forces?

The Dubai Air Show (DAS) 2021 was held at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai from 14-18 November 21 and is the first and largest such event since the cancellation of…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Defence Acquisition Council headed by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves proposal of value Rs. 2,236 Cr.

Key highlights: ·           Indian Air Force to procure GSAT-7C Satellite and Ground Hubs for real-time connectivity of Software Defined Radios ·           Complete design, development and launching of satellite to be in India…

IAF at the Dubai Air Show

17 November 21, the penultimate day of the Dubai Air Show 2021 commenced with a fascinating combined flypast by the IAF's Suryakiran Aerobatics Team and UAE's Al Fursan Display Team.…

Purvanchal Expressway: An Expressway with A Strategic Defence Advantage

On 16th Nov 2021, UPEIDA’s Purvanchal Expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His landing on the expressway in an IAF plane has a deeper meaning and purpose. The…

Indian Air Force (IAF) Revalidates Heavy Lift for Winter Stocking

A joint airlift exercise, ‘Op Hercules’ was undertaken by the Indian Air Force and Indian Army on 15 November 2021. The aim of this high intensity airlift was to strengthen…

IAF – AIR FORCE COMMANDERS’ CONFERENCE NOV 2021

The Second bi-annual IAF Commanders’ Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri on 10 Nov 21 at Air Headquarter (Vayu Bhawan). Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR…

IAF Contingent Inducts for the Dubai Air Show 2021

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Contingent has inducted for participation in the biennial Dubai Air Show to be held at the Al Maktoum International Airport from 14th to 18th November 21. The…

India’s Rafale vs Pakistan’s JF-17: Who Steals The ‘Thunder’?

Historically, the moniker of ‘fighter aircraft’ came into use much after the advent of such machines. The British Royal Flying Corps (the Air Arm of the British Army in World War…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

DRDO & Indian Air Force carry out successful flight tests of indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon

Key highlights: Two different configurations on satellite navigation & electro optical sensors tested successfully First Electro optical seeker based flight test of this class of bomb in the country Equipped…

DRDO & IAF jointly flight test Long-Range Bomb successfully

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) team jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb (LRB) successfully from an aerial platform on October 29, 2021. The…

Indian Air Force – Game Changers in the Current Geo Strategic Scenario

“The one who controls Aerospace will control the planet Earth” was well established by the 1950s. The major powers began spending greater sums on aerospace. Air offers speed, range, accuracy,…

By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)