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Western Naval Command Conducts Joint Maritime Exercise: PASCHIM LEHAR (XPL-2022)

A joint maritime exercise Paschim Lehar (XPL-2022) conducted by the Indian Navy off the West Coast was concluded on 25 January 2022. The exercise was conducted over a duration of 20…

When India Goes to War With China

It is an open secret that China challenges everything India sets its eyes on, be it cooperation with Quad partners (the United States, Australia, Japan), international organizations like United Nations,…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Lone survivor of the CDS helicopter crash Group Captain Varun Singh, SC also succumbs at Command Hospital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The only survivor of last week's helicopter crash that killed Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat and 12 onoard succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, Indian…

DRDO & Indian Air Force successfully flight-test indigenous Stand-Off Anti-Tank Missile

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges on December 11, 2021.…

General Bipin Rawat and 12 others die in the helicopter crash in Coonoor – IAF confirms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Mrs Madhulika Rawat  and 11 other people died after a military helicopter they were travelling…

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…