New Delhi, Feb 28: The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike mission against a practice target at Pokhran to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes in which a Jaish-e-Mohammad training facility was struck.
New Delhi, Feb 26: On February 26 2019, the Indian Air Force hit a Jaish-e-Mohammad training facility in Balakot, Pakistan to avenge the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
In a daring pre-dawn operation the IAF took down the training facility that had been mapped by the intelligence years ago. Former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan told OneIndia that while the facility had been mapped over one and half decades back, it required a strong leadership with guts to hit the facility.
New Delhi, Dec 07: A French proposal to acquire six Airbus 330 multi role transport tanker aircraft on a government to government basis to expand the strike capabilities of the Indian Air Force and purchasing the latest mid-air refuellers is under consideration by the Ministry of Defence.
The Indian Air Force wanted to get an Airbus 33 MRTT on a wet lease from a British company. However the proposal by France involves selling 5 to 7 year old aircraft to the IAF with a certification of another 30 years of platform life. This would be done at a reduced price.
New Delhi, Nov 04: The Golden Arrows Squadron of the Indian Air Force will have 18 Rafale fighter jets by April 2021. Three new Rafale jets will arrive today at the Jamnagar airbase directly from France.
The additional jets will bolster the capabilities of the Golden Arrows Squadron of the Indian Air Force. This is crucial as it comes at a time when the tensions with China have been escalated along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh.
New Delhi, Oct 28: Come April 2021, the Golden Arrows squadron will be complete with 18 Rafale fighter jets.
The Indian Air Force will get its second batch of three to four Rafale fighter jets in the first week of November. This will further bolster the Air Force amidst the tensions with China.
New Delhi, Oct 15: A team of the Indian Air Force led by a two star officer is in France to review the progress of the Rafale project. The second batch of fighters is set to reach their home base at Ambala in the next few weeks.
The IAF is expecting three Rafale jets to delivered every two months. All the planes are likely to join the IAF fleet by the end of the year. The team in France is headed by the assistant chief of air staff (projects). The team reached France earlier this week for a review of the project.
New Delhi, Oct 09: Rudram 1, the tactical anti radiation missile was test fired successfully on Friday.
The missile can be launched by the Indian Air Force from the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems and it has a speed of up to 2 Mach.
New Delhi, Oct 05: The chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India ready to deal with any challenge from China. We are deployed strongly to deal with any contingency, the IAF chief also said.
We have made deployment in all relevant areas and Ladakh is a small part. Bhaduria also said that India is prepared for any conflict, including a two front war. Our capabilities have surprised the adversary, he also said.
New Delhi, Sep 29: The Indian Air Force is resolved to counter any misadventure, IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria said. The current security scenario along our northern frontier is at an uneasy no war, no peace status, he also said. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality, he also said on situation in Eastern Ladakh.
Air power will be a crucial enabler in our victory in any future conflict and the induction of the Rafale jets along with the Chinook, Apaches and other aircraft fleet has provided the IAF with substantial tactical capabilities, the IAF chief also said.
New Delhi, Sep 04: Amidst the escalating tensions with China, the Army and Indian Air Force chiefs visited the forward areas. This comes in the wake of China moving additional forces opposite to the Chushul sector in easter Ladakh.