Tag: Indian Air Force

Close watch: As journalism goes for a nosedive, India calls the US officials’ bluff on count of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets

Lalit Shastri A Correspondent of The Hindu, who did a piece with the heading “U.S. count of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets found none missing, claims American magazine” on April 5 relied upon a report published by “Foreign Policy” to give wider coverage to the “Foreign Policy” story and join in casting serious doubt on the

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Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will take over as IAF Chief on 31 December

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, will takeover as Chief of Air Staff on 31 December 2016, on retirement of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM AVSM VM ADC. Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will be the 25th Chief of the IAF since independence. The appointment was formally

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India’s first women fighter pilots receive their stripes and wings

Newsroom24x7 Staff Hyderabad: History was made today when the first three women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force got their their stripes and wings at the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy at Dundigal on the outskirts of the twin cities. The vanguards of the IAF roared into the sky and painted the

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Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha underscores vision for a futuristic force

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Chief of Air Staff, air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has emphasized the need to build up mission capability of all platforms and weapon systems. He further reiterated the need for development and upkeep of infrastructure and fine tuning the human resource so as to be able to absorb induction of new

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India places order for 36 French Rafale fighter jets

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris: France gets the order for 36 RAFALE – multi role combat aircraft ready to fly –  as the first part of the mega contract for the Indian Air Force….as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during the joint press conference with the French President François Hollande today. The decision on Rafale jets was sealed after a

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Air marshal Anil Khosla takes over as Director General Air Operations

Newsroom24x7 Desk New delhi, Jan. 15: Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Director General Air Operations at Air Headquarters Tuesday this week. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in December 1979. He has over 4000 hours of flying experience having flown

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