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Tarun Chaudhri becomes first IAF pilot to complete wingsuit skydive jump

Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhri has become the first Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot to perform a wingsuit skydive jump. He achieved the feat on July 21 during the Kargil Diwas celebrations at Air Force Station in Jodhpur. The jump was accomplished from a Mi-17 helicopter from an altitude of 8,500 feet. This is the first ..

Civil Aviation in India

The domestic civil aviation market has received a major flip with 12 new routes added under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. What is the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)? The RCS also referred to as the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a major connectivity scheme launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It has two ..

Aviation in India

While the national media has been dominated by news that has painted a gloomy picture of the aviation sector in the country, the data put forth by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh has bellied all claims by projecting a healthy growth rate of 17%. Why this matters? With Air ..

Arun Kumar appointed as new chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Arun Kumar, an IAS officer of 1989 batch of Haryana cadre, has been appointed as the new chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Kumar is also the additional secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The DGCA is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation ..

Indo-French Joint Air Exercise “Garuda-V” started in Mont-de-Marsan

The 6th edition of Exercise Garuda-VI has started between Indian and French Air Force from 1st of July 2019 at French Air Force Base – Mont-de-Marsan. The exercise will see the most potent fighter aircraft of the two countries going head-to-head to validate the latest defence strategies and fine-tune their waging capabilities and is expected ..

India inks Rs 200 crore defence deal with Russia for ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missile

Under the emergency provisions, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an Rs 200 crore defence deal with Russia to acquire ‘Strum Ataka’ anti-tank missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers. The Mi-35s are the existing attack choppers of the Indian Air Force and are set to be replaced with the Apache gunships being ..

Airports Authority of India (AAI) signs pact with Boeing to modernize air traffic management in India

The US aircraft maker Boeing co and national airports body Airports Authority of India (AAI) have signed a technical assistance agreement for developing a comprehensive roadmap for modernisation of air traffic services in the country. The air traffic services comprise Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM). The 10-year modernisation roadmap will ..

Mohana Singh becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet

Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day a Hawk advanced jet aircraft. She achieved the feat at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal. Lt Mohana’s training involved flying both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions. She has undertaken many practice missions which involved firing of rockets, ..