Carrier-based aircraft: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Rakesh K Singh Bhadauria appointed as new Chief of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who played a key role in negotiating the Rafale deal, has been appointed the new Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He will take charge from the incumbent Chief B S Dhanoa on September 30 on his superannuation.

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly in LCA Tejas

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 19th September 2019 flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. He becomes the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Defence Minister Flies in Tejas Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, ..

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 ..

Exercise Varuna 2019 to be conducted between India and France

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna-2019’ off Goa coast and Karwar with an objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). The exercise will be conducted early May 2019 and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters. India will deploy its aircraft ..

US warship spotted in South China Sea

A US Navy warship carrying large number of F – 35 fighter jets was seen in the South China sea. The US ship wasp carried at least 10 F – 35 fighter jets more than the usual load of 6. The Nationals reported that the warship is testing the war fighting concept known as “Lighting ..