Indian Air Force Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Air Force

The IAF was founded on 8 October, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire. Now, it forms the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces, Its primary responsibilities are to secure the Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare in the event of conflict. However, it is also involved in humanitarian missions ..

DRDO flight-tests New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG)

New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG), a surface-to-air Missile has been successfully flight-tested Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on 21 July, 2021 from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha.   Highlights Having a range of 80km Akash-NG has a better range compared to the original version which has a range of around ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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October 31: Ekta Diwas

Every year on October 31, India celebrates the National Unity Day or Ekta Diwas. This year the celebrations of the day are to be held in Kevadia, Guajrat. PM Modi is to participate in the celebrations. Key Highlights This year Ekta Diwas is to be celebrated to commemorate 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. ..

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Indian Navy operationalises first Batch of Women Pilots

On October 22, 2020, the Indian Navy operationalised the first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi. This was done by the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy. Highlights The three women pilots are Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. They underwent training partly with the Indian Air Force and ..

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Defence Ministry places 10 lakh hand grenades order with private sector for the first time

On October 1, 2020, the Defence Ministry placed orders with a private firm for the first time. The order has been placed for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. These grenades will replace the vintage design grenades that are in use. So far, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. ..

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