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5th edition of Ex Indradhanush begins

The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom have jointly began the 5th edition of Ex Indradhanush. The exercise is to be conducted at Hindan Air Force Station, located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, from 24 Feb to 29 Feb 2020. The focus of this year’s exercise is ‘Base Defence ..

IAF AN-32 test flight

The Prime Minister hailed the Indian Air Force’s test of the AN-32 aircraft which flew using 10% bio-jet fuel that was indigenously produced. What is the significance of the AN-32 test flight of IAF in February? The Indian Air Force conducted a test flight of Antonov AN-32 aircraft in early February. It was powered by ..

India and US sign $3 billion military helicopter deal

During the Indian visit of the US President Donald Trump, India and the US signed a $3 billion military helicopter deal. It includes the deal for 24 MH-60 Sikorsky Romeo multi-role helicopters and 6 Apache attack choppers. The Romeo Seahawk helicopters, which are to be deployed in Indian Navy, have state-of-the-art combat systems. The Apache ..

Boeing may offer F-15EX fighter aircraft to India

Top Global aerospace company Boeing recently announced that it has asked license from the United States authorities for sanction, to export its F-15EX fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force. This was announced by the aerospace firm in an aviation magazine. After this fighter aircraft is inducted, it would be the eighth fighter aircraft deployed ..

Antonov An-32 takes off with 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel

The Antonov An-32 of the Indian Air Force recently took-off from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. The aircraft was powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the indigenous bio-jet fuel. The bio-fuel is produced from the tree borne ..

First Sukhoi Squadron of Southern India commissioned at Thanjavur

Nicknamed ‘Tiger Sharks’, a new squadron of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets will be commissioned by the Indian Air Force at its Thanjavur airbase in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 20th January 2020. The Sukhoi-30MKI is an especially modified fighter jet that has the capability to carry the air-launched BrahMos cruise missiles. The first Sukhoi fighter jets to ..

Armed Forces Veterans Day

14th January is being observed as Armed Forces Veterans Day as a mark of recognition and respect of the services rendered by the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa. The day acknowledges and honors the sacrifice of our military veterans who have served the nation with selfless devotion. The ..

GoI fixes upper age limit of CDS post as 65

Government of India has fixed the upper age limit of CDS post as 65. The post is of great importance as he will serve as the military advisor of the government and will also possess nuclear powers. He will also head the agencies like space and cyber that were formed recently. Any Chief in the ..