India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Thursday March 26, 2015
16 years ago, I flew onboard Mirage 2000s of the Indian Air Force over Tiger Hill within days of India handing Pakistan a humiliating defeat in the Kargil war. It remains, what I consider, the biggest exclusive in my career as a journalist.
Chandigarh News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 20, 2015
Following demands from private airlines, the runway of the Chandigarh airport of the Indian Air Force (IAF) would soon be available round the clock for civilian flights.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Four police personnel were today killed while at least two others injured after an armed cadre of a banned insurgent group ambushed them in the jungles of South Garo Hills district in Meghalaya.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday March 9, 2015
The Nagaland government had failed to appreciate the gravity of last week's protests in Dimapur, which ended with a mob breaking into a prison, dragging out a rape accused and lynching him, sources in the Union home ministry told NDTV. So far, 42 peo...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 5, 2015
A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district today, with the pilot ejecting safely.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 4, 2015
President Pranab Mukherjee today said India needs strong defence forces for not only ensuring peace but also safeguarding its territorial integrity.
Telangana News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 3, 2015
An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday February 25, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar appear to have sorted out one of the key issues holding up the estimated $15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. A final decision...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 20, 2015
President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the prestigious Presidential Standard on 21 Squadron and 116 Helicopter Unit on March 4 at a grand ceremony at the Air Force Station in Jodhpur.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 20, 2015
Keen to continue its dominant position in the Indian defence market, Russia has said it is willing to partner with India to jointly make products that will "find the markets of the future".
India News | Thursday February 19, 2015
Did pilots of the Indian Air Force deliberately crash a perfectly functional Sukhoi Su-30 fighter by ejecting from the aircraft in October in Maharashtra last year? The incident had prompted the temporary grounding of India's entire Sukhoi fleet.
India News | Reuters | Thursday February 19, 2015
India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Wednesday February 18, 2015
The CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, has indicated that he is confident of winning the contract for at least 126 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force in a deal which was initially worth $12 billion or Rs. 74,400 crore and could go up ...
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Dilip Bobb | Tuesday February 17, 2015
After a crippling three decade wait by the Indian Air Force for the home-made fighter jet Tejas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly set a deadline of a month for training and maintenance manuals to be shared with pilots.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Monday February 16, 2015
Four years after their last flight, the Surya Kirans, the Indian Air Force's dare-devil aerobatic squadron, is all set to take to the skies once again.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Friday February 13, 2015
Ahead of Aero India, touted as Asia's biggest air show, aviation major Boeing has made it clear that it cannot wait indefinitely for the government to sign a deal for Apache attack helicopters and Chinook heavy lift choppers.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday February 12, 2015
The Indian Army's Dhruv helicopter that crashed in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday had two very experienced men flying it.
Blog | Rahul Verma | Wednesday February 4, 2015
He was fighting cancer, dreamt of being an Air Force pilot.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 31, 2015
A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bed village in Gujarat's Jamnagar district on Saturday. The pilot managed to eject, and is safe, police said.
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Saturday January 31, 2015
A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force has crashed in Jamnagar in Gujarat. Initial reports say that the pilot ejected safely before the crash.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 28, 2015
Surprised at receiving a compliment from US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the Inter-Service Guard of Honour inspected by the US President at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said "it feels good".
India News | Written by Harsha Kumari Singh | Tuesday January 27, 2015
A MiG-27 fighter jet crashed today in Mahabar village, four kilometers from Barmer district of Rajasthan. The plane crashed on a passing motorcycle injuring the rider.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 26, 2015
The fly-past by Indian Air Force aircraft during the Republic Day parade has thrilled people over the years, but many a heart skipped a beat watching the spectacular 'Vertical Charlie' manoeuvre of its elite Su-30 MKI aircraft on Monday.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Sugam Singhal | Monday January 26, 2015
On a damp Delhi morning, with President Barack Obama watching, about 300 women made history for India. In three contingents -one each for the army, air force and navy- they marched as part of the Republic Day parade, dazzling onlookers despite the d...