Indian Air Force

Air warfare branch of India's military

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed after only three years.

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The first aircraft with tail number RB-01 was received by a team of Indian Air Force officers led by Air Marshal VR Chaudhary in France.
Credit: DNA - Published 3 days ago

Air Marshal Bhadauria (PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC) will become the 26th IAF Chief after taking over from the incumbent top gun Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa..
Credit: DNA - Published 3 days ago

Now, Astra BVRAAM will be inducted into the IAF with the DRDO sounding confident that it will prove to be force multiplier due to its pinpoint accuracy and..
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

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The test-fire of the air-to-air missile was conducted by DRDO using the Indian Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft.
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

The officials will land at Vijayanagar ALG in AN-32, a turboprop twin-engined military transport aircraft.
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

The Indian Air Force has signed an over Rs 250 crore contract with Israel for Mark 84 warhead and bombs, which can destroy buildings completely
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

In a major boost for India's aerial firepower, the Indian Air Force has started receiving the 'building blaster' version of the Balakot air strike-fame..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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