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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74-year-old CBR Prasad met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday and handed over the cheque to him.
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It is rightly said that you can take the soldier out of Army but you cannot take the Army out of the soldier. Meet 74-year-old CBR Prasad, a retired airman who..
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The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September 2019 as per schedule, a top government official said on Saturday. Rafale..
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A Bhopal-based policeman has styled his moustache taking inspiration from Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's classic gunslinger..
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Once the Su-30MKI and the Rafale start operating together, it will be a potent combination against our adversaries, be it Pakistan or anybody else, says RKS..
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Aviation Secretary Nusrat, who is also the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), on Thursday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation..
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Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward IAF airbases. Pakistan..
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ACM Dhanoa's sortie in the YAK-130 gives the IAF a chance to get first-hand knowledge of the jet which can also be used as a light-attack aircraft
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"Once the Su-30MKI and the Rafale start operating together, it will be a potent combination against our adversaries, be it Pakistan or anybody else. It will be a..
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JOINT EFFORT: Exercise between Indian & French Air Force is 6th edition of Garuda
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IAF already has a sanctioned strength of 272 Su-30 MKIs and also operates 69 MiG-29 UPGs
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The Chinooks will be based at IAF's Chandigarh air base to take care of the supply line to Siachen glacier and the Line of Actual Control with China in Ladakh
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According to the IAF, Garuda VI's objective is to share good practices, and to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and French air forces
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The IAF is finalising two long-pending mega โ€˜Make in Indiaโ€™ projects worth about Rs 1.5 lakh crore ($22 billion). While the project for 56 medium transport..
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The exercise was a part of the India-France joint "Garuda" exercise being held at the Air Force Base Mont-De-Marsan in France.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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