Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari took over as The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) at a ceremony at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on Thursday. An alumnus of NDA, the CAS was commissioned in December 1982 in the fighter stream of the IAF. He has flown more than 3800 hours on multiple fighter and trainer aircraft.
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari has been named as the next Chief of Air Staff. Air Marshal VR Chaudhari is currently serving as the Vice Chief of Air Staff. He will take charge as the IAF chief on October 1, 2021. Notably, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will retire on September 30, 2021.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to procure Dassault Aviation’s 24 second-hand Mirage 2000 fighters to strengthen its ageing fleet of fourth-generation fighters, reported Hindustan Times. The IAF will also reportedly acquire parts for its two existing Mirage 2000 squadrons. A contract worth 27 million euros has been initiated by the force.
The much-awaited trailer of Ajay Devgn’s movie “Bhuj: The Pride Of India” was released on Monday, i.e. July 12. The movie, directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, is based on the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The lead role of Squadron Leader Vijay Kumar Karnik is played by Ajay Devgn.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Chaudhary was killed in an Mig-21 BISON aircraft crash on Thursday night. The accident took place Punjab’s Moga district. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to investigate the crash. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the accident occurred.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the biannual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders’ Conference (AFCC-21) at Air Headquarters. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria welcomed Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday inducted Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBVPs) in a bid to enhance its capability to tackle terrorist attacks on its airbases like the one on Pathankot Airbase. The LBVPs can withstand even grenade attacks. Each vehicle weighs six tonne.
Exercise Desert Flag –VI successfully culminated today with de-induction of the Indian contingent from UAE. Ex Desert Flag is an annual multi-lateral large force employment exercise hosted by UAE. The sixth edition of the exercise was conducted from March 4 to March 27 at Air Force Base Al Dhafra, UAE. IAF participated in the exerciseContinue reading “Exercise Desert Flag-VI: Annual Multi-Lateral Military Drill Culminates With De-Induction of IAF’s Contingent From UAE”
The Indian Air Force is participating for the first time in Exercise Desert Flag-VI. Air forces of United Arab Emirates, United States of America, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain are also participating in the desert. The exercise is scheduled from March 3, 2021 to March 27, 2021 at Al-Dhafra airbase of the UAE.
Garima Abrol, widow of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, got commissioned into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as flying officer after passing out from Airforce Academy at Dundigal near Hyderabad on December 19. Last year in July, Garima cleared Services Selection Board (SSB) from AFSB Varanasi in the widow category. She joined the Airforce academy in January this year.