The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday undertook live test-firing of a BrahMos missile from a Su30 MkI. The test-firing was conducted on the Eastern seaboard. The missile achieved a direct hit on the target, a decommissioned Indian Navy ship.
Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet in February 2019, was awarded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. The Defence Investiture Ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, November 22.
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 Indian Air Force (IAF) signed a deal to procure 70,000 AK-103 assault rifles from Russia. The contract signed by the IAF is emergency provisions to replace INSAS rifles. AK-103 rifles are expected to come within the next few months into the service. As per reports, the force has a requirement of 1.5 lakh rifles. The entire contract reportedly is around Rs 300 crore. It was signed last week.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday, i.e. July 28, operationalised the second Rafale squadron after “Golden Arrows”. The IAF formally inducted Rafale aircraft into No. 101 Squadron at Air Force Station Hasimara in Eastern Air Command (EAC). Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the induction ceremony.
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.
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff on July 1, 2021. The Air Marshal was commissioned in the Fighter stream of the IAF on December 29, 1982. The Air Officer has a flying experience of more than 3,800 hours on a wide variety of fighter and trainer aircraft, including missions flown during Op-Meghdoot and Op-Safed Sagar.
IAF Cheif RKS Bhadauria Flies Missing Man Formation in Mig-21 BISON to Pay Tribute to Sqaudron Leader Abhinav Choudhary
The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Thursday [paid tribute to Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, who lost his life in Mig-21 Bison crash last week, by flying “missing man” formation. Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flew the “missing man” formation in a MiG-21 Bison aircraft.