IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Addresses Inaugural Session of AFCC

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).

IAF Inducts Light Bullet Proof Vehicles to Strengthen Airbase Security Against Terrorist Attacks

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.

India Likely to Get Air Defence And Maritime Theatre Commands By August 15, 2021: Report

India is likely to get two theatre commands by August 15, reported CNN News 18. According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make announcement in this regard on August 15.  The two theatre commands will be  – the Maritime Command and the Air Defence Command.

Exercise Desert Flag-VI: Annual Multi-Lateral Military Drill Culminates With De-Induction of IAF’s Contingent From UAE

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”

Exercise Desert Flag VI: IAF to Participate in The Military Drill in UAE For The 1st Time

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.

Defence Budget 2021: Defence Allocation Increased to Rs 4.78 Lakh Crore With 18.75% Hike in Capital Outlay

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the Budget 2021 in the Lok Sabha. A significant push has been given to the defence sector. Defence allocation in the budget has been increased to Rs 4,78,195.62 crore for the Financial Year 2021-22.

Garima Abrol, Widow of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, Joins Indian Air Force as Flying Officer

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.

Wing Commander (R) Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan, IAF’s First Woman Commissioned Officer, Dies at 96

The first commissioned women officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander (Retd) Dr Vijayalakshmi Ramanan died on Wednesday. She was 96 years old. Wing Commander Vijayalakshmi Ramanan died due to old age ailments. She was a recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).

Flt Lt Shivangi Singh Becomes First Woman Fighter Pilot to Join Rafale’s ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron

Lieutenant Shivangi SIngh on Tuesday became the first woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Rafale squadron “Golden Arrows”. Flt Lt Shivangi Singh was commissioned into the IAF in 2017. She was part of the the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots. Flt Lt Singh is currently undergoing conversion training, and will become part of Squadron no. 17, which is based in Ambala.

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019: Indian Army’s Col Sarfaraz Singh, Son of Olympic Hockey Legend Balbir Singh, Selected For Prestigious Award

The Centre on Friday announced the National Sports Awards 2020. This year, the Indian Army officer Colonel Sarfaraz Singh, so of Olympic Hockey legend Late Col (Retd.) Balbir Singh has been selected for the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2019. Col Sarfaraz along with Anita Devi, Taka Tamut, Narender Singh and Keval Hiren Kakka will be conferred with the prestigious award in Land Adventure category.