Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria flew the homegrown basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 prototype (Photo: IAF/Twitter)

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies HAL’s trainer over Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria flew the homegrown basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 prototype over this aerospace hub for assessing its prowess, said the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) on Thursday. “Bhadauria flew for the first time the HTT-40, designed and built by our aircraft division, to assess its flying characteristics, including […]

IAF chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria (File Photo/IANS)

IAF boss accepts shooting down own chopper was ‘big mistake’

New Delhi: In an admission that may embarrass the union government, the new IAF chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria accepted on Friday morning that shooting down the Indian chopper in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year was a “big mistake”. An Mi17 V5 chopper was shot down at Budgam near Srinagar on February 27. It was […]

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IAF ‘accepts’ Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday. The jet will be formally handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for induction into the IAF when he visits France on the occasion of Dussehra on […]

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Eight Apache choppers inducted into IAF at Pathankot Air Base

New Delhi: In a major boost to India’s air defence capabilities, the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted eight Apache helicopters on Tuesday at the Pathankot Air Base in Punjab. The variant of the helicopter, Apache A64E, is the most advanced version and has been designed by the US-based manufacturer Boeing to meet the IAF’s requirements. […]