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The jets’ arrival will allow the IAF to begin raising its second Rafale squadron at Hasimara in West Bengal. (TWITTER/@Indian Embassy.)

3 more Rafale jets leave for India from France

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:20 AM IST
  • India ordered 36 warplanes from France (equivalent of two squadrons) in 2016 for Rs.59,000 crore under a government-to-government deal.
PM Modi also asked RKS Bhadauria about the health of the IAF personnel and their families
PM Modi also asked RKS Bhadauria about the health of the IAF personnel and their families

PM Modi speaks to IAF chief, takes stock of efforts by Air Force to tackle Covid

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 04:20 PM IST
  • Briefing PM Modi about IAF's preparedness, Bhadauria said the IAF has ordered its entire heavy lift fleet and a substantial number of medium lift fleets to be prepared round the clock.
The A330 can not only operate with load in thin atmosphere of Ladakh and beyond but also supply fuel to Indian fighters at Himalayan heights with combat radius of 1800 km and 50 tonnes of fuel for four hours.(Representational photo)
The A330 can not only operate with load in thin atmosphere of Ladakh and beyond but also supply fuel to Indian fighters at Himalayan heights with combat radius of 1800 km and 50 tonnes of fuel for four hours.(Representational photo)

IAF set to lease A330 mid-air refueller from France for training

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The A330 refuellers of France and UAE air force have been used to ferry as many as 17 Rafale omni-role fighters to India from Merignac-Bordeaux air base since July 2020. Another seven fighters are due to arrive in India in May
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also urged the industry to work on developing various military applications of AI. (ANI Photo)
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria also urged the industry to work on developing various military applications of AI. (ANI Photo)

AI can bring enormous changes in way we train and fight wars: IAF chief

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 08:07 PM IST
  • The chief of air staff said his force is also looking at using artificial intelligence in areas of data and intelligence fusion, maintenance as well as in its decision support system.
Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Defence Secretary and the Commander of the Sri Lankan Air Force in Colombo on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).
Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Defence Secretary and the Commander of the Sri Lankan Air Force in Colombo on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO).

IAF chief visits Colombo to mark Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • The IAF contingent arrived in Colombo on February 27. The Suryakiran Aerobatic Team had taken part in the SLAF’s golden jubilee celebrations two decades ago.
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force (PTI Photo) (PTI)

IAF gifts 1971 war helicopter to Bangladesh, gets F-86 fighter as return gift

ANI | , Dhaka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • The exchange of aircraft took place in Dhaka during the four day trip of Bhadauria to Bangladesh
Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria speaks to media on the sidelines of Aero India 2021, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria speaks to media on the sidelines of Aero India 2021, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

HT Interview: IAF chief RKS Bhadauria says indigenisation key to military might

By Rahul Singh, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 08:10 PM IST
On row with China, the IAF chief RKS Bhadauria says: "If we have to be a strong military power, it has to be on indigenous defence capability. And that is our focus."
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

IAF chief hails increase in capital outlay of Defence amid pandemic as huge step

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:45 AM IST
This statement comes after defence forces received an overall hike of around 7.4% over last year as 3.62 lakh crore were provided to them excluding pensions amid the China military standoff.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI)
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI)

Air Force Chief hails govt for introducing multiple reforms, policy changes

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:54 PM IST
"To build indigenous capability, the government has introduced multiple reforms and policy changes which encourage partners to collaborate on creating next-generation technologies and platforms under make in India program," Bhadauria said
Tejas is an indigenous fourth generation tailless compound delta wing aircraft. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria can be seen preparing to take the aircraft for a sortie.(SOURCED)
Tejas is an indigenous fourth generation tailless compound delta wing aircraft. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria can be seen preparing to take the aircraft for a sortie.(SOURCED)

IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron, equips it with LCA Tejas

Sulur, Tamil Nadu | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Formed on April 15, 1965, with the motto ‘Teevra aur Nirbhaya’ meaning ‘Swift and Fearless’, the Squadron was flying MiG 27 aircraft before it got number plated on April 15, 2016.
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