The Indian Air Force will hold talks with top Hindustan Aeronautics Limited officials on issues of production and upgradation of aircraft at the IAF commanders’ conference, amid questions being raised about its capabilities against the backdrop of the... read more
IAF chief BS Dhanoa introduced guests to Captain Faqir Singh (retd) at the Indian Air Force Day reception attended by PM Narendra Modi, several cabinet ministers and the country’s top military hierarchy. read more
Air Force chief BS Dhanoa said the negotiations by the previous United Progressive Alliance government to purchase 126 Rafale jets had hit an impasse and could not be translated into a contract. read more
Hundreds of patients were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the pharmacy building of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said. At least ten fire engines were pressed into service after the fire was noticed at around 8am in the building of the hospital, the oldest institute of western medicine in the country, located on College Street.
The NDA government’s deal in 2015 with the French government replaced the UPA regime’s decision to buy 126 Rafale aircraft, 108 of which were to be made in India by HAL using parts imported from France. read more
Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa speaking at an Indian Air Force event in Delhi on Wednesday, batted for the controversial Rafale deal. Speaking on the occasion, the Air Chief Marshal said, “What we do not have are the numbers, against a sanctioned strength of 42 squadrons, we are down to 31. Even when we do have 42 squadrons, we will be below the combined numbers of two of our regional adversaries.” He further added, “By providing the Rafale and S-400, the government is strengthening the Indian Air Force to counter the short falls of our depleting numbers.”read more
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said the deployment of Sukhoi-27 and J-10 fleets (in Tibet) for continuous operations during winter months affords People’s Liberation Army Air Force a credible year round capability. read more