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Last week, the Drugs Controller General of India announced “restricted emergency use” for Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield(PTI)

IAF, commercial airlines to provide transportation facilities for country wide Covid-19 vaccination drive

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Transport aircraft of the Air Force including the C-130Js and AN-32s are to be used for taking the vaccines to the remote parts of the country. The major part of transportation by air would be done by commercial airliners.
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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 Bhadauria visits Eastern Air Command, assures all support to Arunachal Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Itanagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:40 PM IST
The IAF chief, in his maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, called on Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu and discussed issues pertaining to the national security, recruitment of the state’s youth into the force and the IAF’s humanitarian missions in the state.
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A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident. (Representative photo/Mint)
A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident. (Representative photo/Mint)

MiG-21 aircraft of IAF crashes in Rajasthan; pilot safe

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Poulomi Ghosh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:43 PM IST
There has been no loss of life, the Indian Air Force tweeted.
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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during a sortie in the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Pakistan has become pawn in Chinese policy: IAF chief RKS Bhadauria

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:49 AM IST
In an address at a seminar organised by think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation, he said Pakistan’s dependence on China is going to increase as the country is set to reel under a Chinese debt-trap.
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File photo: Rafale combat aircraft at the Air Force Station in Ambala.(PTI)
File photo: Rafale combat aircraft at the Air Force Station in Ambala.(PTI)

More muscle to IAF with at least 3 more Rafales flying-in next month

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:25 PM IST
This batch of Rafale fighters will be the third set of deliveries of the French-origin aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
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AK Vs AK is set to release on December 24.
AK Vs AK is set to release on December 24.

As Anurag Kashyap, Anil Kapoor take digs at each other on Mumbai billboards, Vikramaditya Motwane speaks on AK vs AK strategy

PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Vikramaditya Motwane explains the novel way in which in his recent film, AK Vs AK is being promoted, calling Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap “secure artists” offscreen.
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If the isolation period for mildly symptomatic crew members is more than 14 days, they have to be examined by DGCA empanelled Class-1 examiner and crew is fit to fly if the examiner declares so.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
If the isolation period for mildly symptomatic crew members is more than 14 days, they have to be examined by DGCA empanelled Class-1 examiner and crew is fit to fly if the examiner declares so.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Asymptomatic Covid-19 infected crew to undergo 10-day home isolation, says DGCA

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:42 PM IST
The regulator said the December 18 circular supersedes the June 22 circular which mentioned that only those cabin crew members who come in direct contact with a COVID-positive person onboard a flight will be sent for mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh lauded the services of the Indian Air Force stating that it had been doing a commendable job in fighting the enemy and protecting the integrity of the country.(DEFENCE MINISTRY.)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh lauded the services of the Indian Air Force stating that it had been doing a commendable job in fighting the enemy and protecting the integrity of the country.(DEFENCE MINISTRY.)

‘India is not weak, won’t tolerate any aggression’: Rajnath Singh at IAF graduation parade

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The defence minister said India had always believed in dialogue and peace. He reminded that India had received a lot of appreciation from various countries for its posture during the stand-off with China.
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The Defence Research and Development Organisation had earlier planned to build six Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) on the Airbus 330 aircraft for which some facilities were planned to be created in Bengaluru.(File photo: ANI)
The Defence Research and Development Organisation had earlier planned to build six Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) on the Airbus 330 aircraft for which some facilities were planned to be created in Bengaluru.(File photo: ANI)

Six new ‘eyes in the sky’ for IAF to be built by DRDO on Air India planes

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Government sources said that as per the discussions on the AEW&C Block 2 aircraft to be developed by the DRDO under a Rs 10,500 crore project, the six aircraft would be acquired from the Air India fleet and modified to fly with a radar that will give 360-degree surveillance capability to the defence forces.
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IAF told the court that it has provided SRF-I information which contains details of number of crew and others on the PM's flight, but details of SRF-II cannot be provided as it contains names, ranks and organisation of security and other officials on the flight.(REUTERS)
IAF told the court that it has provided SRF-I information which contains details of number of crew and others on the PM's flight, but details of SRF-II cannot be provided as it contains names, ranks and organisation of security and other officials on the flight.(REUTERS)

Delhi HC stays CIC order directing IAF to provide information about PM’s foreign visits

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Justice Navin Chawla said the information sought by the RTI applicant with regard to details of ministry or department officials who accompanied the PM on a trip cannot be disclosed, but there was no harm in providing details of the number of passengers on flights.
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New Delhi: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria being presented memento by Japanese Chief of Staff of Air Force, General Izutsu Shunji during their meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria being presented memento by Japanese Chief of Staff of Air Force, General Izutsu Shunji during their meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: IAF chief, Japanese counterpart discuss enhancing cooperation, interoperability and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Japanese Chief of Staff of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force General Izutsu Shunji during their meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Japanese Chief of Staff of Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force General Izutsu Shunji during their meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

IAF chief discusses cooperation, interoperability with Japanese counterpart

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Gen. Shunji’s visit comes close on the heels of last month’s Malabar naval exercise involving India, Japan, the US and Australia.
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The IAF official did not rule out taking legal action against AK vs AK as well.Hours later, Anil Kapoor, 63, tweeted an apology in a video statement.(Netflix/YouTube)
The IAF official did not rule out taking legal action against AK vs AK as well.Hours later, Anil Kapoor, 63, tweeted an apology in a video statement.(Netflix/YouTube)

IAF raises objections to Netflix trailer

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:03 AM IST
This is the second time in recent months that the IAF has expressed displeasure over Netflix content.
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(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
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IAF’s plea said the CIC has made a grave error in law as well as on facts as it ignored that the details of SPG have been explicitly exempted from the purview of the RTI Act.(ANI)
IAF’s plea said the CIC has made a grave error in law as well as on facts as it ignored that the details of SPG have been explicitly exempted from the purview of the RTI Act.(ANI)

PM’s entourage can’t be brought into public domain: IAF challenges CIC order

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The plea, moved by the IAF through its Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), sought to quash an order dated July 8, 2020, passed by CIC whereby it had directed the CPIO to provide details of relevant Special Flight Returns-ll to Commodore (retd) Lokesh K Batra, who had sought the details via an RTI applicant, within 15 days.
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The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is mainly observed to rehabilitate those wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families(PTI)
The Indian Armed Forces Flag Day is mainly observed to rehabilitate those wounded in wars, for the welfare of serving soldiers and their families and the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families(PTI)

Armed Forces Flag day: Honouring the sacrifice of soldiers

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:32 AM IST
To celebrate the day, all three branches of the Indian armed forces - the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy - arrange a variety of shows, carnivals, dramas and other entertainment programmes to showcase to the general public the efforts of their personnel to ensure national security.
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It is understood that the military has worked out modalities that will have to be put in place for transporting vaccines if there is a request from the government.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
It is understood that the military has worked out modalities that will have to be put in place for transporting vaccines if there is a request from the government.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Indian Air Force fully prepared to transport Covid-19 vaccines

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Though there has been no official request so far from the government to the armed forces to assist in the delivery and distribution of a vaccine, the people cited above said on condition of anonymity that there are no doubts about the IAF’s capability to transport millions of doses across the country.
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According to the former IAF chief cited above, a mid-air refueller can be used to extend the flight of a Su-30 MKI or Rafale flying from Port Blair all the way up to Sunda, Lombard and Malacca Straits for freedom of navigation missions.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
According to the former IAF chief cited above, a mid-air refueller can be used to extend the flight of a Su-30 MKI or Rafale flying from Port Blair all the way up to Sunda, Lombard and Malacca Straits for freedom of navigation missions.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

French mid-air refuellers could boost Air Force

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) now operate seven Russian IL-76 M refuellers with Pakistan acquiring four of the same refuellers from Ukraine and China operating three of the same Russian refuellers along with 10 vintage modified versions of Russian bombers.
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File photo: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’.(REUTERS)
File photo: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’.(REUTERS)

‘IAF fully prepared to transport millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine across country’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
There has been no official request so far from the government to the armed forces to assist in the delivery and distribution of the vaccine.
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Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)

‘Ready to tackle Covid-19, China’: Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:01 PM IST
On surveillance activities, the navy chief said the two predator drones taken on lease are aiding the navy to fill the capability gap.
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IAF AFCAT 2021.(Screengrab)
IAF AFCAT 2021.(Screengrab)

IAF AFCAT 2021: Online registration begins at afcat.cdac.in, here’s direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:52 PM IST
IAF AFCAT 2021: Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the IAF AFCAT 2021 online at careerindianairforce.cdac.in or afcat.cdac.in on or before December 30, 2020.
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a special rescue mission in which a group of 50 Indian scientists including those who tested Covid-19 positive were brought back in a special C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft.(PTI)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a special rescue mission in which a group of 50 Indian scientists including those who tested Covid-19 positive were brought back in a special C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft.(PTI)

IAF carries out special rescue mission to bring back Covid-19 positive scientists from Central Asia

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Before this, the Indian Air Force had brought back Indian nationals stuck in Wuhan in China and other parts of the world.
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The delay in the IJT programme, conceived more than two decades ago, has upset the IAF’s calculations, officials said(Courtesy- HAL)
The delay in the IJT programme, conceived more than two decades ago, has upset the IAF’s calculations, officials said(Courtesy- HAL)

HAL kicks off crucial testing of jet trainer that may have missed IAF bus

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The spin flight testing of the much-delayed jet trainer is being seen as a developmental milestone even though there is no indication from the IAF about a possible order.
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The Army will conduct the recruitment rally for unmarried male candidates from December 10 to 19, 2020.(HT file)
The Army will conduct the recruitment rally for unmarried male candidates from December 10 to 19, 2020.(HT file)

IAF recruitment rally 2020 to be conducted from December 10 for Group X and Y trades, check details

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:46 PM IST
IAF recruitment rally 2020: Once the registration begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the IAF recruitment rally online at airmenselection.cdac.in on or before November 28, 2020, until 5pm.
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The Chief of Air Staff was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John.(Photo: HALHQBLR/ Twitter)
The Chief of Air Staff was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John.(Photo: HALHQBLR/ Twitter)

Air Chief takes sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45 hours and remained airborne for an hour, HAL said in a release.
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Bhadauria was addressing the cadets of the National Defence Academy (NDA) here after reviewing the passing out parade of its 139th course.(ANI/Twitter)
Bhadauria was addressing the cadets of the National Defence Academy (NDA) here after reviewing the passing out parade of its 139th course.(ANI/Twitter)

‘Be prepared for hybrid threats’: IAF chief Bhadauria at 139th NDA convocation

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 01:01 PM IST
He also hailed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Department of Military Affairs (DMA) as the beginning of the “most historic phase of higher defence reforms” in the country.
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Second batch of three Rafale fighter jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat on Wednesday.(PTI)
Second batch of three Rafale fighter jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat on Wednesday.(PTI)

Second batch of 3 Rafale jets likely to reach Ambala home base today

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:59 PM IST
The jets landed in Jamnagar last night without a stopover on the way, with refuelling support from Indian and French tankers
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Second batch of IAF Rafale aircraft arrive in India from France((ANI file photo for representation)
Second batch of IAF Rafale aircraft arrive in India from France((ANI file photo for representation)

Second batch of IAF Rafale aircraft arrives in India from France

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 10:00 PM IST
The first batch of five Rafale jets of the 36 ordered by the IAF had reached the Ambala airbase on July 29 after a stopover at the Al Dhafra airbase near Abu Dhabi, although a formal induction ceremony took place later on September 10.
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The first batch of five Rafale jets of the 36 ordered by the IAF reached the Ambala airbase on July 29 after a stopover at the Al Dhafra airbase near Abu Dhabi, although a formal induction ceremony took place later on September 10.(ANI file photo for representation)
The first batch of five Rafale jets of the 36 ordered by the IAF reached the Ambala airbase on July 29 after a stopover at the Al Dhafra airbase near Abu Dhabi, although a formal induction ceremony took place later on September 10.(ANI file photo for representation)

Three new Rafale jets to arrive today

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 05:00 AM IST
The second batch of the Indian Air Force’s three Rafale fighter jets will arrive at the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat directly from France on Wednesday as the air force prepares to form its first Rafale squadron at Ambala, officials familiar with the developments said.
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IAF Airmen Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ admit card 2020.(Screengrab)
IAF Airmen Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ admit card 2020.(Screengrab)

IAF Airmen Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ admit card 2020 released at airmenselection.cdac.in, here’s direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:24 PM IST
IAF Airmen Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ admit card 2020: Candidates who have registered for the Airmen X and Y Groups can download their admit card tonline at airmenselection.cdac.in.
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