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IAF chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. (File photo)

IAF spells out concerns on theaterisation; CDS differs

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 01:00 AM IST
Bhadauria also differed with Rawat’s assessment that IAF was “a supporting arm to the armed forces” and countered the CDS’s statement saying air power has “a huge role to play” in any integrated battle area.
IAF chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. (File photo)
IAF chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria. (File photo)

IAF chief Bhadauria leaves for five-day France visit

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Bhadauria will hold meetings and discussions with senior military leadership of France and visit operational facilities and airbases
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday invoked freedom fighter and one of independent India’s first Union ministers Syama Prasad Mookerjee to criticise the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the outsider remark REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee(REUTERS)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday invoked freedom fighter and one of independent India’s first Union ministers Syama Prasad Mookerjee to criticise the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over the outsider remark REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Gadkari asks Mamata to explain how BJP is an outsider

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
IAF has released a video of a precision strike carried out by Mirage 2000s against a dummy target in Rajasthan. The strike was carried out by members of the squadron that carried out the Balakot air strike.(IAF video/screen grab)
IAF has released a video of a precision strike carried out by Mirage 2000s against a dummy target in Rajasthan. The strike was carried out by members of the squadron that carried out the Balakot air strike.(IAF video/screen grab)

On Balakot anniv, IAF video shows jets bombing target with Spice 2000 bombs

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • The IAF’s Mirage 2000s hit three targets in Balakot with five Israeli-origin Spice 2000 bombs with penetrator warheads that allowed them to pierce through the rooftops before exploding inside to cause maximum damage.
IAF chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the air force was poised to counter any aggressive action by the adversary.(HT Photo)
IAF chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the air force was poised to counter any aggressive action by the adversary.(HT Photo)

Rajnath asks IAF to stay prepared for any eventuality amid border row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:16 PM IST
In his address, RKS Bhadauria said the air force was well prepared to counter short-term as well as strategic threats and the units were evenly poised to counter any aggressive action by the adversary.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.(HT image)
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.(HT image)

‘Fully prepared to deal with any contingency,’ says IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 08:19 PM IST
The IAF chief also said induction of Rafale aircraft into the force will enhance combat capabilities of IAF over India’s adversaries.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Western Air Commander Air Marshal R Nambiar near the Apache choppers for ‘Pooja’ ceremony before induction at the Pathankot Air Base. (ANI photo)
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Western Air Commander Air Marshal R Nambiar near the Apache choppers for ‘Pooja’ ceremony before induction at the Pathankot Air Base. (ANI photo)

IAF gets its first fleet of 8 Apache attack helicopters

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:35 AM IST
India signed a $1.1-billion deal with US defence giant Boeing in September 2015 for 22 Apache choppers to sharpen its attack capabilities. The IAF currently flies Soviet-origin Mi-25 and Mi-35 helicopter gunships.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, pose for a photograph after a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station in Pathankot.(Photo: PTI)
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, pose for a photograph after a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station in Pathankot.(Photo: PTI)

Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed Pak F16, flies again, this time with IAF chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Wing Commander Abhinandan - who was taken captive by Pakistan on February 27 after he was shot down over Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir- had been recently cleared to fly.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh , IAF Chief B S Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale jet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Government sources said top military brass of France as well as senior officials of the Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, will also be present at the handing over ceremony which is likely to be held on September 20.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) failed to achieve its objective when it launched a counter-attack on February 27 through the Nowshera sector in Jammu, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Monday.(HT file photo)
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) failed to achieve its objective when it launched a counter-attack on February 27 through the Nowshera sector in Jammu, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Monday.(HT file photo)

‘Pakistan failed to achieve objective in counter-attack’: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 10:08 AM IST
On January 26, Indian Air Force fighters struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp in Balakot deep inside Pakistan, killing an unspecified number of terrorists.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has been undergoing medical treatment at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has been undergoing medical treatment at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)

‘Fitness first’: IAF chief Dhanoa on Abhinandan’s return to cockpit

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Abhinandan became the first IAF pilot to shoot down an F-16 fighter jet during an aerial combat with the Pakistani Air Force. He had returned to India on Friday after spending more than 50 hours in the custody of the Pakistan Army.
On the timing of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman return to flying, Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa medical fitness will decide the issue(ANI)
On the timing of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman return to flying, Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa medical fitness will decide the issue(ANI)

We don’t count casualties, only target, says Indian Air Force chief on Jaish camp strike

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Air chief’s statement came a day after BJP chief Amit Shah said that over 250 terrorists were killed in the airstrike carried out by the IAF.
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