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India and France have fielded a number of fighter jets in the exercise which include Rafales of two sides besides Mirages and the Sukhois of the Indian Air Force.(AFP)

IAF ready to tackle any challenge from Leh to Kanyakumari, says Rafale pilot

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Squadron Leader Sarthak Kumar, who was part of the IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21' at the Air Force Station Jodhpur being held from January 20 to 24, said that it was a great learning experience.
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The deal will be signed in the coming days with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).(PTI File Photo)
The deal will be signed in the coming days with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).(PTI File Photo)

‘Big achievement’, says DRDO chief after Centre approves LCA Tejas deal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:05 PM IST
The LCA Tejas Mk-1A is a domestically designed, developed and manufactured state of the art modern 4+ generation fighter jet. It will serve as a potent platform to meet the IAF’s operational requirements, the Union defence ministry said.
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A firefighter inspects damage during dousing operations after a fire broke out at a multistory DP Jindal Group corporate office in sector 44 near Huda City Center Metro Station, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Photo by Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)
A firefighter inspects damage during dousing operations after a fire broke out at a multistory DP Jindal Group corporate office in sector 44 near Huda City Center Metro Station, in Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Photo by Rahul Grover/Hindustan Times)

Six-storey office building in Sector 44 gutted in major fire; no injuries as building was unoccupied

By Kartik Kumar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:10 AM IST
More than 20 fire tenders were called into action to douse the fire. Fire department officials said that it took over two hours to get it under control, and nearly four hours to douse.
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The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)

China tried to change status quo by force in Ladakh, says MoD review

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
While the ministry did not elaborate on the unorthodox weapons used, the PLA troops attacked Indian soldiers with stones, iron rods and nail-studded clubs during skirmishes in Pangong Tso and the Galwan Valley last year
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Dassault Aviation has handed over 18 of the 36 contracted Rafale fighter jets to India. 11 have been inducted into the Indian Air Force while 7 are being used for training IAF pilots in France.(Dassault Aviation /A Pecchi)
Dassault Aviation has handed over 18 of the 36 contracted Rafale fighter jets to India. 11 have been inducted into the Indian Air Force while 7 are being used for training IAF pilots in France.(Dassault Aviation /A Pecchi)

4 French air force jets to come for wargames with IAF’s Rafale jets from 19 Jan

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:26 PM IST
India is also considering a French proposal to acquire six Airbus 330 multi-role transport tanker aircraft on a government-to-government basis for expanding the strike capability of the Indian Air Force
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The defence minister was addressing the newly-graduated cadets of Indian Air Force after attending the combined graduation parade at the Airforce Academy in Dundigal during his two-day visit to Telangana.(ANI)
The defence minister was addressing the newly-graduated cadets of Indian Air Force after attending the combined graduation parade at the Airforce Academy in Dundigal during his two-day visit to Telangana.(ANI)

India is ready for any situation: Rajnath Singh over Ladakh row

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:24 PM IST
The defence minister asserted that India wants peace but pointed out that any harm to the country’s self-esteem will not be tolerated.
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Anil Kapoor has shared new pictures of himself on Instagram.
Anil Kapoor has shared new pictures of himself on Instagram.

Anil Kapoor realises his dream, says: ‘I wished that someday I could also post pictures showing off my biceps like people do’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Anil Kapoor has shared pictures of him showing off his muscles and said that he always had this dream which he has finally realised.
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The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the Indian Air Force against the CIC’s order to reveal information about PM’s special flights.(HT Photo)
The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the Indian Air Force against the CIC’s order to reveal information about PM’s special flights.(HT Photo)

Court stays order to disclose PM’s flight details but disagrees with IAF on 1 point

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the IAF against the CIC’s July 8 direction to provide certified copies of available and relevant Special Flight Returns-II to RTI applicant Commodore (retd) Lokesh K Batra.
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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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Leh: An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet flies in Leh, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-10-2020_000106A)
Leh: An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet flies in Leh, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI14-10-2020_000106A)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Indian Air Force fully prepared to transport Covid-19 vaccines and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:52 AM 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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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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Mid-air refuellers are a key to expanding the operational envelope of the IAF and Indian Navy carrier-based fighters by extending their range.
Mid-air refuellers are a key to expanding the operational envelope of the IAF and Indian Navy carrier-based fighters by extending their range.

India considers French offer of six Airbus multi-role mid-air refuellers

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:18 PM IST
According to a former Indian Air Force chief, the Airbus 330 MRTT platform has much larger wings of Airbus 340 as a result of which the aircraft can refuel two fighters mid-air at the same time through drogues (attached to wing pods) or a central refuelling boom system.
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The MH-60 Romeo chopper which will be inducted in the Indian Navy.(Twitter/@LMIndiaNews)
The MH-60 Romeo chopper which will be inducted in the Indian Navy.(Twitter/@LMIndiaNews)

‘MH-60 Romeo in all its glory’: Lockheed Martin shares photo of chopper for Indian Navy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:28 PM IST
India had signed $2.6 billion deal in 2019 to buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin. The multi-mission helicopters can detect, track and attack submarines and surface ships.
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Indian Army successfully launches BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in a top-attack configuration, hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal with pinpoint accuracy.(PTI)
Indian Army successfully launches BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in a top-attack configuration, hitting a target in the Bay of Bengal with pinpoint accuracy.(PTI)

India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:15 AM IST
The range of the new land-attack version of the missile has been extended to 400 km from the original 290 km but its speed has been maintained at 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound, they said.
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**Basic trainers figure on the government’s negative import list that seeks to ban the import of 101 different types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years(PTI)
**Basic trainers figure on the government’s negative import list that seeks to ban the import of 101 different types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years(PTI)

HAL kicks off crucial testing of jet trainer

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The spin flight testing of the much-delayed Sitara intermediate jet trainer -- or the HJT-36 single-engine aircraft -- is being seen as a developmental milestone even though there is no indication from IAF about a possible order
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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 Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday remembered the Battle of Boyra that took place on November 22, 1971.(PTI (Representative Image))
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday remembered the Battle of Boyra that took place on November 22, 1971.(PTI (Representative Image))

IAF remembers Boyra Day: All about the first India, Pak dogfight

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:27 PM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday remembered the Battle of Boyra that took place on November 22, 1971. It is known as Boyra Day.
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Pakistan Air Force personnel check a JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, which was featured in the movie.(Reuters file)
Pakistan Air Force personnel check a JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, which was featured in the movie.(Reuters file)

Pakistan’s air force film, featuring a dogfight in ‘eastern sector’, premieres in China

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The first Pakistani film to be released in China in decades, Parwaaz Hai Junoon (The Soaring Ambition) will be released in theatres on November 13.
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India successfully testfired ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off east coast on October 9.(ANI)
India successfully testfired ‘Rudram’ Anti-Radiation Missile from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off east coast on October 9.(ANI)

‘Boost to Indian Air Force’: Rudram missile to be inducted by 2022, say top officials

By Rahul Singh Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 07:46 PM IST
The missile will help the air force take out enemy air defence systems from large stand-off ranges.
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Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29(Dassault aviation)
Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29(Dassault aviation)

Indian Air Force to get a big Rafale boost, 16 fighters to land by April

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Five Rafale jets flew to the Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29. Three more are landing in Ambala air base on November 5, three will arrive in January, another three in March and seven in April, taking the total number of fighters handed over to the IAF to 21 single-seat fighters and seven twin-seat trainer fighters.
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The two aircraft - Boeing 777-300 ERs - had joined Air India’s fleet in 2018 and had been sent to a Boeing facility in Dallas for customisation.
The two aircraft - Boeing 777-300 ERs - had joined Air India’s fleet in 2018 and had been sent to a Boeing facility in Dallas for customisation.

Second Boeing aircraft for Prez, PM arrives

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:47 AM IST
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which had notified the US Congress about its decision to sell the defence system earlier this year, had put its cost at about $ 190 million.
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AFCAT results 2020.(Screengrab)
AFCAT results 2020.(Screengrab)

AFCAT results 2020 declared at afcat.cdac.in, here’s how to check

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 07:54 PM IST
AFCAT results 2020: Candidates have to login using their email ID and password and enter captcha on the website to check their result.
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A Chinook helicopter takes off from a helipad in Kedarnath shrine on Saturday, with the debris of Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopter which had met with an accident in 2018.(ANI)
A Chinook helicopter takes off from a helipad in Kedarnath shrine on Saturday, with the debris of Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopter which had met with an accident in 2018.(ANI)

WATCH: Chinook helicopter takes off from Kedarnath with debris of IAF’s MI-17 helicopter

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Rudraprayag
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The debris of the MI-19 helicopter will be carried to a nearby airbase. The preparations for lifting the debris has been going on for the last 15 days. Recently, Air Force officers visited Kedarnath Dham and took stock of the damaged helicopter.
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This would be the second batch of these French-origin fighter jet aircraft as the first batch of five Rafales had arrived in India on July 28 and were officially inducted on September 10 by the Narendra Modi government.(File photo for representation)
This would be the second batch of these French-origin fighter jet aircraft as the first batch of five Rafales had arrived in India on July 28 and were officially inducted on September 10 by the Narendra Modi government.(File photo for representation)

3-4 Rafale fighter jets to join Indian Air Force in November first week

By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Amid the ongoing China border conflict, Indian Air Force’s (IAF) offensive capabilities will get a boost as 3-4 Rafale fighter jets would be arriving at the Ambala airbase in Haryana by the first week of November.
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Khardung La pass in Leh.(PTI)
Khardung La pass in Leh.(PTI)

Air Force creates record of highest skydive landing at Khardung La Pass in Leh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari carried out the skydiving exercise to celebrate the 88th Air Force Day on October 8.
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The IAF Dhruv helicopter which made the precautionary landing (ANI)
The IAF Dhruv helicopter which made the precautionary landing (ANI)

IAF’s Dhruv helicopter makes precautionary landing in UP’s Saharanpur

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Saharanpur, UP
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Dhruv, which is an advanced light helicopter (ALH), made its precautionary landing in an open field in the district.
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Air chief marshal RKS Bhadauria speaking at IAF’s 88th foundation day ceremony (ANI)
Air chief marshal RKS Bhadauria speaking at IAF’s 88th foundation day ceremony (ANI)

‘Ever ready to safeguard nation’s sovereignty’: Air chief Bhadauria on IAF Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:04 PM IST
88th IAF Day: Addressing air warriors at a ceremony at Ghaziabad’s Hindon airbase, the air chief commended the force for a quick response in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers in Ladakh.
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IAF Day celebrations at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, UP (ANI)
IAF Day celebrations at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, UP (ANI)

President Kovind, PM Modi lead nation in wishing IAF on foundation day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:01 AM IST
IAF Day 2020: Defence minister Rajnath Singh, home minister Amit Shah also extended their wishes to the force. IAF Day celebrations are taking place at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
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The Rafale will be flying in two different formations during the flypast. They will first fly with Jaguars and Mirage 2000 in the Arrowhead formation, followed by another formation involving the Sukhoi-30 and the Tejas light combat aircraft.(AFP File)
The Rafale will be flying in two different formations during the flypast. They will first fly with Jaguars and Mirage 2000 in the Arrowhead formation, followed by another formation involving the Sukhoi-30 and the Tejas light combat aircraft.(AFP File)

IAF set to mark 88th anniversary with grand flypast: 5 highlights

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The Rafale fighter jets will take part in the IAF Day flypast for the first time. This will mark their second public appearance after the planes were formally inducted at the Ambala airbase on September 10
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The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.(PTI)
The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.(PTI)

Air Force conducts full dress rehearsal ahead of 88th IAF Day

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:03 PM IST
The Tejas LCA, Jaguar, Mig-29, Mig-21 and Sukhoi-30 aircraft were part of the rehearsal, besides the newly inducted Rafale fighter jet, an IAF official said.
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