Tag: Indian Air Force

Historic change as Modi Government gives military powers of additional and joint secretaries

New Delhi: In a landmark move in the country’s armed forces history, uniformed personnel from the Army, Air Force and Navy have been for the first time formally appointed as additional secretary and...

How Ladakh has affected Indo-China relations

In May 2020, China launched several near-simultaneous incursions across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, into territory hitherto controlled by India. Both sides reinforced their positions with tens of thousands...

How PM Modi is transforming Indian Defence Forces

India is facing its gravest crisis in decades. The country’s healthcare system is on the brink of collapse after a resurgence of COVID-19. Thousands of Indians are dying each day, and families are taking...

India & UK agreed upon co-production of military hardware & technology collaboration for combat aircraft

In a major move, India and the UK on Tuesday vowed to expand bilateral defence cooperation, including through technology collaboration in developing combat aircraft and complex weapons, during a virtual summit between...

IAF to raise 2nd Rafale Squadron, 3 Rafales arriving shortly & PAF decided to remain awake tonight

Three Rafale jets took off from the Bordeaux–Mérignac airbase in France on Wednesday and will reach India tonight, taking the total number of Rafales in the Indian Air Force inventory to 21...

Indian Armed Forces leasing equipment to maintain operational readiness

Rather than getting caught in the laborious defence acquisition process, the armed forces are using the financial powers of vice-chiefs to lease out critical weapon platforms from strategic allies like the United...

Does India need a Defence Minister from an armed forces background?

In December 2019, a long-pending and critical evolutionary process of structural reforms in defence was unleashed by the Narendra Modi government. It was a commendable PMO-driven initiative. It encompassed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff, triple...

IAF C-17 Globemaster III lifts 04 oxygen tankers from Germany, cylinders from the UK

New Delhi: Bring much-needed relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, the India Air Force (IAF)'s C-17 aircraft on Sunday airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to Hindon...
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