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Indian Air Force: Air warfare branch of India's military
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

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Watch: India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos missile [Video]

Watch: India successfully test-fires land-attack version of BrahMos missile

India successfully test fired a land attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile. The supersonic cruise missile was test-fired on November 24 at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It hit its target, which..

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Watch: IAF chief Bhadauria takes sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter [Video]

Watch: IAF chief Bhadauria takes sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria undertook his maiden flight in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter. The sortie in HAL designed and developed LCH took place in Bengaluru. The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45..

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Watch: IAF Chief flies indigenous Light Combat Helicopter [Video]

Watch: IAF Chief flies indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took a sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in Bengaluru on November 20. The sortie lasted for 45 minutes. LCH is planned to be..

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Passing out parade held at National Defence Academy in Pune [Video]

Passing out parade held at National Defence Academy in Pune

National Defence Academy held passing out parade for 217 cadets of 139th course in Pune. Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the passing out parade.

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Watch: 2nd batch of 3 IAF Rafale aircrafts arrive in India from France [Video]

Watch: 2nd batch of 3 IAF Rafale aircrafts arrive in India from France

The second batch of IAF’s Rafale jets arrived in India on Wednesday. The fighter jets landed in India from France at around 8.14 pm. The second batch of three Rafale jets landed in Jamnagar, Gujarat...

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Indian military can strike to put pressure not to secure release: Former IAF Chief [Video]

Indian military can strike to put pressure not to secure release: Former IAF Chief

Retired Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa reacted over release of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and said that we were in position to wipe out their forward brigades and they know our..

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Rajnath Singh meets US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper [Video]

Rajnath Singh meets US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper

US delegation led by US Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, met Indian delegation led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on October 26. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief..

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EVMs to be used for 1st time in Leh council polls [Video]

EVMs to be used for 1st time in Leh council polls

Political campaigning and rallies have been ended ahead of the Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) election scheduled to take place on October 22 in which people of the region are going to..

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Watch: Indian Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile [Video]

Watch: Indian Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Indian Navy successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on October 18. It was fired from Indian Navy's indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. The missile hit the target..

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Watch: Chinook helicopter carries debris of IAF's MI-17 from Kedarnath [Video]

Watch: Chinook helicopter carries debris of IAF's MI-17 from Kedarnath

A Chinook helicopter on Saturday took off the debris of IAF's MI-17 helicopter. The MI-17 helicopter had caught fire following a collision with an iron girder. The incident took place while landing at..

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From kickboxing to floor exercises: Kangana Ranaut begins training for Tejas [Video]

From kickboxing to floor exercises: Kangana Ranaut begins training for Tejas

Actor Kangana Ranaut has begun training for her upcoming action dramas - Tejas and Dhakaad. Kangana shared a video and called herself 'Bollywood's first ever legitimate action heroine'. The Queen actor..

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Watch: IAF's Chinook helicopter carries out night sortie in Ladakh [Video]

Watch: IAF's Chinook helicopter carries out night sortie in Ladakh

Indian Air Force's Chinook helicopter carried out night sortie from Leh airbase in Ladakh on October 10. Earlier, IAF’S C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft landed with supplies for the troops. It can..

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Watch: IAF's Chinook helicopter carries out night sortie from Leh airbase [Video]

Watch: IAF's Chinook helicopter carries out night sortie from Leh airbase

Indian Air Force's Chinook helicopter carried out night sortie from Leh airbase in Ladakh on October 10. Several sorties were also held earlier on October 10. IAF's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft..

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

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..
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MARCOS deployed near Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh, naval commandos to get new boats soon

The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force's Garud operatives and Indian Army's Para Special Forces is to enhance the integration of the three services and..
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BrahMos hits target with 'pinpoint precision' in test firing

India on Wednesday conducted two more “live operational firings” of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. The land-attack variant of the “deep-strike..
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India to carry out multiple 'live tests' of BrahMos missile this week

India will undertake multiple operational firings of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile this week, in yet another hard-nosed display of its precision-strike capabilities amidst the ongoing military..
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Balakote strike: HC refuses to stay action against IAF officers for role in air accident


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Copter downing: Won’t stay IAF action, says HC


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IAF's strong posturing during Ladakh standoff helped India ward off any threat from China: Air chief Bhadauria


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India conducts major tri-Service exercise in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A special tri-Service combat exercise called “Bull Strike”, with Special Forces and amphibious operations was conducted by the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) over the last three days. The..
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Three more Rafale jets arrive in India after flying non-stop from France

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A second batch of three Rafale fighter jets arrived at Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat on Wednesday evening after flying non-stop from France, taking the total number of aircraft in the fleet to eight,..
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Second batch of Rafale aircraft reaches India, says IAF

The second batch of Rafale aircraft arrived in India on Wednesday after flying non-stop from France, the Indian Air Force said. The first batch of five French-origin fighter jet aircraft had arrived in..
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IAF to receive three more Rafale combat aircraft on November 4

The Rafale jets will fly directly from Istres in France to Jamnagar and they will be accompanied by French Air Force mid-air refuelling aircraft. A team of experts led by Assistant Chief of Air Staff..
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Opposition should now apologise for Pulwama remarks: BJP

Pakistani minister Fawad Choudhry’s bragging in the National Assembly that the Pulwama attack which killed 40 Indian paramilitary personnel was an “achievement” of PM Imran Khan saw BJP question..
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IAF successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi-30 jet


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India was ready to wipe out Pak's forward brigades: Ex-IAF chief on Abhinandan's return

His remarks came after Pakistan MP Ayaz Sadiq said that hat Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was "shaking and perspiring" during a meeting to discuss Abhinandan's capture.
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Abhinandan's release: Ex-IAF chief on why Pak army chief was 'shaking, sweating'


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Indian Air Force gets big Rafale boost, 16 fighter jets to land in India by April

Five Rafale jets flew to Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29. Three are coming on November 5, three will arrive in January, three in March, and seven more in April, carrying a total of fighter jets..
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DRDO lauds Air Force for supporting its weapon trials, anti-COVID-19 measures

In the last six months, the Indian Air Force has flown more than 160 hours for supporting the missions of Defence Research and Development Organisation for COVID-19 relief and weapon trials.
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IAF’s first woman officer dies at 96


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IAF congratulates topper Akanksha Singh for securing AIR 2 in NEET 2020

The Indian Air Force on Sunday congratulated Akanksha Singh who secured AIR 2 in the NEET exam 2020.
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Chinook helicopter takes off from Kedarnath with debris of IAF's MI-17 helicopter


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Boost to Indian Air Force's offensive arsenal: 3-4 Rafale fighter jets to join in November

It is to be noted that 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.
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Gunjan Saxena tells Delhi HC never faced institutional or gender bias in IAF


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Never faced gender based discrimination in IAF: Former Flt. Lt.Gunjan Saxena to HC


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IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets


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Well prepared to take on adversaries, say IAF pilots deployed in Ladakh

Amid border tensions with China, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots deployed close to Line of Actual Control say that the force is adequately prepared to deal with any situation and equipped to tackle any..
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DNA Explained: Why ACM AKS Bhadauria said Indian Air Force is ready for two-front war against China, Pakistan

The entire world witnessed the Indian Air Force's strength on Indian Air Force Day on 8 October. Meanwhile, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria expressed confidence in the indigenous combat system. He also..
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IAF demonstrated operational capability along northern border, says IAF chief; commends air warriors for quick response in Ladakh row

Talking about security challenges in eastern Ladakh, the Chief of Air Staff commended the air warriors for their "prompt response" in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers and talked about..
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IAF demonstrated its operational capability along northern border: Chief of Air Staff

Talking about security challenges in eastern Ladakh, the Chief of Air Staff commended the air warriors for their "prompt response" in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers and talked about..
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Rafale leads 'Vijay' formation, IAF's might on full display at 88th Air Force Day celebrations


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IAF displays might on 88th Air Force Day; COAS says ready to safeguard India in all circumstances

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria assured the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances.
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IAF will evolve, ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests: RKS Bhadauria

"I want to assure the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances," said Bhadauria at Hindon airbase.
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Indian Air Force commemorates its 88th foundation day: Top developments


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Three IAF officers part of Balakot operation honoured with gallantry award


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PM Modi greets IAF on its foundation day

In a tweet on the Air Force Day, PM Modi lauded the force and said its brave soldiers do not only protect Indian skies, but also play a leading role in serving humanity during any crisis.
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88th Air Force Day celebrations: Significance, where to watch

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th Anniversary on Thursday. From President Ram Nath Kovind to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, several leaders greeted..
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India well-positioned to take on any threat by China: IAF chief


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IAF chief Bhadauria does not rule out procurement of more Rafale fighter jets


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Prepared for two-front war: IAF Chief Bhadauria on tensions with China and Pakistan

The IAF has pushed its frontline fighter jets like Sukhoi 30 MKI, Jaguar and Mirage 2000 aircraft to key frontier airbases along the Line of Actual Control.
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Rafale fighter aircraft to be featured in Air Force Day parade

The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft will feature in the Air Force Day parade on October 8, an Indian Air Force (IAF) official said on Saturday.
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China can't get better of us: IAF Chief Bhadauria on eastern Ladakh

Addressing a press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, Bhadauria said Chinese air power can't get the better of India's capabilities but at the same time added that there is no question of..
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India has to remain prepared for ‘no war, no peace’ situation along LAC: IAF chief

China clearly violated its own unilaterally defined Line of Actual Control (LAC) in 1959, an irregular demarcation that cuts through rivers and valleys never
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Security scenario in eastern Ladakh at uneasy 'no war no peace' status: IAF chief

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any "misadventure" in the region. "The present security scenario..
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Ready to undertake operations on both China, Pakistan fronts: IAF


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China minutes away from reach of Indian fighter planes after this project takes off

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IAF's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon

A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the newly-inducted Rafale fighter fleet as one of its crew flying the multi-role aircraft, official sources said on Monday. The woman pilot..
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Total 35 Armed Forces Men Lost Battle Against Covid-19, Says MoS Defence Shripad Naik

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Budgam ‘blue on blue’ case: AFT relief for 2 IAF officers


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Shooting down of Mi-17 chopper case: Military tribunal stays action against 2 IAF officers


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Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to carry out activities in border areas

Amid the ongoing standoff with China along the LAC, Central Air Command chief, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to seek land for setting up facilities that..
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