The report authored by Ashley Tellis, the top American expert on India and South Asia, states that the IAF's fighter force is weaker than numbers suggest. India’s traditional air superiority is now under “threat” as China and Pakistan are rapidly modernising their air force, a top US think-tank warned on Monday, underlining that resolving the “crisis” should be a priority for the government. “Despite being a world-class combat arm, the Indian ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Indian Air Force will on March 18 execute its biggest ever display of combat and firepower capabilities at the Chandan field firing range in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. The massive exercise code-named Iron First 2016 would involve the participation of 181 aircraft departing from multiple bases, and demonstrate a synchronized aerial ballet that would showcase its deadly combat capability over the entire spectrum of aerial operations. Glimpses of an exponential increase in the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Avani Chaturvedi, Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth are soaring new heights! The three flying will shortly enter the history books by being the first three women cadets to be cleared to fly fighter aircraft in India. “It doesn’t feel very special just as yet. Our main focus is to undergo training and live up to the expectations of our instructors and excel in all examinations,” Flying Cadet Bhawana Kanth was quoted as saying. The three flying cadets are undergoing training ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Taking the first step towards gradually reverting to its original role of undertaking counter-terror operations, the National Security Guard has pulled out over 600 commandos from its VVIP security unit and used them for the first time during the recent Pathankot attack. The plan has been in the making since the last over two years and the terrorist attack on the forward Indian Air Force base in Pathankot became the first operation where these black cat commandos made their assault. According ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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