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India-made Tejas proves its mettle in IAF’s biggest combat exercise

India-made Tejas proves its mettle in IAF’s biggest combat exercise Apr 25,2018

Notwithstanding few snags they developed during Indian Air Force (IAF) combat exercise Gagan Shakti, a fleet of eight indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft convinced the top brass of the IAF that the homemade combat jet is ready for operation. Tejas LCA undertook 6 sorties a day. Each mission, lasting for 45 minutes on the lower side to one and half hours, proved the indigenous fighter jet’s efficiency in an operational role. There were technical snags, but none were repetitive in nature.

IAF tests capability to handle nuclear, biological war with Gagan Shakti

IAF tests capability to handle nuclear, biological war with Gagan Shakti Apr 25,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) tested its capability in dealing with a possible scenario of nuclear and biological warfare during a 13-day-long mega military exercise whose aim was to sharpen its war waging capability in the wake of fast evolving regional security situation. Official sources said the focus of the Gagan Shakti exercise from April 8-20 was to check the viability of IAF’s operational plans to deal with any kind of challenge including nuclear warfare and a possible situation of a

LCA Tejas has capability to engage hostile fighter jets: IAF

LCA Tejas has capability to engage hostile fighter jets: IAF Apr 25,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday said that the home-made Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas have performed well in the recently concluded 14-day ‘Gaganshakti’ exercise and also have ability to intercept and engage hostile fighter jets. “We have done trials and validation of operational efficiency of LCA Tejas. We were able to generate six sorties per platform per day. In this exercise, we had deployed eight platforms,” said an IAF official who was associated with this

Chinese air force monitored IAF’s biggest exercise closely

Chinese air force monitored IAF’s biggest exercise closely Apr 25,2018

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) closely monitored different aspects of the Indian Air Force’s Gaganshakti-2018 exercise that concluded in the eastern sector on Sunday, said people involved in the drills. The IAF clocked more 11,000 sorties during the two-phase air manoeuvres that saw the concentration of the air force’s deployed assets move from the western sector to the eastern front in less than 48 hours, an official said. “Gaganshakti-2018 was the biggest IAF

The fighter for India’s future: Going back to the beginning

The fighter for India’s future: Going back to the beginning Apr 25,2018

The Indian Air Force has just released an RFI (request for information) for 110 fighters not very much after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the MMRCA deal for 126 fighters to buy 18 ready for combat Rafale fighters and 108 to be built in India. The French Rafale was chosen as the fighter for the future after an almost decade-long process of contemplation, examination, evaluation and a competition that came to be called the “shoot-out”. We still haven’t got to know why it really was

After mega drill, IAF hints at readiness for two-front war

After mega drill, IAF hints at readiness for two-front war Apr 24,2018

The Indian Air Force effectively achieved relocation and re-balancing of its assets from one sector to another during a recently concluded mega exercise, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Monday, hinting at its preparedness to deal with a two-front war. The IAF carried out Gagan Shakti exercise — the biggest such drill in three decades — from April 8 to April 20 with a focus on borders with China and Pakistan. “We achieved things beyond our stated objectives,” Air Chief Marshal

IAF’s 13-day long mega exercise achieved more than its objectives, says chief B S Dhanoa

IAF’s 13-day long mega exercise achieved more than its objectives, says chief B S Dhanoa Apr 24,2018

The 13-day long mega military exercise by the Indian Air Force achieved more than its stated “objectives”, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said today, indicating its readiness to deal with a hostile Pakistan and China almost simultaneously. Two days after curtains came down on Gagan Shakti — the biggest exercise by the IAF in three decades — Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said over 11,000 sorties were carried out by combat, transport and rotary wing aircraft of the force to test its combat

Dassault Aviation Executive Committee Gathers in New Delhi to Reaffirm Full Commitment to the Make in India Policy

Dassault Aviation Executive Committee Gathers in New Delhi to Reaffirm Full Commitment to the Make in India Policy Apr 23,2018

After a four days visit of a major industrial mission of more than 60 French companies part of the GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association, in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad to strengthen French Indian aerospace cooperation , Eric Trappier, Chairman of the GIFAS and Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation has held Dassault Aviation Executive committee in New Delhi in order to highlight the key importance of India in the Company’s vision and his dedication to the success

BrahMos-equipped Su-30MKIs hit bull’s eye as Gaganshakti-2018 concludes

BrahMos-equipped Su-30MKIs hit bull’s eye as Gaganshakti-2018 concludes Apr 23,2018

After carrying out extensive missions on the borders with China, the Indian Air Force has carried out strikes against locations from where the Chinese will gain entry closer to the Indian waters. Su-30MKIs fitted with BrahMos missiles carried out strikes in the Malacca Straits which will be the entry point of the Chinese military in the Indian Ocean region. The aircraft also carried out a sortie of over 2,000 kilometers where they were provided mid-air refuelling by Ilyushin 78 tankers and

IAF: too high to vie?

IAF: too high to vie? Apr 22,2018

Around 19 years ago, on June 24 during the Kargil war, the Indian Air Force launched an attack on Tiger Hill located north-west of Drass in Ladakh (J&K). Two Mirage-2000 fighter jets dropped ‘laser guided bombs’ to mark the first operational use of these bombs. The attack ‘softened up’ the target for the Army’s infantry units which climbed the peak and captured it after a bloody battle.The war ended in last week of July that year. The IAF, impressed by