Articles tagged under: IAF

Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra : An IAF Effort

June 20, 2018
Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra : An IAF Effort

New Delhi: For three months, starting 18 Jun 2018, the Indian Air Force would create an airbridge between Pithoragarh and Gunji, in an effort to airlift 1080 registered passengers to Gunji to enable them to continue their journey for the coveted annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The requirement for the IAF to pitch in arose, when the MEA approached the MoD for air effort between the places where the connectivity was envisaged to be poor. “The IAF is ever ready to take over any task assigned ...Read More

Jaguar fighter develops technical snag during landing at Jamnagar air-base in Gujarat, COI ordered

June 08, 2018
Jaguar fighter develops technical snag during landing at Jamnagar air-base in Gujarat, COI ordered

Jamnagar: Close on heels of the Jaguar fighter aircraft crash in Kutch district of Gujarat in which a senior Pilot lost his life, another accident involving such a fighter plane was averted at the Jamnagar air-base in the state today. A Jaguar fighter which was also on routine training mission developed technical snag during landing and the eject button was automatically activated. The aircraft skidded off the runway though there was no major damage to it and the pilot was also ...Read More

Pilot killed after Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashes in rural Kutch

June 05, 2018
Pilot killed after Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashes in rural Kutch

Jamnagar/Bhuj: Jamnagar/Delhi: A twin-engine Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed on the outskirts of Beraja village in Mundra area of Kutch district killing the pilot and over half a dozen cattle on ground. Officiating Defence PRO of Delhi Group Captain BB Pandey in a brief statement said, '' an Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed at 0945hrs over Kutch area in Gujarat. The aircraft was airborne from Air For...Read More

World War II era Dakota aircraft arrives in Jamnagar Air Base from UK

April 25, 2018
World War II era Dakota aircraft arrives in Jamnagar Air Base from UK

Jamnagar: A resplendent reception ceremony was held at Air Force Station Jamnagar today to mark the arrival of fully refurbished World War - II era Dakota DC3 aircraft to become a proud possession of the IAF. An Air force official said that the vintage military transport aircraft which played a crucial role in the 1947 Indo-Pak War, commenced its ferry from Coventry (UK) on April 17, 2018 and reached Air Force Station Jamnagar today at its port of entry. Post completi...Read More

Historic Dakota DC-3 aircraft of IAF to reach Jamnagar air-base tomorrow after over week long journey from UK

April 24, 2018
Historic Dakota DC-3 aircraft of IAF to reach Jamnagar air-base tomorrow after over week long journey from UK

Jamnagar: A Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage to be inducted shortly into the Vintage Aircraft Flight of the Indian Air Force would arrive at the Air Force base here tomorrow. A statement by the defense spokesperson of Gujarat today said that a large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988. It was one of the most versatile transport aircraft of its time. To honour the first Dakota which transported troops of the 1st Sikh Regiment to Srinagar on Octob...Read More

Centre approves IAF plan to set up a forward base at Deesa in North Gujarat

March 23, 2018
Centre approves IAF plan to set up a forward base at Deesa in North Gujarat

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved Indian Air Force(IAF) plan to set up a forward fighter base at Deesa in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat. English daily The Hindustan Times reports, the decision on this long pending demand was taken by CCS meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. The decision will boost military capabilities of India against Pakistan. The CCS approved Rs 1,000 crore initial investment to extend the existing runw...Read More

IAF Chief Dhanoa in Gujarat urges air warriors to maintain cutting edge by optimum utilization of sophisticated combat systems

January 10, 2018

Jamnagar: Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa today urged the air warriors to put in requisite efforts to continuously upgrade professional knowledge and expertise so as to maintain the cutting edge by optimum utilization of sophisticated combat systems. IAF chief on the second and final day of his two day visit to Jamanagar air base while addressing the Air Warriors at a Ceremonial Parade this morning, also lauded the efforts put in by all personnel in maintainin...Read More

IAF successfully tests light weight glide bomb SAAW

November 03, 2017
IAF successfully tests light weight glide bomb SAAW

New Delhi: Indigenously developed light weight Glide Bomb, SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon) was successfully tested from Indian Air Force aircraft in the ranges at ITR, Chandipur, Odisha. The guided bomb released from the aircraft and guided through precision navigation system, reached the targets at greater than 70 km range, with high accuracies. A total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted and all were successful. The guided bomb is developed by Research ...Read More

SWAC conducts special awareness drive ‘Know Your Air Force’ in Gujarat

October 05, 2017
SWAC conducts special awareness drive ‘Know Your Air Force’ in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A two day Special Awareness Drive ‘Know Your Air Force’ being conducted by the South Western Air Command (SWAC) started at Nirma University here today, Ahmedabad. The drive was inaugurated by Vallabhbhai Kakadiya Gujarat,Minister of State for Road and Transport. The aim of the drive is to connect the youth of the region to join the IAF and be an Air Warrior for the Nation, Defence spokesperson Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman said. On the first day of the event various activiti...Read More

IAF static public display of arsenals also highlights flood operation in Gujarat

August 11, 2017
IAF static public display of arsenals also highlights flood operation in Gujarat

Jamnagar: Air Force Station Jamnagar, which actively participated in the flood relief operations in Gujarat recently, organized a static display of various assets of the Indian Air Force for general public particularly, school children today. In the event organized as a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2017 under the theme ‘Know Your Forces’, kiosks were also set up to provide information on themes like Aerospace Safety, highlighting IAF’s role in aid to civil authorities through s...Read More

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