Sunday, July 12, 2020
It has been understood since at least 1988, which was when the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) first started work on a road towards Yatung, that China’s primary aims in the Chumbi Valley (CV) were two-fold: First, to...
Image: Squadron Patch of the resurrected No.18 Flying Bullets Squadron On May 27, 2020, the  No.18 squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also known as the 'Flying Bullets' will be resurrected at Sulur airbase in Tamil Nadu as the...
The era of the swing wing comes came to a close today, December 27, 2019, when the last of the  Indian Air Force's (IAF's) MiG 27s took to the sky for one last time. Tears rolled down the battle...
  Developing a modern low-bypass turbofan (LBTF) jet engine was never going to be easy. Especially, for a country that had never really invested in jet engine development, apart from attempts at upgrading imported engines and building some indigenous demonstrators.   As...
Handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in May 2019 at a formal ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, United States (US), the first batch of 4 AH-64E (I) Apache Guardian attack Helicopters for the IIAF arrived at Air Force...
September 2019 will go down as a seminal month in the history of Indian naval aviation, marked as it was by multiple milestones. On September 19, prototype NP-1 of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft- Navy Mk1 (NLCA MK1) design...
The Indian Air force (IAF) has committed to buying at least 15 units of a future production version of India's indigenous SARAS light transport aircraft (LTA). This was revealed by Dr Harsh Vardhan, India's Minister for Science & Technology (S&T)...
Earlier today, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Bipin Rawat, issued directives for the creation of an ‘Integrated Air Defence Command’ under the Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), which he now heads. Gen. Rawat directed...
In March 2017, China opened an airport in Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), only 30 kilometers from the Line of Actual control (LAC) with India. This is the second largest airport in TAR and is closer to LAC than...
Rising like a phoenix above Bengaluru, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s HJT-36 ‘Sitara’ Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), took to the sky for the first time in three years on April 17, 2019. The IJT program has been resurrected on account of...

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