Friday, April 19, 2019

India has long sought to maintain an air power advantage over its potential adversaries as a key aspect of its conventional deterrence posture. To get a view of how Indian air power continues to evolve in relation to its...
It was 1700 hrs, and in the helicopter unit based at Jammu, nicknamed the 'Condors', Wing Commander Vishal Jain and Squadron Leader Soumya Das were reviewing the days’ work in the process of 'packing up' for the weekend. Little...
With the Indian Air force (IAF) looking to seriously enhance its standoff strike capabilities, there is a newfound emphasis on the creation of air to surface missiles (ASMs) for varying roles by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)....
The recent withdrawal of the move to import 114 'single-engine fighters' (SEF) by India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) opens a window of opportunity for the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), controlled by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), to...
Editor's note: Even as the Indian Air force will soon begin inducting  a number of new standoff strike powered munitions from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) stable, the Armament  Research  and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune,  DRDO’s premier...
With the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) MMRCA program getting serially delayed and recast more than once, there was a feeling in various quarters that the Tejas Mk2 design should perhaps evolve further than what was initially envisaged to provide...
This past Thursday, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), B.S Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air force (IAF), while speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) made a number of interesting statements with respect to India's military position in...
India has long felt the need to develop domestic jet engine capability. Apart from the PTAE-7 turbojet developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL's) Engine and Test Bed Research and Design Centre, which is used to power the Lakshya pilotless...
Earlier today, a missile airframe integrated with a solid fuel ducted ramjet (SFDR) propulsion system was tested by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Unlike an earlier test in May 2018, when only the nozzle-less  booster of the...
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, AVSM, VM and Bar, is the Deputy Chief of Air Staff (DCAS) of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He is a veteran of Operation Safed Sagar, the air operations campaign conducted by the IAF to...

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