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Air force: Military branch for aerial warfare
An air force – in the broadest sense – is the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army or navy. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions, and providing support to land and naval forces often in the form of aerial reconnaissance and close air support.

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Rafale fighter jets highlight of Indo-French joint exercise 2021: CDS Rawat [Video]

Rafale fighter jets highlight of Indo-French joint exercise 2021: CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attended 'Indo-French joint exercise Desert Knight-21' in Jodhpur on January 21. "The Indian and French air forces have been holding bilateral exercises since..

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Bittersweet Vintage Photographs Shows How U.S. Military Celebrated Christmas During WWII [Video]

Bittersweet Vintage Photographs Shows How U.S. Military Celebrated Christmas During WWII

This bittersweet collection of vintage photographs show how U.S. Military Service men and women found solace in Christmas celebrations at the height of World War Two. Mostly pictured in far-flung..

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IAF objects to scenes from AK vs AK trailer, Anil Kapoor issues clarification [Video]

IAF objects to scenes from AK vs AK trailer, Anil Kapoor issues clarification

The Indian Air Force has expressed objections against the trailer of an upcoming Netflix movie, AK vs AK. IAF is miffed at how actor Anil Kapoor 'inaccurately' wore Air Force uniform in the film...

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‘Indian Navy’s activities are in synergy with Army, Air Force’: Navy chief [Video]

‘Indian Navy’s activities are in synergy with Army, Air Force’: Navy chief

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Thursday said his force is alive to various threats in the maritime domain including from China and is fully ready to deal with them. Addressing a press conference..

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Preparation in place ahead of Cyclone Burevi in Kerala [Video]

Preparation in place ahead of Cyclone Burevi in Kerala

Cyclonic storm Burevi, which originated in southwest Bay of Bengal is moving west-northwestwards. Parts of Kerala are likely to receive very heavy rainfall. Cyclonic storm 'Burevi' is about 200 kms..

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