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Military branch of service primarily concerned with aerial warfare

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Air force: Military branch of service primarily concerned with aerial warfare
An air force is in the broadest sense, 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.


Air Force ready 24x7 to attack terrorist camps across LoC in PoK if need arises: IAF Chief [Video]

Air Force ready 24x7 to attack terrorist camps across LoC in PoK if need arises: IAF Chief

Indian Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on May 18 said, "If the situation demands so, of course, Indian Air Force is ready 24x7." He was replying to a question that if his force is ready to..

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Space Force flag unveiled in oval office ceremony [Video]

Space Force flag unveiled in oval office ceremony

The U.S. Space Force unveiled its first flag in a ceremony with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Friday (May 15).

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Rs 47,000 crore LCA fighter aircraft projects to be finalised in next few months: IAF Chief

In a big boost for defence under the Make in India initiative, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria on Monday said that the second squadron of Light Combat Aircraft (LCAs) worth over Rs 8,000 crore would be..
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Four Rafales to arrive in India by July-end, India to gain edge over Pakistan, China in air

"The first four aircraft including three twin-seater trainer aircraft and one single-seater fighter aircraft would start arriving by the end of July at the Ambala airbase. The trainers will have the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bolivian light plane crash kills six, including four Spanish citizens

A Bolivian military plane crashed on Saturday, killing two crew members and four Spanish citizens who were being transferred before a planned repatriation amid the coronavirus outbreak, the country's..
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Special drills, flypast by forces on May 3 to express gratitude towards coronawarriors: CDS Bipin Rawat

Rawat said that the Air Force will conduct a flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum & another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. which will include both transport & fighter..
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IAF pays tribute to Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh on 101st birth anniversary

Marshal Arjan Singh, who led the India Air Force during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, passed away on September 16, 2017 at the age of 98.
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COVID-19: Rajnath Singh holds review meeting to check preparedness

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday chaired a review meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force and senior officials on the preparedness for..
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Rafale jets not enough for force's needs; indigenous weapons to be game changer: IAF chief

Soon to be inducted, the 36 Rafale jets will not be sufficient to take care of the force's requirements, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said on Friday, highlighting the need to focus on developing indigenous..
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Department of Military Affairs to have joint secretaries from Army, Navy, Air Force

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Leader Khamenei says Iran has a strong Air Force despite U.S. pressure

Iran has a very strong Air Force despite limitations imposed on the country by the United States since the country's 1979 Islamic revolution, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a gathering of..
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About 350 U.S. evacuees from China placed under coronavirus quarantine at military bases

Two planes carrying about 350 Americans out of Wuhan, China, arrived at an Air Force base in California on Wednesday as the United States stepped up efforts to bring its citizens home from the..
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Brazil´s Bolsonaro fires aide who flew on Air Force jet from Davos

President Jair Bolsonaro fired his deputy chief of staff for the second time this week, after the official used a Brazilian Air Force plane to fly from Davos, Switzerland, to New Delhi last weak.
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India to acquire 200 fighter jets for Air Force: Defence secy

The government is in the process of acquiring around 200 aircraft to cope with the depleting aerial inventories of the Indian Air Force, defence secretary Ajay Kumar said here on Sunday.
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CDS will help deliver bigger punch with available resources, says Air Force chief

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National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy examination 2020: Here is how you can apply

The candidates give the above-mentioned examination to have illustrious careers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
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IAF's new year greetings video rides high on patriotism, lauds air warriors

The India Air Force extended new year greetings to the people with a video that rides high on emotion and patriotism, as it lauded the IAF's air warriors who guard the skies. The nearly..
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IAF's MiG-27 to take to skies one last time today

The MiG-27, which proved to be an "ace attacker" during the 1999 Kargil War, will roar through the skies for one last time today after serving the IAF for over three decades. The swing-wing fighter has..
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India wants peace but can be tough, aggressive when required: Rajnath Singh

Singh reviewed the Passing Out Parade of 137th course at the National Defence Academy. A total of 284 cadets graduated from the academy as they passed through the portals of the prestigious Khetrapal..
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Combined forces of Army, Navy and Air Force deployed in Kashmir for joint counter-terrorism operations

The induction of the troops of the three forces has already begun as the Army Para (SF) personnel have already been posted into an area said to be a traditional terror hotbed near Srinagar.
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Army, Navy, Air Force Special Forces deployed jointly to hunt terrorists in Kashmir valley

In a major step towards enhancing jointness among the three services, the three special forces, namely, the Army's Para (Special Forces), Navy's Marine Commandos (MARCOS) and Indian Air Force's Garud..
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'Air Force was unfairly criticised'

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Two bike-borne men snatch senior Airforce officer's mobile phone at Connaught Place

Two-bike borne men snatched a pouch (small bag) that was fixed on his cycle having a one-plus smartphone and cash Rs 200.
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'Cong has problems with Indian traditions': BJP hits out at Kharge's 'tamasha' remark on Rafale 'Shastra puja'

The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress for criticising defence minister Rajnath Singh's Shastra Puja while accepting the Rafale fighter aircraft in France. The BJP accused the Congress of opposing..
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Defence minister Rajnath arrives in Merignac to receive first Rafale combat aircraft for IAF

At Merignac, a suburb of the south-western French town of Bordeaux, the defence minister will receive the first Rafale fighter jet bearing the tail number RB-01, which is the initial of new Air Force..
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IAF demonstrated its resolve, capability in punching perpetrators of terrorism: Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria

The IAF Chief also acknowledged the contribution of all the personnel who he said silently and professionally contributed to the airstrikes at the terror camp in Balakot.
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Sukhoi aircraft salutes Air Force chief in vertical Charlie maneuver at Hindon

The Indian Air Force was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule.It was given the prefix "Royal" by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World..
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Indian Air Force's 1990 hero to find place on War Memorial

The decision was taken in the last week of September by the Air Force authorities concerned as the service is fully convinced that his name should have been there.
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Air Force releases promotional video on Balakot airstrike

Releasing the video, Air Chief Marshal Bhaduria said that the footage in the promotional video was not actually from Mirage fighter jets that launched an airstrike on the terror launch pad in..
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New tri services division carries out wargames near Pakistan border in Gujarat

During the wargames, in which commandos of Army, Navy and Air Force took part, the Special Forces operatives practiced counter-terrorism operations
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IAF bases put on high alert after Intelligence Bureau warns of possible suicide attack by JeM terrorists

The terrorists may possibly try to carry out a suicide attack against Air Force bases in and around Jammu and Kashmir.
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'RB' on India's first Rafale jet stands for new Air Chief

As per defence sources, 'RB' stands for Air Force chief-designate Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who played a key role in negotiations for procuring 36 Rafale jets in the flyaway condition. Air Marshal..
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India to spend a whopping $130 billion for military modernisation in next 5-7 years

As India faces complex security threats, the government has firmed up a mega plan to spend $130 billion to bolster combat capability of the armed forces in the next five to seven years, according to an..
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Govt clears over Rs 5,000 crore Akash missile project for Air Force

The three-year-old proposal for the acquisition of the Akash missiles is being seen as the whole-hearted acceptance of the indigenous missile system among the armed forces as this clearance would..
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Apache helicopters inducted: IAF gets a new bird of prey

Codenamed AH-64E, the Apache helicopters will be part of 125-Helicopter squadron, popularly called "Gladiators" of the IAF. Air Force chief BS Dhanoa said Apaches are being purchased to replace the..
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Centre to immediately constitute teams to visit flood-hit states

The Centre has decided to immediately constitute and send inter-ministerial central teams (IMCTs) to visit 11 states to asses the damage caused by the recent floods. In the combined rescue operations..
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'IAF always cautious and alert': Air Chief BS Dhanoa amid Indo-Pak tensions

Dhanoa said Air Force is prepared "not only when any enemy fighter comes in but we also keep an eye on civilian aircraft so that incidents like Purulia airdrop do not happen".
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Uttarakhand: Death toll rises to 17 due to cloudburst, SDRF, NDRF and Air Force launch rescue operations

"Seventeen people have died in the cloudburst in Mori tehsil," Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, told ANI.
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Vir Chakra for Abhinandan Varthaman, Vayu Sena medals for Balakot bombers

Wing Commander Varthaman, who downed a Pakistan jet during an aerial combat in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India's third-highest war time gallantry..
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Indian Army intensifies rescue operation in flood affected states

In coordination with Navy and Air Force, Army has deployed a total of 123 rescue teams in 16 flood-affected districts spreading across four affected states.
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Former diplomat, Air Chief Marshal welcome decision on Article 370

Former envoy to Pakistan G Parthasarathy and former Air Force chief Arup Raha have welcomed the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 calling it a timely and appropriate decision.
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MHA orders security forces to ensure safety of J&K residents, students across country; Army, Airforce on high alert

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested concerned agencies to take special care to ensure the safety and security of residents of Jammu & Kashmir, especially the students in various parts of..
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PM Narendra Modi calls for more integrated defence forces, global effort on terror

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Army, Navy and Air Force to better integrate themselves as they modernise their capabilities, even as he warned Pakistan that its nefarious designs would be..
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Air Force has changed a lot in 20 years: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa

The biggest change that I think has taken place in our ability of reconnaissance and surveillance, says BS Dhanoa
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Balakot showed our ability of precision bombing: IAF Chief

He said in case "we have correct coordinates, the Air Force is capable of doing all-weather bombing through clouds".
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IAF prepared to fight across entire spectrum of warfare: Air Force chief

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Rafale-Su-30MKI deadly combo will make Pak worry: IAF

"Once the Su-30MKI and the Rafale start operating together, it will be a potent combination against our adversaries, be it Pakistan or anybody else. It will be a potent capability. Any adversary would..
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Senior US military officer accuses air force general of sexual misconduct; Congress members find insufficient evidence to charge him

A senior US military officer has accused the Air Force general - tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination.
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IAF worried about pigeons at Air Force's future Rafale base

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is worried about the safety and security of its combat aircraft from the pigeons that are being bred around its frontline airbase here, which will be the home base for the..
DNA - Published

Indo-France joint exercise to enhance cooperation between two Air Forces: IAF

An IAF contingent is currently in France for the joint exercise 'Garuda' with the French Air Force (FAF)
DNA - Published

Air Force lauds pilot of Jaguar aircraft for 'prompt action', averting tragedy in Ambala

The aircraft, with two additional fuel drop tanks and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods, took off from the Air Force Station, Ambala for a training mission on Thursday.
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How a Pakistani spy used bots to lure 98 targets

A Pakistani spy who went by the Facebook nickname 'Sejal Kapoor' managed to hack into the computer systems of more than 98 officials from various defence forces and organisations, including the Indian..
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