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Indian Air Force: Air warfare branch of India's military
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

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IAF's ALH Dhruv makes precautionary landing in Gujarat's Kevadia [Video]

IAF's ALH Dhruv makes precautionary landing in Gujarat's Kevadia

An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing 30 km short of Ahmedabad while returning from Kevadia on March 06...

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Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference [Video]

Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral..

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Watch: IAF participates in Sri Lanka Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations [Video]

Watch: IAF participates in Sri Lanka Air Force’s 70th anniversary celebrations

Indian Air Force participated in celebrating Sri Lankan Air Force’s 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show. Celebrations to mark SLAF’s..

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IAF participates in 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan Air Force [Video]

IAF participates in 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan Air Force

Indian Air Force participated in the Sri Lankan Air Force's 70th anniversary. On the occasion, IAF Sarang and Suryakiran Aerobatic Team performed the air show at Galle Face in Colombo. They staged a..

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IAF launches precision strike to mark 2nd anniversary of Balakot operation [Video]

IAF launches precision strike to mark 2nd anniversary of Balakot operation

The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations. The strike was carried out by members of the same..

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Uttarakhand Glacier burst: Navy Divers measure depth of lake formed in Chamoli| Oneindia News [Video]

Uttarakhand Glacier burst: Navy Divers measure depth of lake formed in Chamoli| Oneindia News

In a joint Indian Navy-IAF operation on 20 Feb, Navy divers measure depth of a lake formed in Chamoli after a glacier burst. Naval divers were winched by IAF's Advanced Light Helicopter at a height of..

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Watch: Operation launched by Indian Navy-IAF to measure depth of glacial lake [Video]

Watch: Operation launched by Indian Navy-IAF to measure depth of glacial lake

In a joint Indian Navy-IAF operation on February 20, naval divers were winched by Indian Air Force's Advanced Light Helicopter. Operation was carried out at a height of 14000 ft. It was done to measure..

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Watch: Navy divers, in IAF helicopter, measure glacial lake depth in Tapovan [Video]

Watch: Navy divers, in IAF helicopter, measure glacial lake depth in Tapovan

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the..

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Watch: Indian Air Force marks 50 yrs of 1971 India-Pakistan war with mega show [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force marks 50 yrs of 1971 India-Pakistan war with mega show

The Indian Air Force marked 50 years of the 1971 India-Pakistan war with an air show in Coimbatore. The display was organised at the Sulur IAF station. The Suryakiran team displayed daring aerobatics...

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Air show organised in Coimbatore to mark 50 years of Indo-Pak war of 1971 [Video]

Air show organised in Coimbatore to mark 50 years of Indo-Pak war of 1971

The Indian Air Force (IAF) marked 50 years of India-Pakistan war of 1971. The air show was organised at Coimbatore's Sulur Air Force Station which comprised of highly-skilled and well coordinated..

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Watch: 4 HELINA anti-tank missiles launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter [Video]

Watch: 4 HELINA anti-tank missiles launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter

Four HELINA anti-tank missiles were launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in the Rajasthan sector on Friday said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials...

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HELINA anti-tank missiles successfully launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan|Oneindia News [Video]

HELINA anti-tank missiles successfully launched from ALH Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan|Oneindia News

As many as four HELINA anti-tank missiles were successfully launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan sector today (February 19). According to reports, four missions..

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'Pakistan’s plan didn't factor in airpower': IAF chief on Battle of Longewala [Video]

'Pakistan’s plan didn't factor in airpower': IAF chief on Battle of Longewala

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly. The IAF chief was speaking at a book launch event in New Delhi's Air Force Museum...

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Pak's plan was brilliant, but didn't factor in airpower: IAF Chief on Battle of Longewala [Video]

Pak's plan was brilliant, but didn't factor in airpower: IAF Chief on Battle of Longewala

During the release of 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' book, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, however it didn't..

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IAF marks 2nd Balakot anniversary with long-range precision strike mission


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IAF carries out long-range precision strike against practice target to mark Balakot anniversary

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IAF contingent reaches Colombo for SLAF celebrations


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IAF gifts 1971 war helicopter to Bangladesh, gets F-86 fighter as return gift

"To mark the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force. Bangladesh Air Force chief too gifted an F-86 Sabre..
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IAF chief embarks on four-day visit to Bangladesh

Bhadauria's Bangladesh counterpart Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat was in India earlier this month and represented his country at the Chiefs' of Air Staff Conclave 21 at Air Force Station..
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Navy team measures depth of glacial lake in Uttarakhand's Tapovan

In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the..
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IAF withdraws Jammu airport closure order; restricted flight operations during runway resurfacing work

The flight operations to and from Jammu airport would be restricted to seven hours for 41 days from March 10 as the Indian Air Force withdrew its earlier order proposing complete closure of the airport..
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Longewala not won by infantry alone, air power played key role: IAF book


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Rafale has caused worries in China's camp, says IAF Chief

Asserting that India has made adequate deployments at the China border to deal with the ongoing conflict with Beijing, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday said that the induction of Rafale aircraft has..
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Increase in capital outlay of Defence amid pandemic is huge step, says IAF Chief

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Aero India 2021: Less foreign planes on display, Made in India dominate the show

On Tuesday, the flying display was mainly dominated by IAF fleet aircraft along with the ones development by HAL like Light Utility Helicopters.
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IAF will focus on Rs 1.3 lakh crore deal for 114 fighter jets

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3 more Rafale fighter jets from France arrive in India

Three more Rafale fighters touched down in India from France on Wednesday evening, to add to the eight such Omni-role jets already inducted by the IAF. ​​​​​​The three Rafales were..
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More firepower to IAF, 3 more Rafales to be added to fleet

The three Rafale combat aircraft, manufactured by French company Dassault Aviation, took off from Istres in France on Wednesday. The Indian Embassy in France tweeted that three more Rafale jets have..
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Bangladesh contingent, Rafale & Ladakh tableau debut

A 122-member Bangladesh contingent, two IAF women pilots, newly acquired multi-role fighter aircraft Rafales, troops deployed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a tableau of newly constituted UT of..
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Two IAF women pilots break glass ceiling, script history at R-Day parade

Two IAF women officers broke the glass ceiling on Tuesday by becoming the first women pilots to participate in the Republic Day parade — one at Rajpath and the other over Rajpath.
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Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore: First woman pilot to lead flypast on Republic Day

Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore is all set to script history by becoming the first woman pilot to lead flypast on Republic Day. She will be flying the Mi-17 V5 with IAF flag in a formation of four..
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All about Swati Rathore, first woman to lead Republic Day parade flypast

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Air Force Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria warns China against aggression, makes this BIG statement

IAF Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday issued a stern warning to Beijing asserting that India can also urn aggressive if China will do so.
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IAF ready to tackle any challenge from Leh to Kanyakumari, says Rafale pilot

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If China can get aggressive at LAC, so can we: IAF chief

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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat to fly in a French Rafale fighter

In the ongoing Indo-French wargames Desert Knight-21, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat will undertake a sortie in the French Rafale fighters on Thursday. "The CDS would be briefed about..
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With Bangladesh in focus, IAF's vintage Dakota to fly past this Republic Day

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Indian, French Rafale fighters to take part in joint combat exercise this week

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#ShauryaStories: Remembering the hero of 1965 war - Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

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Made in India Tejas better than China-Pak's JF-17 fighter jet: IAF Chief

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Centre clears Rs 48,000 crore deal to buy 83 Tejas fighter jets for IAF

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2 IAF surgeons to leave for Russia on Jan 17 to get training for Gaganyaan space crew care

Two flight surgeons with the Indian Air Force will soon leave for Russia for an advanced training in space medicine in order to take care of the four gagannauts who are being trained for the Gaganyaan..
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US curbs loom, but India works to induct Russia S-400 systems

Undeterred by the threat of US sanctions, India is going full steam ahead with its induction plan for the advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems from Russia. Ahead of the deliveries..
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Gaganyaan: Two flight surgeons to soon leave for Russia for training

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IAF, commercial airlines to provide transportation facilities for country-wide Covid-19 vaccination drive

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India likely to finalise $2.5 billion deal to procure 56 transport aircraft for IAF

India is likely to finalise in the next few months a mega deal to procure 56 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force at a cost of $2.5 billion, official sources said on Tuesday. ​​​​The..
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Army joins Indian Air Force, NDRF to douse fire in Dzukou valley

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China has heavily deployed missiles, radars along LAC: IAF chief RKS Bhadauria

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Six new 'eyes in the sky' for IAF to be built by DRDO on Air India planes

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The Delhi high court on Friday stayed the operation of a Central Information Commission (CIC) order directing the Indian Air Force to provide information regarding Special Flight Returns (SRF)-II,..
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