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Indian Air Force: Aerial service branch of the Indian Armed Forces
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 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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Indian Air Force's Mirage-2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot ejects safely  | Oneindia News [Video]

Indian Air Force's Mirage-2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot ejects safely | Oneindia News

Today morning, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter plane crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district. #IAFJet #Mirage2000 #Bhind

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Kerala Flash Flood: 5 killed, 20 missing, IAF and Army put on alert | Oneindia News [Video]

Kerala Flash Flood: 5 killed, 20 missing, IAF and Army put on alert | Oneindia News

Heavy rain in south and central Kerala created flash floods and landslides, resulting in 5 deaths. 20 people were reported missing, as the state government sought help from IAF and the..

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89th Indian Air Force Day: History, significance, and saluting Indian jawans | Oneindia News [Video]

89th Indian Air Force Day: History, significance, and saluting Indian jawans | Oneindia News

On this day, India observes Indian Air Force Day annually since its establishment on October 8, 1932. Today is the 89th IAF Day. #IndianAirForceDay #IAF #BharatiyaVayuSena

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IAF officer subjected to 2-finger test after rap ecomplaint against colleague | Oneindia News [Video]

IAF officer subjected to 2-finger test after rap ecomplaint against colleague | Oneindia News

A female Air Force officer has said she had IAF doctors subject her to the banned and intrusive two-finger test after she complained against a senior collague of rape; A day after meeting with Home..

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J&K: IAF conducts 'air show' under aegis of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' at Dal Lake | Oneindia News [Video]

J&K: IAF conducts 'air show' under aegis of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' at Dal Lake | Oneindia News

Today, after a long gap of 14 years, the Indian Air Force (IAF) performed aerial acrobatics with jets over the famous Dal Lake at the lawns of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention..

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Historic deal sealed: IAF to get 56 C-295 MW aircraft from Airbus Defence Spain | Oneindia News [Video]

Historic deal sealed: IAF to get 56 C-295 MW aircraft from Airbus Defence Spain | Oneindia News

The Defence Ministry on Friday inked a deal with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the indian air force.. THe nearly Rs 20,000-crore will replace the..

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Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari set to be next Chief of Indian Air Force | Oneindia News [Video]

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari set to be next Chief of Indian Air Force | Oneindia News

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will take over as Chief of Air Staff after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria on September 30. He was serving as commander-in-chief of the Western Air..

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Gujarat floods: Heavy rains in Saurashtra as NDRF, IAF respond | Oneindia News [Video]

Gujarat floods: Heavy rains in Saurashtra as NDRF, IAF respond | Oneindia News

Heavy rains threw normal life completely out of gear in Saurashtra, mainly Jamnagar and Rajkot in Gujarat. Large scale flooding and devastation triggered the india met dept to sound an Orange alert for..

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IAF set to acquire 6 warning and control aircraft, radar develeoped by DRDO | Oneindia News [Video]

IAF set to acquire 6 warning and control aircraft, radar develeoped by DRDO | Oneindia News

The IAF is set to acquire six state-of-the-art airborne warning and control aircraft after the cabinet committee on security cleared a decision on Wednesday. The deal is worth close to Rs.11,000..

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IAF plane carrying Ranjnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari makes mock emergency landing in Jalore [Video]

IAF plane carrying Ranjnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari makes mock emergency landing in Jalore

A C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari & Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria onboard lands at Emergency Field Landing at the..

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IAF gets Centre's nod for 56 transport aircraft, boost for Make in India | Oneindia News [Video]

IAF gets Centre's nod for 56 transport aircraft, boost for Make in India | Oneindia News

The Cabinet Committee of security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force. Of 56, 16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain..

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