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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 pilot Abhinav Chaudhary's father clings to son's last memories | Oneindia News [Video]

IAF pilot Abhinav Chaudhary's father clings to son's last memories | Oneindia News

Indian Air Force pilot Abhinav Chaudhary died on Friday after his MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into an open field at Langeana village of Punjab’s Moga district. His family in Meerut is shattered and a..

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MiG-21 Crash: IAF Pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary killed, inquiry ordered | Oneindia News [Video]

MiG-21 Crash: IAF Pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary killed, inquiry ordered | Oneindia News

Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, An Indian Air Force was killed after a MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Moga in Punjab in the wee hours of Friday. The incident took place around 1 am on Friday when the..

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IAF's C-17 to airlift 35 tonnes of medical equipment from Frankfurt [Video]

IAF's C-17 to airlift 35 tonnes of medical equipment from Frankfurt

Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The..

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IAF airlifts 2 more oxygen tankers from Pune to Jamnagar [Video]

IAF airlifts 2 more oxygen tankers from Pune to Jamnagar

The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s C-17 aircraft airlifted two more oxygen tankers from Pune and will land in Gujarat's Jamnagar. IAF has started airlifting big oxygen tankers from their place of use to the..

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IAF M-17 aircraft comes to rescue of Rajouri road accident victims [Video]

IAF M-17 aircraft comes to rescue of Rajouri road accident victims

Indian Air Force M-17 helicopter saved lives of Rajouri residents who were injured in a road accident. Critically injured patients were airlifted and were brought to Jammu for specialised treatment.

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IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase [Video]

IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase

IAF continues its efforts towards Covid relief as India fights a devastating second wave. IAF IL-76 aircraft airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore on Saturday. As per official..

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COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India [Video]

COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India

A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief..

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Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis [Video]

Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis

Indian Air Force continues to work on overdrive to fulfill India’s oxygen requirement. The Indian Air Force airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore and 4 cryogenic oxygen containers..

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COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal [Video]

COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal

India continued to battle against 2nd wave of COVID-19 and amid it, Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base in West Bengal. Similarly,..

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IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders from UK lands in Chennai [Video]

IAF aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders from UK lands in Chennai

Amid acute oxygen shortage during second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Air Force aircraft carrying 450 oxygen cylinders from UK landed in Chennai on May 04. The oxygen cylinders are being gifted by..

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Watch: Indian Air Force airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Germany [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Germany

The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany. The Indian Air Force’s C-17 aircraft landed at the Hindon air base in Delhi. IAF also airlifted 450..

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IAF airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore [Video]

IAF airlifts 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore

The Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17s airlifted four cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh in West Bengal in a bid to meet the increased demand of liquid oxygen amid surge in COVID-19..

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Watch: IAF C-17 aircraft ferries cryogenic oxygen tankers from Thailand's Bangkok [Video]

Watch: IAF C-17 aircraft ferries cryogenic oxygen tankers from Thailand's Bangkok

Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Thailand's Bangkok. IAF to airlift the cryogenic oxygen tankers to Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal. Earlier, IAF airlifted three oxygen..

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IAF airlifts 2 more tankers from Indore [Video]

IAF airlifts 2 more tankers from Indore

An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft on April 29 carried two more empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with medical oxygen are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to..

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IAF C-17 aircraft loads oxygen tankers in Bangkok [Video]

IAF C-17 aircraft loads oxygen tankers in Bangkok

Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Bangkok. Indian Air Force C-17s airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh (West Bengal) and 6 from Dubai to..

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Watch: Cargo arrives from UAE with ventilators, medical supplies for India [Video]

Watch: Cargo arrives from UAE with ventilators, medical supplies for India

Special cargo from UAE with Covid-19 supplies arrived in India on Thursday. The cargo had 157 ventilators, 480 BiPAPs, and other medical supplies. This comes as many countries have come forward for..

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Major changes in IAF top brass, Chaudhari appointed as Vice Chief

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IAF, Army join fire-fighters to douse forest fire in Udhampur

A vast forest fire broke out in the Ramnagar area of Udhampur district in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, compelling authorities to call Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army to assist in the..
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Cyclone Yaas: IAF keeps 11 transport aircraft, 25 helicopters on standby

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has kept 11 transport aircraft and 25 helicopters ready to carry out humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations as part of preparations to deal with the situation..
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Lost everything I had, government must retire the obsolete jets: IAF pilot's Dad


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IAF pilot, who got married a year ago, dies in MiG crash


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IAF MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab, pilot suffers fatal injuries

The MiG-21 crashed at Langiana Khurd village of Baghapurana in Moga. The cause of the accident and the damages are yet to be known.
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IAF pilot killed as MiG Bison aircraft crashes in Punjab


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IAF's MiG-21 crashes near Punjab's Moga


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Covid-19: IAF airlifts two cryogenic oxygen containers from Jakarta

As the country's healthcare infrastructure struggles to hold up the load of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Indian Air Force's IL-76 is bringing two cryogenic oxygen containers from Jakarta, Indonesia..
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Navy, IAF further intensify efforts to transport large oxygen containers


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IAF brings 352 empty oxygen cylinders, cryo-containers from abroad

Mighty transporters IL-76 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) brought 352 empty cylinders and cryo-containers from Singapore and Bangkok respectively on Wednesday to combat oxygen crunch in the country,..
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Navy joins IAF in effort to get O2 containers


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IAF conducts 160 sorties to facilitate oxygen supply across India


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PM Narendra Modi reviews IAF efforts to help fight against Covid


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PM reviews operations by IAF to transport oxygen, other essentials in India, abroad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the operations being undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport oxygen and other essentials in India and abroad amid the Covid surge in the..
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COVID crisis: IAF brings four cryogenic oxygen tanks from Singapore

Singapore on Saturday became the first country from which India procured essentials -- four oxygen tanks amid the surging COVID cases.
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4 cryogenic tanks for transporting oxygen being airlifted from Singapore, says MHA

A C-17 aircraft of the IAF took off from the Hindon airbase in the outskirts of Delhi for Singapore's Changi airport early on Saturday morning. After loading the tanks, the aircraft is expected to land..
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MHA coordinating lifting of high-capacity oxygen tankers from Singapore, UAE by IAF transport aircraft

The home ministry on Friday said it was coordinating lifting of high-capacity oxygen tankers from countries like Singapore and UAE by Indian Air Force (IAF) transport planes, in order to augment..
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COVID-19 news: IAF vaccinates all air force personnel with first dose of vaccine, ferries oxygen

The Air Force's C-17 and IL-76 aircraft airlifted cryogenic oxygen containers from Air Force Station Hindan to Panagarh in West Bengal for recharging.
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Fifth batch of Rafale fighter aircrafts arrive in India

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday said the fifth batch of the Rafale aircraft arrived in India after flying a distance of almost 8,000 km from France. The IAF did not disclose the number of..
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IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria embarks on a 5-day visit to France

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff on Monday embarked on a five-day visit to France on an invitation from Gen Philippe Lavigne, Chief of Staff. The Indian Air Force (IAF) took to..
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IAF to incorporate new technologies to bolster its combat effectiveness for future battles


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Plan to counter future threats: Rajnath Singh to IAF


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IAF brass to discuss operational strategies amidst continuing military confrontation with China


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India trying to counter China's huge cyber-attack capability: CDS

India is taking some steps to counter China’s capability to launch devastating cyber-attacks through risk mitigation strategies, building firewalls and recovery systems as well as integrating..
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800 defence personnel died by suicide in last 7 years: Govt

Almost 800 personnel of Army, Navy and IAF died by suicide in the last seven years, while there were 20 cases of “fratricide”, once again underlining the need for better suicide prevention and..
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IAF airlifts 381 stranded passengers in Jammu and Kashmir


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IAF ferries 381 stranded passengers from J&K to Ladakh

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday airlifted 381 stranded people from Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh, an official said. While 197 passengers were airlifted from Srinagar to Leh in C-17 aircraft,..
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Indian Air Force set to raise second squadron of Rafale jets in Hasimara

The first squadron of the Rafale jets is stationed at Ambala Air Force station. The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29 last, nearly four years after India signed an..
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First CO of Rafale squadron at Ambala abruptly transferred to Shillong

The commanding officer of the first Rafale fighter squadron in the IAF has suddenly been transferred to the headquarters of the Eastern Air Command (EAC) at Shillong, in a move that has raised eyebrows..
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In a first, jawans, sailors, airmen to take part in PM Modi-headed military commanders' meet

A few jawans, sailors and airmen for the first time will take part in one of the sessions of the top-level combined commanders’ conference (CCC) to be addressed by PM Modi this week. The PM will..
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IAF set for first-ever drill in strategic Persian Gulf region


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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

The Indian Air Force carried out a long-range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations, sources said on Saturday. The strike was carried out..
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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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Rajnath Singh salutes IAF on 2nd anniversary of Balakot air strikes


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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

"We all know the pandemic effect and its impact on the economic scenario. To get this level (Rs 20,000 cr) increase in capital outlay, it's a huge step by government to provide that kind of budgetary..
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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

The Air Force had been undertaking one fighter aircraft project at a time and now its 83 LCA Mark 1A fighters have been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
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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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