Sandeep Singh, IAF Chief Operations Officer of Jammu, told ANI: "We received information at 12 pm that some people needed to be rescued and by 12:29 pm, IAF's helicopter was present at the spot. Our Garud Commandos went down and tied a hook on the fishermen to pull them up. Four people were rescued in a short span of time and the operation was successful."
Under the powers given to services, the IAF has acquired the Spice-2000 stand-off weapon systems along with a number of spares from Russia. Several contracts have been signed with the Russians for air to air missile to immediately match up the range of the Pakistani fighter jets for beyond visual range contract.
According to reports, the 1200-litre fuel drop tank of MIG 21 fell on a field causing a huge scare among farmers in Irugur.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday registered a case against unknown officials of the Indian Air Force, Ministry of Defence, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and Switzerland-based Pilatus Aircraft Limited for alleged irregularities in the procurement of 75 basic trainer aircraft in 2009.
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Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa, on Monday led a group of four Mig-21 aircraft that flew in a “missing man" formation as a tribute to Indian Air Force personnel killed during the 1999 Kargil conflict.
Indian Air Force received its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter at its production facility in Arizona, in the US. India has signed a contract with the US, for 22 of these choppers.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mentioning the name of Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at a rally in Gujarat's Patan district.
While Abhinandan has been recommended for the Vir Chakra, the 12 Mirage 2000 pilots who bombed targets in Pakistan are being recommended for the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry for their acts of bravery