Air Force

Touching the Sky – August 2016
With LCA Tejas inducted into IAF squadron service, development of future versions is now assured
A FORCE Report

No Fear of Flying – July 2016
IAF inducted first three women fighter pilots into service
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Like Father, Like Son – January 2016
Air Marshal K. S. Gill and his son fly Hawk MK 132 together in formation
A FORCE Report

Threats from Above – November 2015
Different weapons are required for air defence as no single system can counter the entire air threat spectrum
By Brig. MKK Iyer

Take Off Stalled – November 2015
Airbus A330 MRTT and Boeing KC-767 are the only NG tankers available today
By Atul Chandra

Lost Opportunity – November 2015
5th generation fighters to enter operational service in the next few years
By Atul Chandra

Now in the Air – October 2015
BrahMos on Su-30MKI to be flight-tested early next year
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

The Road Ahead – October 2015
Multiple challenges continue to face the IAF, particularly its fighter fleet
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Ethically Right – October 2015
An international framework on the use of drones during conflicts should be worked out
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Whipping Up a Storm – October 2015
IAF will finally get 22 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters
By Atul Chandra

A Fine Balance – October 2015
The Indian Air Force is striving to maintain its combat edge
By Atul Chandra

Target Lock – October 2015
Missile and Precision Munitions technology continues to evolve
By Atul Chandra

Vintage Beauty – October 2015
Harvard Trainer HT-291 to make its maiden public appearance at Air Force Day Parade
By Atul Chandra

Down, But Not Out – March 2015
IAF’s fighter fleet over the next two decades
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Homegrown Might – February 2015
HAL displayed its impressive range of indigenously designed and developed helicopters at Aero India 2015
By Atul Chandra

Invisible Cogs – February 2015
IAF force multipliers of the unglamorous kind are equally important for the smooth functioning of the armed forces
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur VM (retd)

Through the Looking Glass – February 2015
A futuristic look at the IAF in 2024 and beyond
By Atul Chandra