Air Force

Power Games – November 2018
The Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary along with solid plans
By Mihir Paul

Shot in the Arm – November 2018
Work on the HAL AMCA should be hastened for it to become an asset for the IAF
By Rohan Ramesh

Secure Skies – October 2018
Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Slow but Steady – October 2018
The IAF’s modernisation process has just begun with major hi-tech deliveries to take place few years later
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Bigger Impact – October 2018
The IAF’s shift to IACCS is a major step towards Net Centric Warfare
By Gp Capt GD Sharma (retd)

On the Mark – October 2018
LCA Tejas is all set to get the FOC before it joins the IAF
By Rohan Ramesh

The Unsung Hero – October 2018
The IAF’s transport fleet has always played an exemplary role in HADR missions in India and abroad
By Mihir Paul

Roadmap to the Future – October 2018
Ways to boost the aerospace industry were discussed at the 13th International Conference
By Mihir Paul

Full of Potential – June 2018
The Andaman-Nicobar Command ought to develop as India’s deterrence
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Mother of All Shows – May 2018
Gagan Shakti-2018 showcased the IAF’s air power
A FORCE Report

Made in India – May 2018
The IAF will soon get 324 Tejas aircraft in different configurations
By Air Commodore Trilok Chand (retd)

A Match Made in Sky – May 2018
The IAF has a long way to go still vis a vis PLAAF which has rapidly modernised its inventory
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Force Multipliers – April 2018
The demand for UAVs is on the rise in the Indian armed forces
By Aditya Kakkar

Going Hi-Tech – April 2018
Military helicopters in India need a technological upgrade to meet future challenges
By Lt Gen. B.S. Pawar (retd)

Look for Solutions – March 2018
Pakistan’s proxy war can be limited by restoring the IAF’s combat edge
By Pravin Sawhney

Sky is the Limit – March 2018
HAL offers private players to license manufacture ALH Dhruv for civil operations
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Discussions and Delays – March 2018
Defence acquisition continues to be plagued by indecisiveness, confusion and red tapism
By Jaison Deepak

Helping Hands – March 2018
Jamia Millia Islamia’s Akashdeep programme provides distance education to Indian armed forces personnel
By Aditya Kakkar

Hi-tech Runways – March 2018
The government has to speed up airfield modernisation for NewGen aircraft to be effective
By Jaison Deepak

Going Great Guns – February 2018
Work is at HAL to complete the first batch of LCA MK1A Tejas aircraft to be delivered in 2018-19
By Jaison Deepak

Schooled to Think – January 2018
Governments have to look beyond just good military training college
By RAdm. Sudhir Pillai (retd)

Colours of Glory – November 2017
85th Air Force Day celebrated with pomp and show
By Aditya Kakkar

Air Defence – November 2017
India is taking aerial threats seriously by building the much required capabilities
By Jaison Deepak

Joint Action – November 2017
Exercise INDRA 2017 includes for the first time all three services of the armed forces
A FORCE Report

The Man for All Seasons – October 2017
Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC steps into immortality
By Ghazala Wahab

Beyond the Numbers – October 2017
Sobering thoughts on the IAF’s 85th anniversary
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

A Tall Order – October 2017
The IAF has adapted well to latest technology for high altitude operations
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Bag of Goodies – October 2017
The IAF is busy with a variety of necessary procurements
By Jaison Deepak

View from the US – Friends with Benefits – October 2017
Any defence contract will be more than transactional
By Ashley J. Tellis

All for a Game – October 2017
Each air exercise opens new chapter between the participating nations
By Aditya Kakkar

Hawk Eye on Progress – October 2017
HAL upgraded Hawk-i brings to the IAF a combat-ready platform
By Jaison Deepak

The Specialists – October 2017
To make air bases in the country more secure, 700 new Garuds are set to be inducted
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Future of War – October 2017
A variety of Electronic Warfare platforms are now available to the IAF
By Jaison Deepak

Flying Saviours – October 2017
The biggest challenge to air maintenance continues to be the weather
By Aditya Kakkar

Being Human – October 2017
Indian Air Force’s HADR missions continue to expand
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Exchange of Ideas – October 2017
A seminar discusses the way forward for aerospace industry

IAF in News – October 2017

The IAF is Interested in Avenger Class of HALE UAV and Will Consider This Case, if Offered by The US – October 2017
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC

Training Tools – October 2017
Simulators are both cost and time efficient
By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd)

Apache Indian – September 2017
The Indian Air Force is preparing to induct the much sought-after Boeing AH-64E helicopters
By Jaison Deepak

Meaner and Mightier – September 2017
The government rolls out the upgraded Hawk-i jet trainer
By Jaison Deepak

View from the US – The Americans Are Back – August 2017
F-16 for the IAF and F/A-18 for the Indian Navy
By Ashley J. Tellis

The Indian P-8I and the US P-8A Have a Considerable Amount of Commonality… the P-8I is Perfectly Capable of Operating Alongside the P-8A – August 2017
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht

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

Wings of Passion – June 2005
The Indian Air Force must become a truly offensive and a strategic force
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Razor’s Edge – June 2005
For fighter pilots, flying is fun, office is work


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