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HPT-32 trainer claimed lives of 23 pilots: IAF chief


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's HPT-32 indigenous basic trainer claimed the lives of 23 rookie pilots, forcing the Indian Air Force (IAF) to ground it for good in 2009.This ... Read more...

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IAF wants more improvements in Tejas: Antony


February 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, which obtained its initial clearance to be eligible for flying by the Indian Air Force (IAF) last month after 27 years ... Read more...

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140 killed in 265 MiG fighter jet crashes


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 265 MiG fighter jets in crashes during the last two decades leaving 140 people dead, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said ... Read more...

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IAF eyes to meet fighter plane deficit by 2022 (Lead)


October 8th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 8 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to bridge its fighter squadron deficit by 2022, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik said Thursday as the force celebrated 77 ... Read more...

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IAF grappling with fighter squadron, manpower shortage


October 7th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) As the Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest, turns 77 on Thursday, it is grappling with a shortage of fighter ... Read more...

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To minimise reaction time, India to station all MiG 29s along Pak border


October 4th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghAdampur (Punjab), Oct.4 (ANI): To beef up air defence capabilities and react in quickest possible time along the international border with Pakistan, the Indian Air Force has decided to ... Read more...

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Old Mig-21 phaseout hit by fighter jet shortage


September 19th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) They have a poor safety record. But the Indian Air Force (IAF) is reluctant to phase out its old Soviet era warhorse MiG-21 due to ... Read more...

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IAF to have 42 fighter squadrons by 2022: Antony


February 18th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): The Indian Air Force will have 42 squadrons by 2022, Defence Minister A K Antony told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. "During the period 2007-2022, the strength at ... Read more...

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IAF fighter squadrons to rise to 42 by 2022: Antony


February 18th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), struggling to maintain its operational capabilities with an ageing and depleting strength of combat aircraft, will see its fighter squadrons rising from ... Read more...

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IAF’’s Surya Kiran pilot killed in air crash in Karnataka


January 21st, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bidar (Karnataka), Jan.21 (ANI): An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot was killed on Wednesday morning after a Kiran trainer aircraft crashed during a training sortie in Karnatakas Bidar district here. ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji takes over as Air Officer-in-charge personnel, IAF


May 1st, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji has taken over as Air Officer-in-charge personnel at air headquarters here today. Air Marshal Mukerji has replaced Air Marshal VR Iyer who has ... Read more...

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Pune airport to reopen Wednesday


February 26th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin
Pune, Feb 26 (IANS) Pune's Lohegaon airport will reopen Wednesday. The airport was closed for the last 15 days to re-carpet the runway, which was badly damaged due to an increase in ... Read more...

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