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Developing friendly relations with China does not mean that India can discount them as strategic rivals. Development of relations must go hand-in-hand with enhancing military capabilities.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force
The IAF desperately needs the Rafale MMRCA to restore its operational edge in the region
With the acquisition of replacements for the tactical fleet in the pipeline, the IAF transport fleet will be well equipped to meet with its operational commitments in the decades to come
The helicopter fleet of the Indian Air Force is constantly on call for operational deployment, be it in peace or war
The credibility and performance of the IAF will rest heavily on its force multipliers
The IAF has for long preferred to upgrade its launch platforms without paying the same attention to the weapons that these platforms carry
The DRDO must put UAVs on the fast track and produce a range of capable models so that the armed and paramilitary forces may reduce their crippling dependence on imports
The operational preparedness of the Indian Air Force must be relevant to the challenges of tomorrow
IAF needs to make it an inclusive service. The aspects that need to be looked at are: the peculiarities of UAV, SAM and SSM operations during peacetime and warlike situations
The legitimate demands of the IAF in respect of acquisition of modern trainer aircraft to produce top grade pilots have been undermined by various factors
Safran has been operating in India across its three core businesses – aerospace, defence and security – for over 60 years.
The success of the mission to Mars is adequate proof of ISRO’s capability of handling complex space technologies of deep space missions
Aircraft deliveries to HNWls account for about one-third of the overall business jet market
The number of new jets that are getting delivered has been on the upswing, while sale of used jets has slackened
The NBAA/GAMA “No Plane, No Gain” advocacy campaign, created to counteract recession misimpressions, has changed the conversation in Washington
Regional jets are gaining in prominence as the need to connect smaller towns to the cities is so intrinsic to overall development of a country
Engine manufacturers are under constant pressure to develop engines which give the lowest fuel burn, fuel continuing to be prohibitive pricewise
Captain Sanjay Mandavia, Director of FSTC, outlines his plans to meet the growing demand for pilot training in India as deliveries of narrow aisle and other aircraft are expected to go up.
The recently concluded “Technology Expo” in Goa, organised under the Indian Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP)...
With the British due to leave shortly, chiefs had to be found for the three services of India and Pakistan, since the native officers were still too junior to assume this responsibility
Since its birth in October 1932, the IAF has grown from strength to strength and today it ranks as the fourth largest air force in the world with respectable strategic reach and the capability
The inability of the Indian aerospace and defence industry to deliver quality products in the required time frame, Will only undermine the operational capability