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  • Over 200 more fighter jets needed in next 10 years: IAF chief

    New Delhi, The Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Wednesday said 200 to 250 more fighter aircraft were required to be inducted in the next 10 years to meet the air force’s operational requirement.

  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha backs “extended family member” S P Tyagi

    New Delhi: Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Arup Raha, on Wednesday backed his predecessor S.P. Tyagi presently in dock in connection with the AgustaWestland case and said that he must be given his due till charges against him are proved.

  • Suspense over the next Chiefs of Army, Air Force

    New Delhi : Suspense is on over who will be the next Chiefs of the Army and the Air Force as the incumbent officials will be superannuating just about three weeks later.  Both the Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and the Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha are retiring on December 31 and the guessing game is on as to who will succeed them.

  • Situation still ‘live’ after surgical strikes: IAF chief Arup Raha

    New Delhi: The situation on the frontier with Pakistan is still “live” after the surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the IAF chief said Tuesday, adding that the force is fully capable of handling any eventuality, including a two-front war.

  • Soldiers to get new salaries in Sept pay

    New Delhi : Satisfied with assurances by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has issued directions to all service headquarters asking them to issue orders for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

  • PoK Could Have Been Ours: IAF Chief Arup Raha

    New Delhi : The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, did some unusually candid talking on Thursday:  he said that PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir) would have been India’s, had the country gone for a military solution rather than taking a “moral high ground” and rushing to the UN for a peaceful solution.

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    India’s first batch of women fighter pilots commissioned

    New Delhi: History will be scripted today when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will formally commission women fighter pilots along with flight cadets of various branches of the Indian Air Force at a combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal.

  • IAF chief flies Tejas fighter trainer in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru : The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Tuesday flew a trainer version of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over the city under a cloudy sky, an official said.

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    IAF exhibits might at Pokhran

    Pokhran (Rajasthan): The Indian Air Force’s on Friday conducted day-night demonstration of its combat and fire power here, which was witnessed by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Onus on govt to allow Pak into Pathankot: IAF chief

    Jamnagar : The decision to allow a probe team from Pakistan into the Pathankot IAF base will be a “political decision”, Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha said on Friday.

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    PM Modi salutes forces on Army Day

    New Delhi: Honouring the indomitable valour and extreme courage of the armed forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the forces on the occasion of Army Day.

  • Stop seeing China as an adversary, says IAF chief

    Hasimara (WB) : Calling for mature statesmanship from India and China, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said the country should not look at China as an adversary anymore. “We are in the same region, we have common interests. I don’t think that we should look at them as adversaries anymore,” Raha told reporters here in Alipurduar district.

  • Stop seeing China as an adversary, says IAF chief

    Hasimara (WB): Calling for mature statesmanship from India and China, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said the country should not look at China as an adversary anymore. “We are in the same region, we have common interests. I don’t think that we should look at them as adversaries anymore,” Raha told reporters here in Alipurduar district.

  • IAF reassures help to Akhlaq kin

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday reiterated that all help will be extended to the family of the IAF personnel whose father was lynched in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Govt to swoop onillegal drones, paragliding soon

    New Delhi : The government is working on formulating new rules and regulations for unregulated flying of drones, low-flying objects and paragliding among others, amid rising security concerns over their usage.

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    Induction of Rafale fighter jets expected soon: IAF Chief

    New Delhi: India Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced on Saturday that the induction of Rafale fighter jets is expected soon and that the IAF requires 6 more squadrons of Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft.

  • Sukhoi Cannot Replace Rafale: IAF Chief

    Bengaluru : Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha on Thursday ruled out buying of more Russian SU-30s in place of French Rafale jets saying the two aircraft complement each other but do not replace the other.