Free Press Journal
  • Neither HAL’s, nor IAF’s interests served: Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday lashed out at the erstwhile UPA government for not finalising a deal for buying the Rafale aircraft and thereby failing to take care of the interests of the IAF.

  • Takht, Janhvi Kapoor, Karan Johar, IAF, IAF Officer, Gunjan Saxena biopic, Gunjan Saxena, dhadak

    After Takht, Janhvi Kapoor to next feature in another Karan Johar production – biopic on IAF officer Gunjan Saxena

    Janhvi Kapoor is undoubtedly the next blue eyed protégé of Karan Johar after Alia Bhatt. The actress, who made her debut with the filmmaker’s production Dhadak, seems to have made a hattrick with the director-producer. After she was signed on for the multi-starrer period drama Takht, Janhvi is all set for her third film with Karan and

  • IAF Vice Chief back Rafale, says it is beautiful, will add teeth to IAF’s combat capabilities

    New Delhi: In the midst of a raging political squabble over purchase of 36 Rafale jets, the Vice Chief of the IAF said Wednesday that the “beautiful” aircraft will give India “unprecedented” combat capabilities and those criticising the deal must understand the procurement norms. Air Marshal S B Deo also indicated unhappiness over delay in delivery of indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and suggested that private sector

  • LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Air Force has been introduced because of his efforts when he was Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stating that the project was “not going anywhere” before he assumed charge of the ministry in 2014.

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    Demonetisation: IAF aircraft deployed new demo currency

    New Delhi: Over Rs 29.41 crore was spent on use of the IAF ultra-modern transport aircraft — the C-17 and the C-130J Super Hercules — to ferry newly-issued Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes post-demonetisation, according to an RTI reply. The move to scrap the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, and saw 86 per cent of the currency

  • Forces told not to gloat over past successes, but plan for the future

     New Delhi : The high-powered Defence Planning Council, at its first meeting in the national capital early this week, asked the armed forces to be restructures and be leaner and meaner to be ready for future wars and not gloat over successes in yesterday’s wars.

  • IAF conducts mass casualty evacuation drill from Assam to Kolkata

    Kolkata: The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force conducted a mass casualty evacuation drill on March 19, as part of Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises. It was conducted from Air Force Station Chabua in Assam to Netaji Subhash International Airport in Kolkata and further on to Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Alipore by road.

  • IAF needs jets fast, not through tenders

    New Delhi  : Even as the Defence Ministry prepares for a fresh global tender since after cancellation of the order for 126 Rafale jets from France, the IAF has cried foul that it will take eight to 10 years even while its fleet is depleting fast and cannot wait so long for the revamp.

  • Assam: 2 Indian Air Force pilots killed in aircraft crash

    New Delhi:  Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in a plane crash near Jorhat in Assam today, official sources said. Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in a plane crash near Jorhat in Assam today, official sources said.

  • Rafale Deal: UPA sat over IAF’s urgent need for a decade?

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday justified Prime Minister Modi striking a deal during his France visit to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft, a matter that had been kept hanging by the UPA for a decade, jeopardising national security.

  • 20 IAF planes to touch down on Lucknow-Agra Expressway on Oct 24

    Lucknow: Twenty aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), including AN-32 transport, Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi 30 MKI, will make a touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on October 24, an official said. A traffic blockade will be put in place from October 20, to prepare the highway stretch for the event.

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    Indian Air Force Day: 5 Bollywood films with air force connection

    We tend to leave behind the patriotism in us in our day to day life. It appears only twice either during an India-Pakistan match or while we watch reports on border issues. For a country like India where citizens don’t have an easy access to knowledge when it comes to armed forces, there is Bollywood which spun stories which portray (at least try to) air force’s internal mechanisms and the life of