Airforce Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Budget 2019

The Interim Budget 2019 has increased the allocations to the Defence Ministry by 6.87 per cent to Rs 3.18 lakh crore against last year’s allocation of Rs 2.98 lakh crore. Allocations to Defence Ministry The Defence Ministry budget outlay includes: Of the total allocation of Rs 3.18 lakh crore, Rs 1,08,248 crore has been set Read More…

Newly acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashed near Gwalior

The newly-acquired US-made C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior. All the five members of the crew died in the incident. Recently, India has inducted six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which were bought from the US at the cost of around Rs 6000 crore (USD 1.1 billion) three years Read More…

Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident

The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from air traffic control screens off Malaysia’s east coast early on March 8, as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. As per the recent analysis of satellite data, Inmarsat and UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have concluded that flight MH370 ended in Read More…

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III added into IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) flew its first advanced airlifter Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flew to India to be added into the fleet of India Air Force. Boeing is expected to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014. Utility: The C-17 will equip the IAF with amongst the world’s most advanced humanitarian Read More…

Southern India’s first fighter aircraft base inaugurated at Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

The Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) airbase which was undergoing modernization to cater to increased security and strategic demands has been finally inaugurated. The airbase will strengthen India’s presence over the Indian Ocean region and is the first fighter aircraft base here in southern India where the IAF is stationing its most lethal Su-30MKI combat aircraft. This would Read More…