IAF Current Affairs - 2019

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India sign Rs.200 crore deal with Russia to acquire Strum Ataka

India has signed Rs.200 crore deal with Russia for acquiring Strum Ataka anti-tank missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force (IAF). This deal comes in wake of an IAF’s attempt to keep itself battle-ready in situations like post-Balakot aerial strikes. Key Highlights This Rs.200 crore deal for Strum Ataka anti-tank Read More…

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Kharga Prahar: Army training exercise concludes

The “Kharga Prahar”, a major training exercise conducted by the Indian Army in Punjab from 27 May 2019 concluded on 4 June 2019. Key Highlights of Exercise Kharga Prahar exercise was undertaken in plains of Punjab by various units and formations of Army’s Kharga Corps. The exercise was successful in validating latest operational concepts which Read More…

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BrahMos Air Launched Missile test fired from a Su-30 MKI

The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully fired aerial version of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. Key Highlights About: The IAF successfully fired BrahMos Air Launched Missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. Background: Earlier on 22 November 2017, the IAF became World’s first Air Force to successfully fire an Read More…

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IAF gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter from US

The Indian Air Force (IAF) was formally handed over its first AH-64E (I)-Apache Guardian helicopter at the Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, USA. The first batch of about four-six Apache helicopters will be delivered to India in July 2019. About ‘AH-64E Apache’ Background: In September 2015, India and US signed a deal worth $3 Read More…

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Pakistan to observe February 27 as ‘Operation Swift Retort’

Pakistan will observe the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) retaliatory action on 27th February 2019 against India as ‘Operation Swift Retort’. Key Highlights It was mentioned at PAF’s Air Staff presentation, which is held quarterly every year to take stock of operational preparedness of the force. According to PAF, “swift response” demonstrates their firm resolve, capacity Read More…

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Air Marshal Rakesh K S Bhadauria appointed as new Vice Chief of Air Staff

On May 1, Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, after superannuation of incumbent Air Marshal Anil Khosla. Post induction he will be looking after all air operations being carried out by force. Service and Tenure RKS Bhadauria was commissioned into India Air Force fighter stream Read More…

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IAF inducts four Chinook heavy-lift Helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters made in the US. The Chinook helicopters ordered from Boeing in September 2015, were commissioned into the IAF’s 126 Helicopter Unit. Chinook Helicopters Chinook is a multi-role, vertical-lift platform, twin-engine, tandem rotor which is used for transporting troops, artillery, equipment and fuel. Chinook would Read More…

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