The current batch of Indian Air Force woman trainees have been qualified as transport and helicopter pilots.
"In the current batch of cadets undergoing training, women trainees have not qualified for being inducted as fighter pilots but have succeeded in training as transport and helicopter pilots," an IAF official was quoted as saying by The Hindu during a media visit to the IAF’s academy in Dundigal of Telangana on Monday.
The IAF will be celebrating its 84th Foundation Day on October eight. During run up to the celebrations at the IAF academy in Dundigal, the officials showcased the functioning of trainer Pilatus aircraft and the simulator used by cadets at the academy.
The delivery of the 36 Rafale fighters India has ordered from France may arrive ‘slightly earlier than the scheduled time of 36 months, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said. “As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier
Indian Reliance Group and Dassault Aviation have announced a joint venture (JV) to execute $3.3 billion worth offset contract as part of the Rafale fighter jet deal
The Indian ministry of defense has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to procure approximate 12 High Power Radars (HPRs). According to the RFI issued on 26 September 2016, the MoD stated that the radars would be used for Air Defence Surveillance
Confusion prevails over the number of terrorist casualties in the ‘surgical strike by Indian troops when they crossed the line of control (LoC), the unofficial border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, to attack terrorists waiting to enter India. The Indian Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh who briefed the media yesterday did not give out a figure of casualties among terrorists
Indian troops were ferried into the Pakistan occupied Kashmir territory for ‘surgical strike by ALH Dhruv choppers to destroy seven terror launch pads. This is the first time that the home-grown Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) has been used in an offensive operation
The Indian Air Force is modifying its medical norms for pilots and new applicants by striking off a number of abnormalities or ailments from the list that deemed pilots to be medically unfit for flying. Speaking on the sidelines of the 64th International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine on Monday, Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor, Director General Medical Services (Air), said no evidence was found that spinal deformities like Schmorl's nodes affect flying, though it was earlier thought that it may lead to fracture in case of ejection or other such situations, PTI reports
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