Articles tagged under: IAF

IAF Helicopter makes precautionary landing in farm in Bhavnagar district, all safe

August 06, 2019
IAF Helicopter makes precautionary landing in farm in Bhavnagar district, all safe

Bhavnagar: An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter made a precautionary landing near Bhavnagar district in Gujarat this morning after it developed a technical snag while flying from Surat to Jamnagar. All nine crew members on board the helicopter were safe, he said.The medium lift helicopter of the South Western Air Command (SWAC) was on Monday engaged in a rescue operation in a flooded region of Mangrol in a Surat district of South Gujarat. It made the precautionary landing at an agricultural fiel...Read More

13 air lifted in flood hit Mangrol taluka of South Gujarat

August 05, 2019
13 air lifted in flood hit Mangrol taluka of South Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Air force today air lifted 13 villagers in rain ravaged Mangrol Taluka of Surat district in Gujarat. A Defence Spokesperson today said that South Western Air Command, Gandhinagar has intensified its Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the affected Vadodara, Navsari & Surat districts of Gujarat and Mumbai & Thane districts of Maharashtra. 'Till now 112 individuals, 45 in Gujarat and 67 in Maharashtra have already been rescued for whi...Read More

IAF helicopters save 45 lives in South Gujarat in airlifting operation

August 04, 2019

Gandhinagar: South Western Air Command (SWAC) had positioned Medium Lift Helicopters at nodal centres including 2 helicopters at Baroda Air Base to provide assistance towards HADR at short notice. At around 1130 h request from Relief Commissioner for rescuing personnel from Navsari district was received. The helicopters piloted by Squadron Leader Krishna and Squadron Leader Praveen Tiwari got airborne swiftly rescuing 45 men, women and children from flooded area. The rescued people were ...Read More

In pictures: SWAC marks Kargil Vijay Divas at its Gandhinagar headquarters

July 29, 2019
In pictures: SWAC marks Kargil Vijay Divas at its Gandhinagar headquarters

Gandhinagar: In pics - Indian Air Force marks Kargil Vijay Divas at South Western Air Command headquarters in Gandhinagar, Gujarat Read More

Firing range for testing of Army, IAF weapons to come up at Dholera

July 11, 2019
Firing range for testing of Army, IAF weapons to come up at Dholera

Ahmedabad: Initial clearances to set up a firing range for weapons of Indian Air Force and Army at Dholera Special Investment Region in Gujarat has been received. The land too has been earmarked. These details were shared by Air Marshal RK Dhir, advisor - defence and aerospace - Government of Gujarat at Gujarat Aviation Conclave of CII held at Novotel hotel in Ahmedabad today. Jaiprakash Shivhare, managing director, Dholera Industrial City said the facility is coming up on the request of...Read More

In a first, all woman crew of IAF fly MI-17 V5 chopper for battle inoculation in Gujarat

May 28, 2019
In a first, all woman crew of IAF fly MI-17 V5 chopper for battle inoculation in Gujarat

Gandhingar: Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (Co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) today became country’s first ‘All Women Crew’ to fly a Medium Lift Helicopter. The ‘All women crew’ flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter for a Battle Inoculation Training mission taking off and landing from restricted areas at a forward air base in South Western Air Command in Gujarat, an IAF official said. Flt Lt Parul Bhardwaj hails fro...Read More

Air India plane to Muscat makes emergency landing at Jamnagar Air Force base

May 20, 2019
Air India plane to Muscat makes emergency landing at Jamnagar Air Force base

Jamnagar: Air India aircraft on Delhi - Muscat(Oman) route, last evening had emergency landing at Jamnagar based Indian Air Force(IAF) base in Gujarat due to medical emergency of an Indian passenger aboard. According to Defense spokesperson for Gujarat region, AI 973 flight on Delhi - Muscat route was diverted to Jamnagar based Air Force base in Gujarat at 10.30 pm with Indian passenger aged 33 suffering cardiac arrest in flight. Defense spokesperson said, IAF responded promptly and a pa...Read More

Plane from Pakistan entering North Gujarat airspace forced to land by IAF

May 10, 2019
Plane from Pakistan entering North Gujarat airspace forced to land by IAF

Gandhinagar: A suspicious aircraft from Pakistan entering in North of Gujarat airspace was forced to land in Jaipur. Indian Air Force in its statement said, An-12 aircraft of Georgia after getting airborne for Delhi from Karachi deviated from its scheduled flight path and entered Indian Air Space from an unscheduled point in North Gujarat. It was intercepted by IAF Air Defence aircraft and forced to land at Jaipur airfield. Full text of IAF statement: An unknown aircraft entered Indian A...Read More

Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

March 25, 2019
Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

New Delhi: On 25 March 2019, the IAF formally inducted the CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief guest and the event was attended by various dignitaries. IAF had signed a contract with M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 15 Chinook helicopters. The first batch of four helicopters has been delivered on schedule and the last batch is to be delivered ...Read More

Modi’s popularity surges to 62% ; Rahul’s rating sinks by 8% after Balakot Air strikes – Survey

March 09, 2019
Modi’s popularity surges to 62% ; Rahul’s rating sinks by 8% after Balakot Air strikes – Survey

New Delhi: The decisive IAF Air strikes at Balakot terror training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on February 26 has boosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity surged to 62 per cent as per the National approval ratings debated on the National Republic TV last night, Concerned Citizens’ Forum (CCF), a group of patriotic Indian citizens, said. In a statement here on Saturday, the Forum said that in post Balakot Air Strikes, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s rating sinks t...Read More