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Fuel tank of Tejas aircraft falls mid air in TN

A fuel tank fell off from a Tejas aircraft, which was on a sortie, into an agricultural field in the outskirts of Coimbatore on Tuesday, police said. It caused a three-foot deep crater and a minor fire, the police added. However, the combat jet landed safely in the nearby Sulur Air Force station, they said. […]

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Rs 5 lakh cash award announced for info on missing AN-32

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh award to any individual or group for providing credible information on the location of the Soviet-origin Antonov-32 transport plane that went missing with 13 men on board in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3. The announcement, described as unprecedented by air force officers, comes after […]

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AN-32 aircraft certified to fly on bio-jet fuel

The IAF has undertaken a series of evaluation tests and trials with this green aviation fuel for the last one year. The scope of these checks was in consonance with international aviation standards. The AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was Friday certified to fly on blended aviation fuel containing up to […]

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IAF’s Abhinandan’s unit gets ‘Falcon Slayers’ patches

The Indian Air Force has given new shoulder patches with titles ‘Falcon Slayers’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Bison squadron in a tribute to his bravery in shooting down a F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat on February 27, officials said. The new patches given to the 51 Squadron […]