PUNE, INDIA – An Air India Airbus A321 reportedly was forced to perform an early rotation on takeoff, due to a jeep on the runway at Pune Airport in India, Airlive reports. This led to a tail strike with a damaged undercarriage as a result. However, the passenger aircraft took off safely and nobody was
MONT-DE-MARSAN, FRANCE – From July 1 to 12, French Rafales, French Mirage 2000s and Indian Flankers operated together during joint tactical exercise GARUDA 2019 in France. The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed 4 Su-30MKI Flankers, belonging to the 15th Wing (based at Bareily AFS), along with an Il-78MKI Midas aerial refueler from the 78th Sqn
DELHI – India’s Jet Airways has operated its last flight Wednesday evening, the airline reports. The ailing company has serious financial problems and a request with the State Bank of India (SBI) has been rejected. The problems at Jet Airways have accumulated in recent weeks. Salaries were not paid, angry lease companies claimed leased aircraft.
NEW DELHI – According to Reuters, the Indian Air Force will induct the French Dassault Rafale combat jet in September of this year, the chief of the Indian Air Force – B.S. Dhanoa – said earlier today. India has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the Air Force
NEW DELHI – According to Reuters the Indian government confirms that Pakistan had decided to return one of its captured Indian Air Force MIG-21 pilot. The Indian government is looking forward to his return, defense officials told reporters today. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman – who was captured by the Pakistan Army yesterday on February 27