Tag: Air Chief

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  • IAF erects Rafale replica outside Air Chief’s house, bang opposite Congress HQ

    IAF erects Rafale replica outside Air Chief’s house, bang opposite Congress HQ

    A replica of the Rafale fighter aircraft has been put up outside the official residence of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, which is attracting huge attention.

    May 31, 2019
  • The dishonoured Air Chief

    The dishonoured Air Chief

    Is India a banana republic? The answer is an emphatic 'No'. Yet, why does a political stalwart, who and whose political party had the pleasure and privilege of ruling India for 55 years, publicly target and viciously denigrate the incumbent Indian Air Force chief? Why this humiliation? Especially, on a day, when the Chinese foreign minister, Wang, and a military delegation from Beijing are in town? How happy will the Chinese be? Will, they not celebrate? Elated to see helplessness of the dishonoured serving Air Chief.

    December 29, 2018
  • Air force to reach full squadron strength by 2032: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

    Air force to reach full squadron strength by 2032: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

    The fighter squadron strength of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will reach the desired numbers by 2032, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Thursday. Addressing the customary annual press conference here ahead of the October 8 IAF anniversary, the Air Force chief said that as squadrons of older fighter jets retire, Rafale …

    October 5, 2017
  • Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh’s death great loss to the country: Sitharaman

    Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh’s death great loss to the country: Sitharaman

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday termed the death of Marshal of Air Force Arjan Singh a “great loss” to the country. “The kinds of aircraft that he has flown, the positions that he held, the awards that he has received and number of years of service. Irrespective of that his retirement happened in 1970, …

    September 17, 2017
  • Beyond the gung-ho

    Beyond the gung-ho

    Given the prevailing military tensions along the northern frontier, and the recent tendency of jihadi terrorists to launch fidayeen strikes against defence installations, it is not surprising that a communication from the Chief of the Air Staff to all his 12,000-odd officers should be interpreted as the ringing of alarm-bells: some even suggesting that the …

    May 22, 2017
  • Chief’s concerns

    Chief’s concerns

    Years of disciplined service, and the need to be “politically correct” when holding high appointments combined to ensure there was little turbulence generated at the farewell press conference of the outgoing Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Air Chief. Yet it required no super-sensitive radar to detect that Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha …

    December 29, 2016