#Air Force

4 Feburary.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Feburary.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
The highlight of Aero India 2021 would be the inauguration of India Pavilion, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Aero India)

  • Aero India 2021 is Asia's largest military aviation exhibition
  • It is scheduled to be held from February 3 to February 5 in Bengaluru
  • Over 600 exhibitors from more than 50 countries will participate in the event

31 January
India is looking forward to the fifth-generation medium weight deep penetration fighter jet. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Tejas Mark II has a greater load carrying capacity and an array of superior avionics
  • The work on the new version of the combat jets is showing good progress and its production is likely to start in 2025
  • The HAL chairman and managing director said the Tejas project will significantly boost the aerospace sector in India

31 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Finance Minister will present the Union Budget on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Rs 4,71,000 crore was allocated for the defence budget, last year
  • Defence sector has made emergency purchases of over $2 billion since June 2020
  • According to reports, the 2021-22 defence budget might touch Rs 6 lakh crore mark

25 January.Odisha, India
The missile was tested from Integrated Test Range, off the Odisha coast. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • The surface-to-air missile is designed to handle many targets simultaneously
  • It can defend a much larger area than other similar kinds of missile
  • Akash-NG can tackle supersonic as well as subsonic targets

24 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Colonel Mohatsim Hyder Chaudhary will lead the Bangladesh tri-service contingent. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • The Bangladesh Army will lead the contingent constituting the first six rows
  • Next four rows will have members from Bangladesh Navy and Air Force
  •  Bangladesh is participating in the Republic Day parade to mark 50 years of the Bangladesh Liberation War

14 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RK Bhadauria believes that the procurement of Tejas will shape the future of Indian defence. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The procurement deal to buy 83 LCA Tejas jets is one of its kind, the Air Force chief confirmed
  • Tejas will have the capability of a standoff weapon, beyond the capability of the one used for Balakot airstrikes
  • On Wednesday, a Cabinet Committee chaired by PM Modi approved the procurement

9 January.Jakarta, Indonesia
A flight en route from Jakarta to Pontianak in Indonesia crashed on January 9, 2021. (Photo Credit: Instagram/sriwijayaair)

  • Indonesia saw its worst aviation crash in 1997, claiming 214 lives
  • As per reports, in 2016, nine of the worst performing airlines were from Indonesia
  • No official data has been released yet pertaining to the Sriwijaya Air crash on January 9

24 December 2020.Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan and China participated in joint air exercise. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovtofPakistan)

  • Pakistan and China participated in 'Shaheen (Eagle)-IX' exercise 
  • PAF Chief said it was heartening to see Pakistan-China friendship becoming stronger and stronger
  • He also thanked Commander of  PLAAF for sending large contingent to participate in the drill

8 October 2020.Delhi, India