Sitharaman calls visits ‘eye-opening’, says integration of forces a priority

New Delhi, Oct 10 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who undertook a whirlwind tour of defence bases across the country, on Tuesday called her visits an “eye-opening experience” and stressed on the integration of the three armed forces. In her around 30-minute address at the Army Commanders’ Conference, the Minister said the integration was essential, […]

IAF capable of surgical strike, but decision will be taken by government: IAF Chief

New Delhi, Oct 5 : The Indian Air Force has full capability to carry out a surgical strike across the border but only if such a decision is taken by the government, Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday. Asked if the IAF can also carry out a surgical strike, Dhanoa […]

IAF to reach full squadron strength by 2032: Air chief

New Delhi, Oct 5 : The fighter squadron strength of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will reach the desired numbers by 2032, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. 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 […]

India can fight two-front war, counter China: IAF Chief

New Delhi, Oct 5 : The Indian Air Force is ready to fight a two-front war and has adequate capability to take on any military challenge from China, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Thursday. Addressing the annual IAF press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, Dhanoa said in a single […]

India has ‘Plan B’, ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

New Delhi, Oct 5 : Air force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said India is prepared to counter any threat from China and was also ready to face a two-front war. Addressing the annual press conference of the IAF ahead of Air Force Day, the IAF chief said they have a ‘Plan […]

Soldier on LoC killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu, Oct 3 : A soldier was killed on Tuesday in sniper fire from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said. During patrolling, Naik Mohinder Chenjung, deployed at Chera forward post in Mendhar sector of the LoC, was killed by a sniper shot from the Pakistan side at around […]