Indian Air Force





Demise of HF-24 Marut – Was lack of engines the real cause?

Introduction   HF-24 ‘Marut’ was independent India’s first attempt at creating a supersonic fighter aircraft and ushering self reliance in the critical field of fighter aircraft aviation. The country did invest considerable resources into the project and went to the extent of inviting the acclaimed German airplane designer of World…


Attack on Pathankot AFS: Quick Assessment

A quick summary and assessment of events basis whatever I’ve come across in the media. I’ve also added my comments along with it. The terrorists entered India on the intervening night of December 31 and 1st January. Some news reports have claimed that the Innova was ARRAINGED to pick-up the…


IAF Re-Equipment Imperatives: An Analysis

The issue with respect to declining number of squadrons in Indian Air Force has gained prominence over last couple of years. Recently, we have had news about IAF having presented a scenario to GOI about squadron strength declining to a dangerously low number in mid-20s before the end of this…