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Sri Lankan airmen shifted to Bangalore? Send them home, Jayalalitha demands (Fourth Lead, superseding previous story)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In an apparently delicate balancing act, a group of Sri Lankan airmen being trained at a base near Chennai have been shifted to Bangalore after ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen’s status; Jayalaithaa demands they be sent home (Third Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near Chennai were ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near the Tamil ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear case of disconnect, the Chennai wing of the Press Information Bureau said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire long-range rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 15 (IANS) In the wake of growing threats posed by rockets at the disposal of Israel's foes, the Israeli military will acquire rockets of its own, an Israeli ... Read more...

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Clinton talks military cooperation with Bulgarian PM


February 6th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Sofia, Feb 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday paid a short visit to Bulgaria and discussed energy issues and military cooperation with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, ... Read more...

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US to deploy drones in Bulgaria


December 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia, Dec 7 (IANS) Bulgaria will allow the US to deploy drones at two of its air bases in the country, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The decision comes following a defence cooperation ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force buying radars to stop bird-hits


October 16th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon buy 41 specialized radars to help monitor bird activity around air bases to prevent bird-hits that are responsible ... Read more...

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IAF to induct more fighters, radars in northeast


July 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct more Sukhoi Su-30 combat jets, as also more radars in the northeast as part of a strategic deployment of ... Read more...

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IAF shortlists Swiss aircraft for training rookie pilots


June 16th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has short-listed the Swiss-made Philatus PC-7 aircraft to buy for training its rookie pilots, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal P.V. ... Read more...

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IAF inducts second SU-30 squadron in northeast


March 1st, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chabua (Assam), March 1 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Tuesday inducted a second squadron of its frontline Sukhoi-SU30 combat jets in the northeast as part of a strategic deployment of advanced assets ... Read more...

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IAF objects to highrises near RAW’s aviation branch


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has raised objections with the government over the construction of multi-storeyed buildings - part of the Aero City near the Indira Gandhi International ... Read more...

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28-aircraft flypast at Republic Day parade


January 21st, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army will stage a 28-aircraft flypast, including a special manoeuvre by a frontline Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jet, during the ... Read more...

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US Air Force ferries security tonnage ahead of Obama visit


October 28th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Hectic last-minute preparations have started in Mumbai with two US Air Force aircraft bringing in tonnes of security equipment for US President Barack Obama's visit, beginning here ... Read more...

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IAF sets up ‘Operation Parakram’ like security cover for Delhi CWG


October 1st, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): The Indian Air Force on Friday said that aerial security cover over Delhi ahead of and during the XIXth Commonwealth Games could be ... Read more...

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Shahid Kapoor growing beard for ‘Mausam’


April 12th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11(IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who held a clean shaved chocolate boy image until director Vishal Bharadwaj's "Kaminey", is yet again donning a new look, wearing a beard for his father ... Read more...

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Pak Defence Minister admits US used several airbases for Afghan operation


January 15th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.15 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has admitted that several air bases in Pakistan were used by the US forces for carrying out operations inside Afghanistan, but added that ... Read more...

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India conspiring to tear apart Pakistan: JI chief


December 10th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec.10 (ANI): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Munawwar Hasan has once again accused India of fanning extremism inside the country, saying it is conspiring to 'tear Pakistan apart.'Addressing a tribal jirga here, ... Read more...

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Western Air Command’s chief reviews preparedness


September 9th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne, who heads the Indian Air Force's (IAF) western command, Wednesday visited the Chandigarh air force station to review the "operational and training preparedness", ... Read more...

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Four Sukhoi fighter jets stationed at Tezpur


June 15th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tezpur June 15 (ANI): To strengthen its capability along the borders of China, the Indian Air force (IAF) today stationed four Sukhoi fighter jets at the Tezpur airbase in Assam.Air Marshal ... Read more...

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IAF pilots braved bullets to help poll officials


May 14th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Squadron Leader R. Dhobhal, the pilot of a Mi-17 helicopter, was supervising the loading of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and poll officials into his chopper when he ... Read more...

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US using Pakistan airbase for drone attacks on Pakistanis: report


February 18th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan is allowing the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to secretly use an airbase in southern Pakistan to launch attacks on its own militants, the Times reported Wednesday. A ... Read more...

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Mumbai attacks: Pakistan’s ‘blank cheque’ to China on dealing with India


January 22nd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Cornered by the world community on its response to the Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistan has given all-weather friend China a "blank cheque" to negotiate on its behalf with ... Read more...

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Ther is no time limit but Pakistan must act: Antony


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) More than 30 terror outfits are still active in Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Friday while stressing that there was no change in Islamabad's attitude ... Read more...

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McCain fears India will attack Pakistan


December 31st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): US Senator John McCain has expressed his fears that India might be on the verge of launching an attack on Pakistan in the wake of last months ... Read more...

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Pak FO says US strikes violate international law


November 14th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) has said that the US had been violating international law by launching missile attacks in the Tribal Areas, and that Pakistan government was ... Read more...

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Palin says Alaskas proximity to Russia certifies her foreign policy experience


September 26th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.26 (ANI): Alaska Governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin insisted on Thursday that her home states proximity to Russia constituted her foreign policy experience. In a sit down ... Read more...

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Situation not alarming along India-China border: IAF


July 21st, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Chabua (Assam), July 21 (IANS) Notwithstanding the existence of 14 Chinese airbases along the northeastern border, a top Indian Air Force (IAF) officer says there is no "offensive posture" on the part ... Read more...

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Air Chief Marshal Fali Major visits Air bases in J-K


June 21st, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 21 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal FH Major PVSM AVSM SC VM ADC visited Air Force Station Leh, Air Force Station Thoise and ... Read more...

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Most European nuke sites insecure: US report


June 21st, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, June 21 (DPA) A US Air Force investigation concluded that "most sites" used for deploying nuclear weapons in Europe lack the minimum security requirements of the US Department of Defence, according ... Read more...

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Pak has no control over two airstrips in its tribal areas meant for exclusive US use


May 17th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Belying Pakistans claims that it wont allow any foreign troops to operate from its soil, it has been learnt that two airstrips one near Wana and the ... Read more...

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Royal Air Force sends out condoms to attract 20,000 recruits


May 14th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): Top brass of the Royal Air Force are sending out condoms to 20,000 young men in a recruitment drive. They are mounted on cards with the slogan: ... Read more...

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