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Cameron ‘guilty’ for making Britain vulnerable to war


September 18th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron risks going down in history as a "guilty man" for ordering defence cuts which have made Britain more vulnerable to war, ... Read more...

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‘Lack of strategic sense caused 1962 Sino-Indian war’


September 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total lack of strategic sense among the political leadership in New Delhi was the root cause of the bruising 1962 Sino-Indian war, experts said ... Read more...

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Israel keen on helping Goa meet its dairy deficit


August 25th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 24 (IANS) Israel is keen on partnering with dairy industry majors in Goa to increase milk production in the state, an official here said Friday.The state faces a ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Pakistan air base attack (Third Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Nine militants were killed Thursday in Pakistan's Punjab province after they attacked a key airbase of the country. Banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) later claimed ... Read more...

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Nine die in terror attack at Pakistan’s key airbase (Second Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least eight militants, wearing military uniform and lugging sophisticated weapons, were killed when they launched a brazen attack on a key Pakistani airbase in Punjab ... Read more...

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India test-flies naval version of LCA


April 27th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) India Friday conducted the maiden flight of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky."With the ... Read more...

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HAL chopper lands atop building; pilots safe (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) A chopper of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's training academy Thursday made an emergency landing atop a building in the eastern suburb of the city, with ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi jet crashes near Pune, pilots safe


December 13th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra city Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara’s ban revoked by Hockey India


September 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh and star mid-fielder Sardara Singh took a sigh of relief Wednesday after their two-year ban, for indiscipline, was revoked by ... Read more...

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India’s first military chopper pilot passes away


July 20th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Air Commodore (retd) S.K. Majumdar, the first Indian military pilot to fly a helicopter in 1954, died at the army's research and referral hospital here ... Read more...

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Probe how US choppers flew undetected: Pakistani daily


May 9th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) An inquiry is needed to look into "gaps in the defence and security system" that allowed US helicopters to fly deep inside Pakistan undetected during the ... Read more...

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The $10bn jet fighter deal: IAF went by the rule book


May 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's decision to shortlist two European combat planes for a $10.4 billion tender for 126 multi-role jet fighters was dictated by its air force's ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to ... Read more...

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Expert panel set up to probe Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Saturday appointed an expert committee to probe the April 19 helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang town, a statement said. Seventeen ... Read more...

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Committee of inquiry set up into Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Central Government on Saturday appointed a committee of inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to inquire into the circumstances of accident of a Pawan Hans ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army chief’s brother bats for India-Pakistan ties


April 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) Pakistani fans celebrated Indian cricket team's victory in the World Cup final, Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's brother said here Thursday as he sought ... Read more...

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UAE signs MoU with Bangladesh


March 18th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to develop cooperation in the field of air transport between both countries.The MoU ... Read more...

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Western Air Command chief visits Ambala station


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3(ANI): Air Marshal D.C. Kumaria, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, visited the Ambala Air Force Station on Thursday.He was accompanied by his wife, Vaneeta Kumaria, who is the ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Kumaria on a two-day visit to Air Force Station Chandigarh


March 1st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Mar 1 (ANI): Air Marshal DC Kumaria, Air Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Western Air Command, is on a two-day visit to Air Force Station Chandigarh to felicitate the station, as it celebrates ... Read more...

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Entrance to tunnel used for ‘The Great Escape’ revealed


January 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan. 19 (IANS) The unknown entrance to the George tunnel, believed to have been dug up by war prisoners of Nazi camp during World War-II, as part of the historical Great ... Read more...

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President awards Standard to 31 SQN, Colours to 9 BRD of Air Force


January 8th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Jan 8(ANI): The President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Pratibha Patil, on Saturday awarded the prestigious Presidential Standard to 31 Squadron Air Force and Colours to 9 ... Read more...

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India gets first of six Super Hercules airlifters


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The first of India's six C-130J Super Hercules airlifters, considered the world's most advanced transport aircraft, purchased from the US in a $1 billion deal has ... Read more...

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Indo-UK air exercise ‘Indradhanush begins’ at Kalaikunda


October 20th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct 20 (ANI): The flying exercise missions of Indo-UK air exercise 'Indradhanush' began on Wednesday at Air Force Station Kalaikunda in West Bengal's West Midnapore District.During the initial two-days of the ... Read more...

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Group Captain Tendulkar now part of Indian Air Force


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar today joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) with the rank of Honorary Group Captain on Friday.Welcoming Tendulkar into ... Read more...

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Sachin joins IAF as Group Captain


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Welcoming Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar into the Indian Air Force (IAF) family, Marshal of the Air Force, Arjan Singh, said on Friday that it was a ... Read more...

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Sachin to join Indian Air Force as Group Captain on Friday


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to honour master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with the rank of Honorary Group Captain on Friday.Air Headquarters has ... Read more...

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Mystery over presence of third person in crashed Pak Airblue jet’s cockpit


August 28th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): Investigations have revealed the possibility of presence of a third person inside the cockpit of the Airblue jet which crashed in the Margala hills on July 28 killing all ... Read more...

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IAF transports bridging equipment to Leh


August 13th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), from its Chandigarh base, has started transporting bridging equipment to install temporary bridges in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh town. Leh town was destroyed ... Read more...

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Aero model show marks 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata


July 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaJamshedpur, July 30 (ANI): The 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata, the pioneer Indian aviator was observed with an impressive aero modelling display and static aircraft show at Jamshedpur, ... Read more...

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Islamabad plane crash: Investigators to probe possibilities of sabotage, hijacking


July 29th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29(ANI): The Pakistan government has formed two separate investigation teams to determine the actual cause of Wednesday's plane crash near Islamabad, in which all 152 passengers onboard were feared to ... Read more...

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After restoration, Spitfire to fly again


July 25th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): A project to create an authentic Mark I Spitfire will be completed later this year.According to The Telegraph, the X4650 aircraft will take to the skies 70 years ... Read more...

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Ex Garuda: Indian fighter jets excel in asset protection mission in France


June 24th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Marseille (France), June 24 (ANI): Indian fighter jet SU-30MKIs have excelled in high value air borne asset protection and busting missions in the Exercise Garuda 2010 being held at the Istres ... Read more...

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Sachin proud to be associated with Indian Air Force


June 24th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jun 24 (ANI): Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who will be conferred the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, is delighted to be part of the ... Read more...

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Garuda a ‘milestone’ in India-French defence cooperation


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A 12-day joint aerial exercise between the Indian, French and Singaporean air forces, currently underway at the Istres Air Base in the South of France and ... Read more...

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Sachin an honorary IAF group captain?


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) may grant the honorary rank of group captain to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in recognition of the laurels he has brought ... Read more...

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