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‘India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya’


May 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India declined to sell nuclear technology to Iran, Iraq and Libya in the 1980s in spite of being offered "huge" sums of money, said a ... Read more...

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Army pilot killed in chopper crash (Second Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu, May 23 (IANS) An Indian Army officer was killed and another injured Wednesday when their helicopter crashed on the Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, the military said.The ... Read more...

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New simulators for training air force pilots


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is acquiring simulators to help its rookie pilots learn the art of flying, parliament was informed Wednesday.The IAF has already ... Read more...

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Moscow questions NATO attack on Gaddafi


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO actions preceding the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should be scrutinised for their compliance with international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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I’m the only hero to fly a F-16: Shahid Kapur


July 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapur, who had the rare experience of flying multirole jet fighter aircraft F-16 to adapt traits of a fighter pilot for his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Israel makes device to monitor troops’ health


June 30th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 30 (IANS) Israeli defence scientists have designed a tiny device that can be attached to the ear and which could monitor the health status of an army personnel ... Read more...

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First Marut’s maiden flight remembered at HAL (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Friday re-kindled fond memories of the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber Marut (HF-24), which took to skies ... Read more...

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HAL relives first fighter’s maiden flight 50 years ago


June 17th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) celebrated the maiden flight of its first fighter bomber here Friday. It was on this day five decades ago ... Read more...

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UN chief mourns death of staff in Bolivia plane crash


May 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was deeply saddened at the news that four UN anti-drug workers and two pilots were killed in a ... Read more...

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UFOs expected at royal wedding, says retired Air Force major


March 31st, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A former Air Force major has said that the royal wedding is not only expected to be viewed by over a billion people around the world - but ... Read more...

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Complaint against Gilani’s pilots for smoking in public


March 31st, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A police complaint was filed Wednesday against the pilots of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's special aircraft for smoking in public.In his complaint, city-based ... Read more...

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‘Indigenous jet trainer to get initial clearance by July’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India's indigenous intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is all set to obtain its initial clearance for air force pilots to start operational flying on the aircraft by July this ... Read more...

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Army loses two pilots in Nashik chopper crash (Second lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian Army Wednesday lost two of its experienced pilots when their helicopter crashed into a residential area in Maharashtra's Nashik city. The pilots, Major Atul Garje ... Read more...

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British pilots relied on German search, rescue services during WWII


August 31st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): British Air Force pilots shot down over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain had to rely on German search and rescue services to save them from ... Read more...

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Philandering, not faithfulness, is ‘our norm’


July 30th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 30 (ANI): Humans are polygamous by nature and faithfulness is only an unnatural impulse, claims a new book.In the new book, Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality, ... Read more...

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Rakesh Sharma to attend Malaysian astronaut’s wedding


July 28th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) India's Rakesh Sharma will be among the 100 astronauts converging here to attend the wedding of Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Shukor's wedding with Halina Mohammed Yunos ... Read more...

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Greek air force pilots say too ’sick’ to fly


April 27th, 2010 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Athens, April 27 (DPA) Hundreds of Greek air force pilots said they were too "sick" to fly Monday in what many officials say is an organised protest against higher pay cuts to ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force pilots display helicopter aerobatics in Kochi


December 5th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Dec 5(ANI): Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots enthralled residents of Kerala with a mesmerizing display of helicopter aerobatics, which marked the formal conclusion of weeklong celebrations of the Navy Day at ... Read more...

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In a first, Chinese women enrol to become astronauts (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (Xinhua) China has selected 30 men and 15 women candidates in the second round of its space-training programme, officials said Thursday. All 45 candidates are air force pilots.Five men ... Read more...

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China selects new astronauts - one third of them women


September 17th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (Xinhua) The preliminary selection for candidates of China's second-batch of astronauts has been completed and candidates are 30 men and 15 women who are all air force pilots, authorities ... Read more...

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Lockheed begins F-16 trials for Indian Air Force


September 7th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) US aerospace major Lockheed Martin Monday began flying its three fighter F-16s here for trials of the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRC) that the Indian ... Read more...

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Lockheed Martin flying in F-16s to Bangalore for IAF trials


August 28th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Three F-16 advanced fighters of US aerospace major Lockheed Martin will soar into the skies Monday for the flight evaluation trials (FET) of the medium ... Read more...

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Search team to hunt for Polish explorer’s plane that got lost in 1928


August 24th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): A Norwegian team is set to embark on an expedition to find the submerged wreck of a plane which carried Norway's great polar explorer Roald Amundsen in 1928. ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks offer prayers for victims of Air France Flight 447


June 4th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Bodh Gaya, June 4 (ANI): Buddhist monks and nuns here offered prayer for the victims of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night en route ... Read more...

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Debris is from missing Air France jet


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Brasilia, June 3 (ANI): Plane wreckage spotted by Brazilian jets is from the Air France airliner that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean, it has been confirmed.Brazil's defence minister Nelson Jobim said the ... Read more...

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All bodies retrieved from South Africa’s chopper crash site


May 19th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 19 (IANS) The bodies of all three South African Air Force pilots have been retrieved following a massive search operation in the Woodstock Dam area in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where ... Read more...

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Two pilots killed in Pakistani military air crash (Lead)


March 5th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (DPA) Two Pakistan Air Force pilots were killed Thursday when their Mushshak plane crashed in the eastern province of Punjab, the military said. The propeller-driven aircraft was on a routine ... Read more...

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Flying in F-16 most exhilarating after Olympics: Bindra


February 13th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian ace shooter and Olympics Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was on cloud nine Thursday after he flew in US fighter jet F-16IN of global aerospace major Lockheed Martin ... Read more...

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IAF chief says uniformed pilots not involved in close Mumbai air mishap


February 12th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Bangalore, Feb 12 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has defended his pilots and ruled out their involvement in a near collision ... Read more...

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Three Spanish air force pilots killed in double crash


January 20th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 20 (DPA) Three Spanish air force pilots were killed Tuesday in an accident involving two Mirage F-1 fighter-bomber planes, defence ministry sources said.The planes, which were on exercise flights, crashed ... Read more...

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IAF vice-chief praises UAE air force pilots


September 22nd, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS) Pilots of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force have come in for high praise from the vice chief of staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF), ... Read more...

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Now no girl wants to marry a fighter pilot thanks to low pay, laments Marshal Arjan Singh


September 15th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Earlier every girl wanted to marry a fighter pilot but now nobody wants to, thanks to the pathetic pay package and lack of respect for the armed ... Read more...

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RAF turn Jedi knights during sortie on Taliban


April 21st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.21 (ANI): Britains Royal Air Force pilots turned Jedi Knights on Sunday night, piloting eight Harriers bristling with hi-tech weaponry, on Taliban camps in Afghanistan. They got the moniker because they ... Read more...

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India to train Afghan army in counterinsurgency: Stratfor


April 14th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): The Indian Army will train Afghanistans army in counterinsurgency operations, Stratfor, the US news intelligence service, has said in its latest report.It described the move as a ... Read more...

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