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Russia could deploy unmanned bomber after 2040


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could deploy a sixth-generation" pilotless strategic bomber aircraft after 2040, Lt. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of the Long-Range Aviation Command, said Thursday."That ... Read more...

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Chinese jets train over Tibet


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) J-10 fighters of the Chinese Air Force have conducted ground attack training over the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, the first operation of its kind, it was reported Thursday.According ... Read more...

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IAF awaits cabinet nod to buy Pilatus trainer


November 18th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is awaiting cabinet approval to buy the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-7 aircraft to train its rookie pilots, Chief of Air Staff Air ... Read more...

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IAF to join US Red Flag exercise in 2013


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to join the US Air Force-hosted prestigious 'Red Flag' combat aviation exercise in the US in 2013."We ... Read more...

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Eight soldiers die in Yemen car bombing


July 24th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), July 24 (IANS) At least eight soldiers were killed and 20 injured when a booby-trapped car targeted a military patrol in Yemen's southern port city of Aden Sunday.A ... 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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India to do $2 bn deal for Jaguar engines from single vendor


June 13th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to acquire new engines for its battle-hardy Jaguar fighter aircraft from a single manufacturer in what is estimated ... Read more...

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Commanders to debate battle readiness, security threats


April 20th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The security situation in India's neighbourhood, maritime safety and piracy, terrorism and internal threats are among the issues commanders army, navy and air force commander ... Read more...

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Gaddafi loyalists using civilians as human shields to safeguard weapons from airstrikes: NATO


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 6 (ANI): NATO has accused Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime of using civilians as human shields to safeguard their heavy weapons from being targeted by international air strikes in Libya.CBS ... Read more...

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Gaddafi planting bodies at sites of coalition air strike in Libya: Gates


March 27th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27(ANI): U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces are planting dead bodies of civilians at sites attacked by coalition forces, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has ... Read more...

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French warplanes destroy several Libyan aircraft


March 27th, 2011 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 27 (IANS) French warplanes involved in the coalition operation from Friday to Saturday have destroyed several fighter jets and helicopters belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's force, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Chinese air forces conduct joint exercise


March 19th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese air forces are currently conducting joint exercises at an undisclosed location in Pakistan, according to a media report.Combat aircraft, pilots and technicians of ... Read more...

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India to wrap up safe evacuation operation in Libya


March 9th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India expects to wrap up the safe evacuation of its citizens in strife-torn Libya as another batch of 2,400 Indians stranded in the north African ... Read more...

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Palin blames White House for not supporting Libya


February 24th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has accused the White House of not showing support to the people of Libya in their protests against the country's dictator Muammar Gaddafi.Palin ... Read more...

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Indian Air force is looking for fifth generation aircraft


February 11th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 11 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal PV Naik has said that increasing and mordernising the fleet is the primary focus of Indian Air Force (IAF).Addressing a press conference at the Aero ... Read more...

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French Army chief in India to ramp up defence relations


January 31st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French Army chief General Elrick Irastorza Monday arrived here on a three-day visit, seeking to ramp up defence cooperation and relations between India and France and initiate ... Read more...

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PM must resign if he cannot protect fishermen: Jayalalithaa


January 26th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday termed Dr. Manmohan Singh a weak Prime Minister and said he should resign if he cannot protect Indian fishermen from being ... Read more...

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Airbus bids for IAF’s midair refueller contract


January 20th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Airbus Military, a European consortium, Thursday said it has bid to supply six mid-air refuellers to the Indian Air Force (IAF).The IAF had re-issued the tender in ... Read more...

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‘Terrorist safe havens inside Pak territory remain threat to the whole world’: Afghanistan


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 23 (ANI): More pressure should be exerted on insurgents sheltering in safe havens inside Pakistan territory because they threaten security not only in the region, but all across the globe, ... Read more...

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India-Britain joint air exercise enters final phase


October 28th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The final phase of India-Britain joint air exercise - Indradhanush - began Thursday at Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal's West Midnapore district with increased number of launches, ... Read more...

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AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Force Exercise


October 11th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct 11 (ANI): The Indian Air Force Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) will for the first time participate in an Indo-UK Air Force Exercise named 'Ex-Indradhanush' that would be held ... Read more...

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Chavan appreciates ITBP for donating Rs.10.75 million in PM Relief Fund for Leh victims


August 28th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.28 (ANI): Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday appreciated the monetary help contributed to Prime Minister's Relief Fund by the Indo Tibetan Border Police for ... Read more...

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Here’s soccer through the lens of science


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): As the 2010 FIFA World Cup fever grips the entire world, an American scientist is helping footie fans understand the science of soccer.In an article appearing in ... 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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Indian, French air forces begin aerial exercise (With Images)


June 14th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indian and French air forces will engage in a variety of missions ranging from close combat, engagement of large forces, slow mover protection and protecting ... Read more...

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Sukhoi fighters to participate for first time in Indo-France air forces exercise


June 7th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): India's frontline fighter jet Sukhoi-30 MKI along with IAF's Special Forces Garuda would be taking part in an exercise in France for the first time.The ... Read more...

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PAF gets its first air-to-air refuelling aircraft


December 20th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.20 (ANI): In a significant move which has put the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on the list of some of the world's most advanced air forces, the PAF had inducted ... Read more...

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US-China military engagement lagging behind: US Pacific commander


December 4th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) US Pacific Commander Admiral Robert F. Willard Friday said that the US-China military engagement "lags behind" and there is a need to give a push to ... Read more...

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Chinese military calls for peaceful use of airspace


November 6th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) An air force commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Friday called for peaceful use of airspace and said no country will be able to protect itself ... Read more...

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Indian Ambassador, Air Force Observer visit Oman’s Thumrait airbase


October 28th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Thumrait (Oman), Oct. 28 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Oman, Anil Wadhwa, and Senior Indian Air Force Observer, Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Rai, visited the Thumrait airbase of Royal Air Force of ... Read more...

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Indo-US air force exercise comes to a successful end


October 23rd, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Oct 23 (ANI): Indo-US air force bilateral exercise, Cope India 2009, today came to a successful completion, with both the air forces working together, enhancing and understanding the employment philosophies of ... Read more...

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Indian, Omani air forces to hold joint exercise


October 14th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Expecting to be roped in for anti-piracy operations in the near future, the Indian Air Force (IAF) would, for the first time, be undertaking a week-long ... Read more...

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Indo-Oman air exercise ‘Eastern Bridge’ to foster defence cooperation ties


October 14th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) will conduct a week-long bilateral exercise codenamed - Eastern Bridge - at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets first of 18 new F-16s


October 14th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) The US has unveiled the first of 18 new F-16s being produced for Islamabad amidst a furore in Pakistan over the tough anti-terror conditions attached ... Read more...

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India-US joint military exercise kicks off


October 12th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India and the US Monday launched one of their largest-ever ground combat joint exercises codenamed 'Yudh Abhyas' (war study) at Babina in Uttar Pradesh. For the next two ... Read more...

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