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As Chinese influence looms, Antony to visit Maldives


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday heads to Male on a three-day visit during which he will inaugurate a military hospital and a training academy for ... Read more...

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War surgery workshop held


September 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 150 surgeons from across the country took part in a workshop on war surgery at the army's Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir, an ... Read more...

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Pakistani panel to probe airbase attack


August 17th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force has formed a five-member committee to probe the terror attack at Kamra airbase, a media report said Friday.Pakistan Air Force chief, Air ... Read more...

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Indonesia says ‘no, thanks’ to Russia’s Sukhoi jets


August 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indonesia will buy no more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, opting instead for US F-16s, an Indonesian official said Thursday.The Indonesian Air Force has ... Read more...

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Key Indian Army, IAF commanders meet; talk synergy


July 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the first such effort, the commanders of the Indian Army's and the IAF's swordarms that defend most of the western frontiers with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Update on new technologies, IAF officers advised


July 9th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Indian Air Force (IAF) all set to add new assets worth several crores of rupees in the coming years, officers and airmen ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Kumaria is new IAF vice chief


May 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Air Marshal D.C. "Tiny" Kumaria, a veteran fighter pilot, will Friday take over as the Indian Air Force (IAF) vice chief. Kumaria currently heads the ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief-designate conferred medal for distinguished service


April 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army's chief-designate and present Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh and vice chief Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh were among senior armed ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force chief begins Bangladesh trip


March 18th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Sunday left for a four-day trip to Bangladesh to step-up bilateral military ties between ... Read more...

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Dependence on defence imports risky for India: Experts


March 17th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) As much as 70 percent dependence on imports for weapons and other defence equipment even 65 years after independence is a risky proposition for India and ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilot safe


March 5th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF), Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in Rajasthan Monday but the pilot ejected to safety, an officer said."The crash occurred around 12.45 ... Read more...

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Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India Friday afternoon but the two pilots ejected to safety, an IAF spokesman said.The aircraft, ... Read more...

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Army chief reviews Kashmir border security


February 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh reviewed the security along the border with Pakistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and China in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, an official said."The ... Read more...

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India’s need for aerospace engineers to grow: Experts


February 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) With calls for the government to liberalise foreign direct investment (FDI) norms to allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic air carriers, ... Read more...

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IAF plans to induct more drones in fleet


February 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to induct more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in its fleet for surveillance and reconnaissance on the borders as ... Read more...

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No war with China in near future, says IAF officer


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) Discounting US intelligence reports of a limited armed conflict between India and China, a senior Indian Air Force officer Friday ruled out any war in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani apex court to hear ISI pay-out case Feb 29


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Monday fixed Feb 29 for hearing the petition filed by Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan who alleged that the Inter Services Intelligence ... Read more...

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Military should bow to civilian rule, suggests Gilani


January 4th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has again suggested that the military should always remain subservient to civilian rule.All national institutions should perform their functions in their ... Read more...

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India set to reopen military hospital in Tajikistan


December 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) India is all set to revive a military hospital it operated a decade ago in Tajikistan, a key Central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan.India's Armed Forces ... Read more...

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Man who led Pakistan Air Force in 1965 India war dead


December 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Malik Nur Khan, who led the Pakistan Air Force in the war against India in 1965, is dead. He was 88, a media report said.Air Marshal ... Read more...

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IAF to set up defence radar station in Mizoram


December 4th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will install an air defence radar station (ADRS) in Mizoram bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, an official said here Sunday."The high-tech ADRS ... 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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India to pick combat fighter by mid-December


November 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) India will pick by mid-December a Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in a multi-billion dollar deal, the Indian Air Force chief, Air Marshal Norman Anil ... Read more...

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Reactivated airfield in Arunachal strategic: IAF chief


November 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) Reactivation of an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar on the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh is of strategic importance for the region, Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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IAF going through dynamic changes: Air Chief


November 17th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is going through dynamic changes, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne said Thursday."We need to translate the motto of ... Read more...

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India re-activating air strip in Arunachal


November 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Wary of China's military infrastructure and capabilities build up in Tibet, India will Friday "fully re-activate" an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar in ... Read more...

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Air chief leads Remembrance Day for troops


November 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne led armed forces personnel in paying tributes to martyred soldiers at an old ... Read more...

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Missing MiG-29 pilot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing ... Read more...

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Crashed MiG’s one engine found, no trace of pilot


October 27th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have recovered one engine of the MiG-29 fighter plane that crashed off a snow-bound peak of Himachal Pradesh Oct 18, ... Read more...

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India, Russia to review defence ties


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday begin a review of the entire spectrum of their defence cooperation apart from exchanging views on regional and global security at ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Vashisht becomes IAF maintenance chief


October 1st, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Air Marshal R.K. Vashisht, a Kargil conflict hero and the senior-most aeronautical engineer of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Saturday took over as the air ... Read more...

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‘Antony won’t witness fifth generation combat plane flight’


September 30th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be on a three-day visit to Russia next week, but will not get a chance to witness the ambitious ... Read more...

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‘Armed forces urgently need advanced simulators’


September 12th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) To enhance their combat capabilities, the Indian armed forces urgently need advanced simulation technology that will be cost effective and "most importantly reduce the loss ... Read more...

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New IAF vice chief, Eastern air commander take charge


August 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar, an ace MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter pilot, Monday took over as vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) here. ... Read more...

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