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UAE, Bahrain hold joint air exercises


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain took part in a joint air drill held to enhance military cooperation between the two ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force holds war games in northeast


March 1st, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Preparing to meet military threats from China, the Indian Air Force has been conducting a major war exercise in the northeast, in coordination ... Read more...

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Antony witnesses Indian Navy’s battle readiness exercise


February 8th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) India's lone aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, may be over 50 years old, but the latest refit that it went through in 2009-10 has made it a ... Read more...

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Medal for locating Arunachal CM’s crashed chopper


January 26th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Wing Commander Felix Patrick Pinto, an helicopter pilot of the Indian Air Force, who helped search for the fateful Pawan Hans helicopter of then Arunachal ... Read more...

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India quietly activates airstrip near Chinese border


April 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Wary of the build up of Chinese military infrastructure along its borders, India has silently activated an advanced landing ground (ALG) for its air force ... Read more...

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All-female US Air Force team launches historic mission in Afghanistan


April 4th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bagram Airfield (Afghanistan) Apr.4 (ANI): A team of female US Airmen has made history in Afghanistan, by planning, maintaining and flying the first all-woman combat mission from the Bagram Airfield.The two-plane ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s “eyes and ears” air force no longer exists as a fighting force: RAF commander


March 24th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24(ANI): The United States-led military campaign has wiped out Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's air force, RAF Air Vice-Marshal Greg Bagwell, who commands the United Kingdom's air operations, has said.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Gaddafi may be considering exile despite claims of winning war: Clinton


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has spoken out for the first time in a week to assure his loyalists that the regime would defeat the international coalition who ... Read more...

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Britain to sack nearly 100 air force trainee pilots


February 14th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) will sack up to 100 trainee pilots in a cost-cutting measure - a move that may leave the armed forces without enough airmen, ... Read more...

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IAF inducts C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlift aircraft


February 5th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Together with the raising of No. 77 Squadron, named 'Veiled Vipers', the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted the first C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft procured from the United ... Read more...

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High costs ground Pakistan gunships in terror war


January 26th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pakistan military is struggling to maintain the ferocity of its campaign against the Taliban guerrillas in the tribal regions due to a resource crunch that has ... Read more...

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Dense fog hits normal life, disrupts air-rail services in Delhi


January 8th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 9ANI): Most of the people in national capital woke up this morning to witness dense fog and chilly weather, with reports claiming that the prevailing conditions have disrupted ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Kumaria to be new Western Command chief


December 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Air Marshal DC Kumaria will take over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command (WAC) here on January 1, 2011.Commissioned as a fighter pilot in the ... Read more...

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Defence secretary, Air Chief emphasize need for greater mutual synergy


October 29th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): The Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and the Chief of Air Staff P.V Naik,emphasized the necessity to have greater synergy between Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the IAF HQ ... Read more...

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Arms for Pakistan, export curbs top Antony’s US agenda


September 27th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Pakistan's diversion of US supplied arms against India and export controls on high tech items top Defence Minister A. K. Antony's agenda here to prepare ... Read more...

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CASAC would give suggestions to Govt. on air safety issues: Praful Patel


June 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Thursday said the newly formed Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC) would give suggestions to the Government on various air safety ... Read more...

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Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council meets to review air safety issues


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel inaugurated Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC), the high-level aviation advisory body meeting, which met for the first time here on Thursday ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills three, another eruption is expected


May 28th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) — The Pacaya Volcano is emanating ash and smoke columns of up to 250 meters height as it continues in activity, which could generate another violent eruption, ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills one, injures 20 as ’state of calamity’ is declared


May 28th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- Guatemala President Alvaro Colom on Thursday declared 'state of calamity' following the eruption of the Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City.President Colom said during a press conference ... Read more...

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Karnik to head air force’s safety wing


March 31st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Air Marshal Ajay Shriniwas Karnik will Thursday take over as director general of inspection and safety wing of the Indian Air Force (IAF), an official said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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US rejects reports regarding NATO aircraft violating Pak airspace


March 9th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.9 (ANI): The United States has rejected reports regarding NATO aircraft violating Pakistan's airspace over Balochistan.A statement issued by the US Embassy here, described media reports regarding NATO planes violating Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Air operations to Kabul safe, will continue: Air India


March 4th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 4 (IANS) Flight operations to Afghanistan are safe and will continue, Air India said Thursday after its pilots' association sent a letter to the national carrier seeking discontinuation of air ... Read more...

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Army chief releases joint operational doctrines


February 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9(ANI): In a major step towards enhancing joint fighting capabilities, Indian Armed Forces on Tuesday promulgated three joint operational doctrines.The doctrines, namely Joint Doctrine for Sub Conventional Operations, Joint ... Read more...

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India armed forces release joint warfare doctrines


February 9th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian armed forces, in a major step towards synergising their fighting capabilities, Tuesday released three joint doctrines -- on sub-conventional operations, electronic warfare and maritime air ... Read more...

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Anti Naxal operation gets teeth with deployment of more forces


January 2nd, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi / Raipur, Jan 2 (ANI): The anti -Maoist offensive has gathered momentum with the Union Home Ministry clearing the induction of more Central paramilitary forces into the operation.According to sources, ... Read more...

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US denies violating Pakistan air space


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.22 (ANI): The United States has rejected media reports about its aircraft violating Pakistan airspace."These accusations are entirely false. No US fighter aircraft flew over Mohmand as alleged in the article," ... Read more...

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Britan proposes help in upgrading Jaguar jets


November 27th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain Friday proposed to help India in the upgradation of Indian Air Force's (IAF) twin-engine Jaguar fighter jets, a defence official said. A three-member delegation led by British ... Read more...

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Unmanned planes to guard UK’s borders


November 26th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Military drones will be deployed to guard Britain's borders from illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, The Sun reports.The pilotless spy planes - capable of reading a car number ... Read more...

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IAF combat units to be conferred President’s Standard today


November 10th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by ANI
Gwalior, Nov 10 (ANI): In recognition of the distinguished service rendered to the nation, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will present the Presidential Standards to two premier combat units of the IAF, at ... Read more...

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Use of Air Force firepower in anti-Naxal operations (Part II)


October 20th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)The Naxal menace of today is indeed vastly different, both in character and content as also in its origins and geographical areas of operation; the times have changed a great deal and ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber targets NATO forces near Kabul airport (Second Lead)


September 8th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 8 (DPA) The Taliban took responsibility for an attack in which a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle close to a NATO convoy near the military base at Kabul ... Read more...

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Air Marshal PK Barbora to be new vice chief of IAF


May 13th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Air Marshal PK Barbora, presently Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command has been appointed the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS). He will assume charge ... Read more...

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US told Pak to stop Taliban or it would do so itself in Swat


April 26th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): The United States made it clear to Pakistan that it will attack Taliban militants in the Swat valley if the Pakistani Government failed to stop their advance ... Read more...

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Southern Air Command’s area of responsibility increases


February 20th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to shift its Maritime Air Operations (MAO) headquarters to the Southern Air Command (SAC) based here to enable quicker response to ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force to conduct air exercise in peninsula


February 17th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force will Wednesday commence a mammoth week-long air exercise 'Dakshin Prahar' in the southern peninsula to validate the concept of "flexi-use of air ... Read more...

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