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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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Taliban threat from AfPak real: Air chief


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, ... Read more...

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Ahead of naval war game, Antony reviews national security


February 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Visakhapatnam to witness a major naval war game in the Bay of Bengal beginning Tuesday, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday ... 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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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 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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Pakistan displays fighter aircraft at Dubai air show


November 14th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan demonstrated its ability to protect its skies at the Dubai air show where it displayed fighter aircraft, including one that has been jointly developed and ... Read more...

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India to open tender for 126-plus combat jet in November


October 25th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) India will open the tender for the world's single biggest combat jet deal yet for 126 to 189 planes in the first week ... 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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Varthaman IAF’s Eastern Air Command chief


August 1st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Air Marshal S. Varthaman Monday took over as chief of the Indian Air Force' Eastern Air Command Monday, a defence official here said.Varthaman took over the ... Read more...

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Changes in IAF top brass in the offing


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik retiring this month-end, other changes are in the offing in the upper echelons with ... Read more...

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A book to leaf through rich legacy of Air House


July 20th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Now a coffee table book encapsulates the rich legacy of the residence of Indian Air Force (IAF) chiefs, who shaped the contours of the force. ... Read more...

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Nohwar to be next IAF vice chief


June 24th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 24 (IANS) India Friday named Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar as the next vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), an officer said.Nohwar will replace Air Marshal ... 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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Air Marshal Browne to be next Indian Air Force chief


May 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India Friday named Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne, an ace MiG-21 and Sukhoi fighter pilot, as the next chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF).Government officials ... Read more...

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When a hungry Kayani had just biscuits to eat


May 16th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) A nearly 12-hour session of parliament to discuss the killing of Osama bin Laden proved to be quite a challenge for army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Who owns Pakistan, asks daily


May 15th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) "Who owns Pakistan?", asked a leading daily as it noted that an airbase in Balochistan was operationally controlled by a foreign country since the 1990s, an ... Read more...

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Pakistan Air Force ready to tackle any aggression against nation: Qamar Suleman


April 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready to tackle any aggression against the country, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, has said."We are aware ... Read more...

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Govt wants to modernise Pakistan Air Force: Gilani


April 28th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): The Pakistan Government wants to modernise the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and make it the world's leading air force, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani made these ... 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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Air Chief for primacy to operations given prevailing security situation


April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, today reiterated that primacy of operations in view of the prevailing security situation.Addressing the first bi-annual Air Force ... Read more...

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Pak F-16 fighter jets capable of shooting down CIA drones: Ex-PAEC head


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 23(ANI): Pakistan has the capability to shoot down CIA-operated drones, former Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) head Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has said.Talking to media persons, the nuclear scientist ... Read more...

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Dhoni accepts offer to join Indian Army


April 5th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after excelling in cricket field is also ready to prove his mark in the battle field and serve ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force open to Dhoni flying Sukhoi-30MKI


April 4th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni could become second cricketer after master blaster Sachin Tendulkar to light up the skies by flying a ... 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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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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Air Chief inaugurates traffic awareness exhibition by cartoonist Tendulkar


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik inaugurated an exhibition of cartoons by eminent artist Mangesh Tendulkar aimed at creating traffic ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju inaugurates third edition of ‘Jumbo’ Majumdar International Conference


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M M Pallam Raju inaugurated the third edition of 'Jumbo' Majumdar International Conference on 'Aerospace Leadership in the coming decades' here ... Read more...

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C-130J to be inducted into Indian Air Force on Feb 5: Air Chief


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik today said C-130J, which is capable of landing on all terrains and in varied altitudes, ... Read more...

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Katrina Kaif, Kangana Ranaut: Share Their Celebrity Tantrums


January 11th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood stars are known to be travelling long hours due to their busy schedules and this makes them as exhausted  as ever and if not that then their different tantrums ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India’s own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday


January 9th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) India's long-delayed, indigenously-developed, multi-role combat aircraft Tejas will join the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday for initial operational clearance (IOC) in this aerospace hub.Considered to be ... 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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IAF-IGNOU educational accord to benefit 100,000 airmen


December 20th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday signed an agreement with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a project to enable around 100,000 serving airmen to ... Read more...

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171 officers commissioned into Indian Air Force


December 18th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi: Dec 18 (ANI): Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new batch of officers with 171 newly commissioned Flying Officers graduating from the Air Force Academy (AFA), at Dundigal near Hyderabad, ... Read more...

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