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First Tata-made Sikorsky S-92 helicopter airframe flies (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) The first Sikorsky S-92 - a large, twin-engine helicopter that can be used for both civil and military purposes - with a Made-in-India airframe is now ... 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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Sikorsky to display chopper with Made in India cabin


March 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) US-based Sikorsky Global Helicopters will display its S-92 Legacy of Heroes (LOH) chopper, whose cabins are built here, across five Indian cities from March 26.Sikorsky, a ... Read more...

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Sikorsky offers military choppers to India (With image)


March 4th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) US-based Sikorsky, among the world's leading helicopter manufacturers, has offered to make military choppers in India.Sikorsky's Executive Vice President for India and South Asia, Air ... Read more...

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In a first, Antony goes to Saudi Arabia on key defence visit


February 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of India's larger geopolitics and global security strategy, A.K. Antony will pay a two-day visit from Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first ... Read more...

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Sikorsky delivers VIP chopper to Maharashtra


December 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies, Thursday announced the delivery of an S-76C++ helicopter to the Maharashtra government for VIP ... Read more...

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Sikorsky delivers passenger chopper to Maharashtra (With images)


December 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) US aircraft major Sikorsky Friday delivered a mid-sized commercial utility aircraft to the Maharashtra government for transporting senior state leaders and bureaucrats."The helicopter's versatility, reliability, ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches portal for IAF personnel


September 20th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Tuesday launched an online registration portal for the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel under project Akashdeep, which enables ... 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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India building credible minimal deterrence, says IAF


June 17th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) India is building a credible minimal deterrence to pre-empt any attack from adversaries as part of its nuclear doctrine based on no-first-use with a second strike ... 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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The $10bn jet fighter deal: IAF went by the rule book


May 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's decision to shortlist two European combat planes for a $10.4 billion tender for 126 multi-role jet fighters was dictated by its air force's ... Read more...

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Britain receives its largest military aircraft


April 19th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Britain's largest military aircraft, which is nearly 60 metres long and has a wingspan of 60 metres, arrived in the country from Madrid to undergo intensive ... 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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India delivers Cheetah helicopter to Namibia


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Wednesday handed over an Indian-made Cheetah utility helicopter to the Namibian Air Force (NAF) at the AeroIndia aviation trade expo here. Two ... Read more...

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28-aircraft flypast at Republic Day parade


January 21st, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army will stage a 28-aircraft flypast, including a special manoeuvre by a frontline Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jet, during the ... Read more...

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Indian Navy receives offer to upgrade troop carrier’s choppers


December 29th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Indian Navy has received an offer to renew and upgrade the six utility helicopters it acquired along with a large troop carrier from the US in ... 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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Thai Air Force fighter jet crashes, pilot killed


October 18th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- An F-16 fighter jet crashed in northern Thailand on Monday, killing the pilot, the Royal Thai Air Force said.The fighter jet disappeared from the radar at 10 a.m. ... Read more...

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A matrimony site exclusively for armed forces personnel


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Defence personnel seeking life partners will now be able to access a matrimony website designed exclusively for them. The site defencematrimony.com, launched by internet firm Consim Info Pvt ... Read more...

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Did Pak Govt. save US ‘held’ Jacobabad air base at cost of flooding Balochistan?


August 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): Pakistan Senate's Deputy Chairman Mir Jan Mohammed Khan Jamali has claimed that water from the swollen Indus River was directed towards Balochistan's Jaffarabad, inundating almost 85 percent of the ... Read more...

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PAF shoots down health secretary’s ‘US controlling Jacobabad air base’ claims


August 20th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.20 (ANI): Confusion prevails over who actually controls the Shahbaz airbase in Jacobabad, as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has rebuked the senate standing committee on health secretary's statement that ... Read more...

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Top Air Force official in Leh to oversee relief work


August 9th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 9 (ANI): Western Air Command chief Air Marshal NAK Browne, under whose charge the northern sector falls, has visited Leh airbase to oversee the relief and air bridge operations.He ... Read more...

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Aero model show marks 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata


July 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaJamshedpur, July 30 (ANI): The 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata, the pioneer Indian aviator was observed with an impressive aero modelling display and static aircraft show at Jamshedpur, ... Read more...

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Times Square bomber charged with 10 terrorism and weapons counts


June 18th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 18 (ANI): Would be Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad, 30, has been charged with 10 terrorism and weapons counts by a federal grand jury here.According to a ... Read more...

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IAF helicopters supply relief material in Jammu and Kashmir’s ’s snow-affected areas


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters are flying sorties from Udhampur and Kishtwar as a part of the ongoing relief and rescue operations in the snow and ... Read more...

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General Kayani -Extension or CJCSC?


May 31st, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Mir MohammadIslamabad, May 31 (ANI): For some weeks now there have been articles, sponsored undoubtedly, that say that Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Asfaq Pervez Kayani will in all ... Read more...

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Battle for Afghanistan gets intensive in Pakistan


May 26th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): The battle for Afghanistan is now getting more intensive in Pakistan and there are several unconnected and seemingly disparate incidents that may be eventually connected.The picture ... Read more...

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Times Square suspect’s dad a ‘patriotic man’ who raised his family ‘cleanly’


May 14th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Mohib Banda (Pakistan), May 14 (ANI): Air Vice-Marshal Bahar ul-Haq's life has taken a twist he would have never imagined, considering the fact that he was always regarded in Pakistani society as ... Read more...

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FBI team seeking access to failed Times Square bomber father


May 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 9(ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team, which had arrived in Pakistan earlier this week to probe the bungled Times Square bombing plot, visited several areas like Pabbi, ... Read more...

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Shahzad’s ex-PAF chief father taken into custody for interrogation


May 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 7 (ANI): Former Pakistan Air Force Chief Air Vice Marshal Baharul Haq, the father of Faisal Shahzad, who has been accused of plotting the failed Times Square bombing, has ... Read more...

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New York bombing plotter’s father being quizzed


May 7th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) The father of the Pakistani-American behind the failed New York Times Square car-bombing plot has been detained for questioning. Air Vice Marshal (retd.) Baharul Haq, father ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban deny link to New York bomb plot


May 6th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (DPA) Pakistani Taliban Thursday denied any link to the botched attempt to explode a car bomb in New York's landmark Times Square. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalised US citizen of ... Read more...

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Friends, relatives ’shocked’ over Shahzad’s sensational Times Square bombing plan


May 6th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 6 (ANI): The sensational arrest of Faisal Shahzad, an American civilian of Pakistani origin who has been accused of plotting the botched Times square bombing plot, has shocked friends, relatives ... Read more...

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It’s ‘premature’ to say if Shehzad had links with Pak Taliban: Pak Army


May 6th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 6 (ANI): While US officials have said that Faisal Shehzad, the main accused behind the foiled Times Square bombing plot, received bomb making training in Pakistan's restive tribal region ... Read more...

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