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Navy floats $900 mn tender for utility choppers


August 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Looking to replace its navy's ageing Chetak helicopter fleet, India has floated a $900-million global tender, after a five-year delay, to procure around 60 utility ... Read more...

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Zoo seeks match for female zebras


March 1st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) The Prince of Wales zoo here has a new task cut out for itself - finding a matrimonial match for two of its female inmates - ... Read more...

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Agni-IV, C-130J, IAF woman officer among firsts at R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The latest nuclear capable Agni-IV missile, its C-130J special operations plane, and a woman officer leading the IAF unit on Rajpath were among the firsts ... Read more...

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Woman officer leads IAF contingent


January 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) History was made Thursday when Flight Lt Sneha Shekhawat, a woman Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, led a contingent of 144 airmen at the 63rd ... Read more...

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Parliament panel raps Coast Guard for poor force accretion


December 9th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A Parliamentary Standing Committee Thursday rapped the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for its poor rate of force accretion, pointing out that it had added only ... Read more...

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India, Seychelles to expand anti-piracy operations


October 28th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) India and Seychelles, the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago, Friday discussed ways to expand their cooperation in combating piracy and a host of security issues.Vice President Hamid ... Read more...

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Massive search for MiG-29 wreckage on


October 26th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) Massive combing operations continued Wednesday, with trekkers managing to climb snow-bound peaks in Himachal Pradesh?s Lahaul Valley to locate a missing IAF MiG-29 combat jet and ... Read more...

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Snow freezes hopes of search for crashed MiG-29


October 24th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) The search resumed Monday for the wreckage of a MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh but officials say it is a touch-and-go affair with ... Read more...

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Search for MiG-29 wreckage, pilot on: IAF


October 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) said Thursday it was still searching for the pilot and the wreckage of a MiG-29 jet that crashed in the inhospitable ... Read more...

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Army, IAF’s relief, reconstruction efforts on in Sikkim


October 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Oct 17 (IANS) A month after a quake devastated the mountainous state of Sikkim, defence personnel are still engaged in relief and reconstruction work in the state's North district ... Read more...

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Army air unit going for Congo UN mission


September 6th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Army aviation unit, comprising six light helicopters and 70 personnel, will leave Wednesday for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Congo's restive ... Read more...

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Lalgarh carnage: Police announce reward for information


February 12th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 12 (IANS) The criminal investigation department (CID) of West Bengal police probing the Lalgarh carnage Saturday released photographs of the accused including five Communist party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders, police ... Read more...

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India gives Cheetah helicopter to Namibian Air Force, two Chetaks in pipeline


February 10th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): India's defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has handed over a Cheetah Helicopter to the Namibian Air Force at the Aero India 2011 here, with two ... 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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Farmers protest outside chief minister’s home (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 20 (IANS) Normal life was thrown out of gear in Bhopal Monday as around 20,000 farmers protested outside Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence to denounce his "government's ... Read more...

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IAF rescues 11 injured in Kashmir accident


December 1st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu, Dec 1 (IANS) In a swift rescue operation, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday made 15 sorties and airlifted 11 civilians injured in a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Warships opened to public in Kolkata


November 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.18 (ANI): The Indian Navy has allowed people to visit its two war ships, INS Airavat and INS Savitri, in Kolkata to spread awareness about its functions.The ships ... Read more...

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Eurocopter launches Indian subsidiary to capture 50 percent market


October 20th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The world's largest helicopter manufacturer, Eurocopter, Wednesday launched a wholly-owned subsidiary in India to capture half of the country's growing civilian helicopter market by 2015.Eurocopter, the first ... Read more...

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Three killed in IAF chopper crash in Jharkhand (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 11 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Jharkhand's Godda district Saturday evening killing two pilots and a co-pilot onboard, a police official said. The helicopter crashed at Perakhani ... Read more...

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Maritime activity resumes five days after collision (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Five days after two ships collided near the Mumbai harbour, leading to a massive oil spill, maritime activity resumed Thursday with the help of the Indian Navy, an ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chopper crashes, crew safe


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) An Indian Navy helicopter with three crew members on board crashed near an Andhra Pradesh town Wednesday but there were no casualties, an officer said here. "A Chetak ... Read more...

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Train mishap: IAF rushes six choppers for rescue operation


May 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 28 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched a massive rescue operation after the Mumbai bound Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express train was derailed killing about 65 ... Read more...

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Train derailment: IAF launches rescue efforts


May 28th, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday launched a massive rescue operation after a Mumbai-bound passenger train derailed in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, killing 20 people and ... Read more...

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IAF helps to evacuate injured policeman after J-K terrorist encounter


May 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): The Indian Air Foce (IAF) on Saturday successfully evacuated an injured senior head constable from Khor village in the Riasi Valley of Jammu and Kashmir region after ... Read more...

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Modernisation is main challenge for new army chief


March 30th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Lieutenant General V.K. Singh, who assumes office Wednesday as the new Indian Army chief, has many strategic and operational challenges ahead, including the long-delayed artillery modernisation programme ... Read more...

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Frequency of 12 trains increased; 21 trains extended


February 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee announced that frequency of 12 trains are proposed to be increased and 21 trains would be given extension from their current route.Increase ... Read more...

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Indian Navy showcases its might in the air


February 19th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Shashank ShantanuVasco-Da-Gama (Goa), Feb.19 (ANI): The strength of the Indian Navy was on full display during the induction ceremony of the MiG-29K carrier borne aircraft at the INS Hansa, the Indian ... Read more...

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Eurocopter to mark significant presence at DEFEXPO 2010


February 12th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Eurocopter, the world's leading helicopter manufacturer, will show a significant presence at Defexpo 2010, with its star product, the AS550 C3, participating in the ongoing trials for ... Read more...

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India-US joint air force exercise begins in Agra


October 19th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 19 (IANS) A five-day joint exercise involving the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) transport aircraft, Cope India-09, began here Monday. The US team comprises ... Read more...

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Indian, US air forces to begin bilateral exercise Thursday


October 13th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian and US air forces will train together during exercise Cope India from Oct 15-24 at the Air Force Station Agra. "This year's Cope India will be ... Read more...

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U.S. Air Force, India to begin bilateral exercise in Agra from Thursday


October 13th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.13 (ANI): The U.S. and Indian air forces will train together during "Exercise Cope India" from October 15 to 24 at Air Force Station Agra in Uttar Pradesh.This year's "Cope ... Read more...

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Timeline of YSR search operations


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the search operations to locate the helicopter carrying Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy: Wednesday, Sep 2:8.30 a.m. - Bell 430 ... Read more...

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CM’s chopper has landed, search on for its location: Andhra Finance Minister


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Sep.2 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K.Rosiah on Wednesday confirmed that the state government helicopter carrying Chief Minister Y.S. Rajshekhar Reddy has landed in a forest area in Chitoor District, ... Read more...

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Indian Army bought choppers with technical flaws: Auditor


July 10th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The 40 indigenously-built advanced light helicopters (ALHs) the Indian Army has bought for Rs.1,747 crore (Rs.356 million) have a technical flaw that prevents them from flying to ... Read more...

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Hyderabad Air Force Academy’s passing out parade


June 27th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, June 27 (ANI): A ceremonial Passing out parade was held today at Air Force Academy, Dindigul, near Hyderabad, where 173 cadets passed out from the premier defence academy as flying officers.The ... Read more...

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