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Russia to sell 52 choppers to China


September 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday signed a contract with China for the delivery of a total of 52 Mi-171E (Hip) transport helicopters.The Mi-171 E, an export version of ... Read more...

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Deploy choppers to rescue people in Uttarakhand: PM


August 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed the defence ministry to deploy helicopters to rescue people stranded in remote areas of Uttarakhand following flash floods ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans resumes chopper service in Meghalaya


July 26th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 26 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd Thursday resumed its services in the hill state of Meghalaya after a gap of 15 months.The Meghalaya government suspended operations of ... Read more...

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Artificial lake forms in Himachal’s Spiti, tourists evacuated


June 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) A small artificial lake has been formed in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti with the melting of a glacier and the water inflow into it been increasing, triggering ... Read more...

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US buys 10 Russian choppers for Afghanistan


June 14th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Pentagon is buying ten Mi-17 helicopters from Russia's state-run weapons broker Rosoboronexport for the Afghan military, the company said Thursday."I can confirm to you ... Read more...

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Brothers killed, parents injured over parking brawl


May 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Two brothers were killed and their parents injured after being attacked with swords and choppers following a row over parking in a housing complex here, police ... Read more...

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Government queried on revoking Vectra choppers’ licence


May 16th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to explain why it had not issued show-cause notice to Global Vectra Helicorp, the aviation arm of ... Read more...

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Ex-soldier turns 100, gifts hospital to village


May 13th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dudawas (Rajasthan), May 13 (IANS) Rao Kabool Singh, a World War-II veteran from Rajasthan who has turned 100, Sunday gifted a 15-bedded hospital to this remote village in Jaipur district.Kabool ... Read more...

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ISI now claims it helped US locate Osama


April 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Nearly a year after Osama bin Laden was killed in his Abbottabad home, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) claims it helped US locate the Al Qaeda chief's ... Read more...

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Two jewellers killed in Mumbai


April 12th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Two jewellers were brutally killed near a busy suburban railway station here by three masked men, police said."Three masked men came with swords and choppers and ... Read more...

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India to induct latest Russian military chopper (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India will Friday induct the modern Mi-17V5 helicopter, its latest acquisition from Russia, into its air force, which will use them to ferry troops and ... Read more...

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IAF to induct latest Russian military choppers Feb 17


February 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) In 10 days from now, India will formally induct the latest Russian military helicopters, Mi-17V5, into its service when Defence Minister A.K. Antony hands over ... Read more...

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Russian helicopter maker sets up China plant


February 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) Russian helicopter maker Rostvertol has partnered with a Chinese firm to set up a plant in northern China, authorities said.The plant will be capable of manufacturing ... Read more...

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Russian air force to buy 30 choppers


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force is to acquire up to 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters for courier and communications duties by 2020, Defence Ministry spokesman Vladimir ... Read more...

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IAF MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, no sign of wreckage


October 19th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley during a night flying exercise but the wreckage is yet to be ... Read more...

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Now, sightsee in Tripura on choppers


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 3 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Monday introduced helicopter rides for Durga Puja revelers and sightseers to enable them get an aerial view of tourists spots ... Read more...

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Indian Navy looking for latest choppers


October 1st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy is actively looking out for military helicopters which can succeed its present fleet of Seaking and Kamov helicopters, a senior naval officer said ... Read more...

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Relief efforts intensified as Orissa floods worsen


September 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa intensified relief efforts Sunday as a fresh round of floods, triggered by heavy rains, left 17 people dead and inundated more than 3,000 villages in ... Read more...

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Inclement weather hampers quake relief


September 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong (Meghalaya), Sep 21 (IANS) Inclement weather Wednesday forced the Indian Air Force (IAF) to suspend rescue and relief operations in quake-hit Sikkim, an officer said."We had planned to run ... Read more...

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Orissa flood toll 20


September 14th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far affected more than two million people in Orissa over the past week rose to 20 Tuesday, officials ... Read more...

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British military officials using choppers as taxis


August 21st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior military officials in Britain have been accused of using helicopters like taxis after running up bills for tens of thousands of pounds on short-haul flights.According ... Read more...

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Orissa deploys chopper in anti-Maoist operation


August 8th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) Orissa Monday deployed a chopper to help security forces fighting Maoists in the state, police said.The 26-seater Pawan Hans MI 172 multi-role twin engine helicopter, which ... Read more...

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Spain blocks illegal sale of choppers to Iran


May 27th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANs/EFE) Spain has thwarted the illegal sale of nine combat helicopters to Iran, arresting five Spanish businessmen and three Iranians, authorities said Thursday.There was also planned to illegally ... Read more...

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I would have apologised for Abbottabad: Musharraf


May 8th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former army chief and president, says that had he been in uniform, he would have apologised to his nation on the ... Read more...

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Yes, I was embarrassed: Musharraf on Osama in Pakistan


May 7th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has frankly admitted he was "embarrassed" that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was staying in Abbottabad city where ... Read more...

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Review safety of VIP choppers, demands Congress


May 4th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it favoured a safety review of helicopters carrying VIPs in the wake of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's death in ... Read more...

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Taliban vows revenge over Osama killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Taliban in Pakistan have threatened that they will take revenge for the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the country's Abbottabad ... Read more...

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79 commandos in four choppers killed Osama bin Laden


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) As many as 79 crack US commandos in four helicopters flew into Pakistan's Abbottabad city on a moonless night to take out Al Qaeda leader Osama ... Read more...

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Osama assault wasn’t joint operation, admits Zardari


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The US raid to kill the world's most wanted fugitive Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad city was "not a joint operation", Pakistan President Asif ... Read more...

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Chopper with Arunachal chief minister missing (Lead)


April 30th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, April 30 (IANS) A Pawan Hans chopper with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu went missing Saturday after taking off from Tawang, triggering a massive search, Arunachal MP Takam ... Read more...

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In Maoist bastion of Bastar, 200 polling booths relocated


April 28th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Citing security reasons, the Election Commission has relocated 200 polling booths for the May 8 by-election in Chhattisgarh's Bastar parliamentary constituency where the Maoist shadow ... Read more...

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10 Cheetah choppers crashed in five years


March 16th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Ten Cheetah helicopters of the Indian armed forces have crashed since 2006-07, Defence Minister A.K. Antony informed the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.In a written reply, Antony ... Read more...

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Pakistani girl films grisly murder of her lover


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A jilted Pakistani girl, who orchestrated the murder of her 20-year-old lover, had filmed the gruesome act on her mobile phone as two of her associates hacked his ... 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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UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 22 (ANI): The British Government and top army commanders have decided to put the country's crack SAS helicopters on a state of high alert to crush any Christmas terror attack. ... Read more...

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