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Probing crash cause not difficult: Former air chief


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, says investigating the causes that led to the crash of an Air India aircraft ... Read more...

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China more powerful but no need to worry: Defence experts


August 11th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Even as Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta raised eyebrows with his comments that India cannot match China in military capability, former armed forces chiefs and defence ... Read more...

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IAF pilots blamed for near-collision at Mumbai airport


July 1st, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The three Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers carrying President Pratibha Patil and her entourage had landed without clearance even as an Air India aircraft was readying ... Read more...

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Report submitted on near-collision of President’s chopper


June 23rd, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Tuesday submitted the report of its probe into near-collision between President Pratibha Patil's choppers and an ... Read more...

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Air Chief Marshal PV Naik takes over as new IAF chief


May 31st, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik assumed office as the new chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) here on Sunday. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal Fali ... Read more...

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IAF chief forced to retract China threat remark


May 27th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): Outgoing Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, on Wednesday, appeared to retract on a widely reported remark in which he said India's biggest ... Read more...

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Future of women in Air Force is ‘extremely bright’: IAF chief


May 27th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 27 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major on Wednesday said that permanent commission to women could be granted in other branches of the Indian Air ... Read more...

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We know little about China’s combat capability: IAF chief


May 27th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Little is known about China's "actual capability" in the defence sector, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major said Wednesday, as he clarified ... Read more...

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India’s manned space mission will have IAF men


May 27th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) When India's first manned mission to space takes off, possibly in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board. "Let me promise you one ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Air Force chief arrives


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Air Force chief Air Marshal S.M. Ziaur Rehman arrived here Thursday on a five-day official visit to India. Rehman is here at the invitation of his ... Read more...

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Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh’s biography released


April 15th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) "The Icon", a biography of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, was released on his 91st birthday Wednesday, even as a demand was made to ... Read more...

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IAF has role in anti-terror operations: Air chief


April 15th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has a role to play in anti-terror operations within the country, its top-most commander said Wednesday. "The IAF always has a role in ... Read more...

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Flight trials in May of combat jets in running for IAF order


April 15th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Flight trials are likely to begin in May of planes in the running for a $10 billion Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 medium multi-role ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief to undertake maiden visit to China


April 13th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Seeking to engage the Chinese military on a broader level, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta will undertake his maiden visit to China and attend the International ... Read more...

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India’s own Air Force One takes to the skies (Lead)


April 1st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Three Business Boeing Jets (BBJ) - all modelled on the US president's office-in-the-sky Air Force One - were Wednesday inducted into the Communication Squadron of the ... Read more...

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Antony asks Army to deal with terrorists with Utmost Firmness


March 24th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Tuesday directed the Army to deal with the situation arising out the recent terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Pradeep Naik to be next IAF chief


March 20th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Air Marshal Pradeep Naik will assume command of the Indian Air Force (IAF) May 31 when the present air chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, ... Read more...

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In a first, India to take part in China’s International Fleet Review


March 20th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Indicative of growing bilateral military ties, Indian Navy warships will, for the first time, participate in China's International Fleet Review in late April, an official said. "Three ... Read more...

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Air Marshal P V Naik to be next Air Force chief


March 20th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Air Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik presently the Vice Chief of Air Staff has been appointed as the chief of the Indian Air Force with effect from ... Read more...

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Final touchdown for IAF’s MiG-23 fighter jets


March 6th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Halwara (Punjab), March 6 (IANS) It was a nostalgic moment for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday as it phased out its MiG-23 BN 'swing wing' ground attack fighter jets here after ... Read more...

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President’s chopper near-crash at Mumbai to be probed again


February 19th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With no breakthrough in the investigation into the near-collision between President Pratibha Patil's entourage of choppers and an Air India aircraft at Mumbai airport Feb 9, the ... Read more...

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AWACS to arrive in India by March: Air Force chief


February 13th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has said that the Indian Air Forec will see the arrival of AWACS (airborne early warning and control system) by ... Read more...

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Security concerns warrant better combating equipment: IAF chief


February 13th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 13 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, has said that the current security scenario calls for the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles with ... Read more...

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Dedicated satellite for IAF by 2010 to enhance surveillance capabilities


February 12th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have its own satellite by mid-2010 to enhance its surveillance and strike capabilities, a top military commander said Thursday "We will have our ... Read more...

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Air Force modernization has triggered aerospace industry growth: IAF chief


February 12th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Yelahanka (Karnataka), Feb.12 (ANI): The chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, on Thursday said the modernization of the Indian Air Force has helped to ... Read more...

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IAF chief says uniformed pilots not involved in close Mumbai air mishap


February 12th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Bangalore, Feb 12 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major has defended his pilots and ruled out their involvement in a near collision ... Read more...

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Mumbai near-miss blame game continues, Patil joins issue with IAF (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Wednesday gave a clean chit to its chopper pilots who narrowly missed colliding with a passenger aircraft at Mumbai airport, but Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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IAF choppers can’t be blamed for Mumbai near mishap: air chief


February 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) Mumbai's Air Traffic Control (ATC) had given clearance to the three Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers carrying President Pratibha Patil's entourage that narrowly missed colliding with a passenger ... Read more...

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Government determined to modernise IAF: Homi Major


February 2nd, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 2 (IANS) The government is committed to modernising the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the process has been fast tracked, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major said Monday."As the air ... Read more...

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Indian forces prepared to meet any eventuality: Air Chief


January 18th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan.18 (ANI): The Indian armed forces are prepared to meet any eventuality, Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, said on Saturday. Ties between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, ... Read more...

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Trials of multi-role combat aircraft in April-May


January 17th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to conduct trials in April-May of six different medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMCA) being considered for its order of 126 fighters, ... Read more...

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Indian airspace fortified against any terror attack: IAF chief


January 17th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has secured the country's airspace to thwart any possible terror attack with an aerial cover in place, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at airports across India


December 4th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 4 (ANI): India declared a security alert at three major airports, including Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore on Thursday following warnings from intelligence agencies. The security alert comes in the wake ... Read more...

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Terrorists planning aerial attacks: Air chief


December 4th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): The Union Government has received intelligence inputs about a possible 9/11 type terror strike from the air. Terrorists'' plans to carry out a 9/11-type aerial attack on targets ... Read more...

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Quick response by aviation medicine key to IAF operations: Major


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) To remain a lean and mean fighting machine, the Indian Air Force (IAF) needs a quick responsive process by aviation medicine, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal ... Read more...

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