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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, laid to rest


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic in a burial-at-sea service aboard ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot first serving minister to join Territorial Army


September 6th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Congress MP Sachin Pilot Thursday became the first serving union minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, and stressed ... Read more...

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Former fighter pilot named Canadian military chief


August 28th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Lieutenant-General Thomas Lawson has been appointed Canada's new chief of the defence staff, the country's top military post.Lawson, who ... Read more...

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Syrian MiG fighter pilot defects to Jordan


June 21st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Syrian Air Force MiG-21 fighter pilot Thursday flew his aircraft to Jordan and asked the government for political asylum, a Jordanian minister said."The jet ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Kumaria is new IAF vice chief


May 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Air Marshal D.C. "Tiny" Kumaria, a veteran fighter pilot, will Friday take over as the Indian Air Force (IAF) vice chief. Kumaria currently heads the ... Read more...

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US marks 50 years since putting first American in orbit


February 21st, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Fifty years ago, Marine Corps officer John Glenn, wearing a flight suit and helmet similar to those he had worn as a fighter pilot, climbed inside ... Read more...

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HAL’s Baldev Singh was ace fighter pilot


October 12th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tuesday as the news spread of the death of its corporate planning and marketing ... Read more...

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HAL director Baldev Singh’s body found hanging from tree


October 11th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) The body of Squadron Leader (Retd.) Baldev Singh, director of corporate planning and marketing of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), was found hanging from a ... Read more...

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Being air force pilot was childhood fantasy: Pankaj Kapoor (Interview)


September 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) He wanted to be a pilot and some of that childhood fantasy helped him create "Mausam", says Pankaj Kapoor whose directorial debut "Mausam" is centred on ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ - a tale of timeless love (IANS Preview)


September 19th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut "Mausam" is described as a true romantic film in which he has teamed up with his actor son Shahid and Sonam ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ delayed, now releasing Sep 23


September 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Much-talked about film "Mausam", which was scheduled for a Friday release, will now hit the screens across the globe Sep 23. The decision has been taken ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ gets censor certificate: Shahid


September 13th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says his forthcoming "Mausam", which got into trouble after Indian Air Force (IAF) raised objections to an aerial action sequence, has finally ... Read more...

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Working around IAF objections: Shahid


September 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, whose "Mausam" is just a week away from its release, says the film is yet to procure a certificate from the censor board ... Read more...

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Shahid to tell ‘mausam ka haal’!


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) If all goes as planned, actor Shahid Kapoor will join the met department for a day and be a weather forecaster as part of ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman fighter pilot hurt in crash (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A woman piloting a fighter aircraft was injured while a villager was killed when her aircraft crashed in Pakistan's Punjab province, a media report said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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New IAF vice chief, Eastern air commander take charge


August 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar, an ace MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter pilot, Monday took over as vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) here. ... 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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Norman Browne assumes charge as IAF chief (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, an ace combat pilot, Sunday took over as the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief from incumbent Air Chief ... Read more...

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I’m the only hero to fly a F-16: Shahid Kapur


July 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapur, who had the rare experience of flying multirole jet fighter aircraft F-16 to adapt traits of a fighter pilot for his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Vice Admiral Sinha named IDS chief


June 27th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha, the senior-most naval aviator, has been named the new chief of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) after a delay of nearly ... 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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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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Former air force chief Lafontaine is dead


April 6th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Former chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Denis Anthony Lafontaine, died of cardiac arrest Wednesday at his home in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district. He was ... Read more...

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Gaddafi ‘using sexy daughter Aisha against Libya’s rebels’


March 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Colonel Gaddafi is using his sexy blonde daughter as his secret weapon in the war against Libya's rebels.With revolutionaries fighting to take control of the country, Gaddafi ... Read more...

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Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor flies in F-16 at air show


February 12th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) Bollywood hero Shahid Kapoor Saturday flew in an American F-16 fighter at the AeroIndia 2011 military-cum-civil aviation trade expo on the outskirts of this aerospace hub."It was ... Read more...

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High costs ground Pakistan gunships in terror war


January 26th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pakistan military is struggling to maintain the ferocity of its campaign against the Taliban guerrillas in the tribal regions due to a resource crunch that has ... Read more...

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IAF pilots to get Shaurya Chakra, three Vayu Sena Medals


January 25th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Safe recovery of a Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter jet despite sustaining critical injuries after a canopy burst while cruising at near supersonic speed at an altitude of 9,500 ... Read more...

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Five army men named for Kirti Chakra, 21 to get Shaurya Chakra


January 25th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Five army men were Tuesday named for Kirti Chakra, the country's second highest peacetime gallantry medal, including one posthumously, and 21 others for Shaurya Chakra, the ... Read more...

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Answer questions and fly an advanced fighter jet


January 13th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Swedish defence firm has brought to Indian combat aircraft lovers an opportunity to fly one of the world's most advanced multi-role fighter jet after answering some ... Read more...

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China’s apparent ’stealth aircraft’ may pose “terrifying” challenge to US fleet: Experts


January 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 8 (ANI): In the midst of speculations that China has developed a prototype of a stealth aircraft, military experts have warned that the apparent jet fighter could pose a "terrifying" ... Read more...

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Look-to-shoot helmet to redefine aerial dogfights


January 4th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) A fighter pilot can shoot down enemy planes by just glancing at them, thanks to a futuristic new helmet.The Striker integrated display helmet marks one of the biggest ... Read more...

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Ace fighter pilot Browne is new IAF vice chief (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne Saturday took over as the new vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), succeeding Air Marshal P.K. Barbora, who retired a day ... 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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20 years after crash, pilot’s body found in Bolivian Andes


November 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) The body of a pilot missing for two decades has been recovered from a crash site on a mountain in the Andes near Bolivia's La Paz city, ... Read more...

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Pavin brings in F-16 fighter pilot to motivate US golf team ahead of Ryder Cup


September 30th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30(ANI): The US golf team captain Corey Pavin has brought in an F-16 fighter pilot to give a motivational speech to his team ahead of the Ryder Cup, starting ... Read more...

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