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India to buy 20 more Hawk jets for aerobatics team


September 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India has initiated the process of buying 20 additional Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) from British aerospace major BAE Systems for over Rs.2,000 crore ($340 ... Read more...

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Women in combat roles in armed forces: Wait gets longer


May 21st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Women in the Indian armed forces will have to wait longer to get into combat roles. The defence ministry has said it has no proposal ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy! (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for the next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy!


March 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for its next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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No combat role for women in armed forces: Antony


March 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government Monday made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots ... Read more...

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Training of fresh pilots puts Sagar Pawan shows on hold


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The engaging aerobatic demonstrations of the Indian Navy's elite Sagar Pawan team, based in Goa, have been put on hold because of heavy training pressures on ... Read more...

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‘Invisible Gorilla’ video shows people’s multitasking limits


April 20th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Psychologists have been able to prove that people have multitasking limits by using a video, entitled 'Invisible Gorilla'.University of Utah psychologists have expanded on the original research, trying ... 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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More study before taking in women fighter pilots: IAF chief


March 10th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Indian Air Force Chief P.V. Naik Thursday admitted that more studies need to be done before a decision is taken to induct women as fighter ... Read more...

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Cameron proposal to arm Libyan rebels shot down, UK armed forces in downsizing mode


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to arm Libyan rebels has been shot down, even as hisgovernment has announced the biggest cull of armed forces in a ... Read more...

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IAF may get ‘Star Wars’ helmet from European consortium


February 4th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A hi-tech helmet, reminiscent of movies like "Star Wars" and "Firefox" as it helps fighter pilots operate aircraft through a seemingly fictional vision-and-voice command, has been offered ... Read more...

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India’s own first supersonic fighter Tejas handed to Air Force


January 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Jan 10 (ANI): India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas, meant to replace MiG 21s and MiG 23s, was handed to the Air Force on Monday after ... Read more...

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India’s own first supersonic fighter Tejas to join Air Force today


January 10th, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Jan 10 (ANI): India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas, meant to replace MiG 21s and MiG 23s, will join the Air Force on Monday for initial ... Read more...

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India’s own fighter jet Tejas to join air force Monday


January 9th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) India's long-delayed, indigenously-developed, multi-role combat aircraft Tejas will join the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday for initial operational clearance (IOC) in this aerospace hub.Considered to be ... Read more...

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New four-inch gadget can helps spot snipers


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) British soldiers are to test a revolutionary new device in Afghanistan that can pinpoint the exact position of enemy snipers 1,000 yards away.The tiny computerised 'sniper spotter', which ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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Oz cricketers turn to ex-’Top Gun’ pilots to build up Ashes teamwork


November 15th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 15 (ANI): Australia's Test cricketers have turned to former 'Top Gun' fighter pilots to help build teamwork as they plot Ashes redemption.The Herald has learnt that Cricket Australia has employed ... Read more...

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India-Britain joint air exercise enters final phase


October 28th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The final phase of India-Britain joint air exercise - Indradhanush - began Thursday at Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal's West Midnapore district with increased number of launches, ... Read more...

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Final phase of India -UK air exercise begins in Kolkata


October 28th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata Oct. 28, (ANI): The final phase of India-United Kingdom Air Exercise 'Indradhanush' began here on Thursday with increased number of launches and full scale Large Force Engagement (LFE) missions at Air ... Read more...

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Tom Cruise snubs sequel to ‘Top Gun’


October 16th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Tom Cruise has apparently refused to work on the sequel to 'Top Gun'.Executives have given the go-ahead for a follow-up to his 1986 adventure movie about elite ... Read more...

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First ever astronaut twins set to orbit planet together


October 11th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): The world is set to have its first astronaut twins orbiting the planet together, making them the first blood relatives to meet up in space.US astronaut Scott ... Read more...

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Chile miners to be given sunglasses to protect their retinas from ultraviolet rays


October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have reportedly started a regime designed for fighter pilots to prepare them for their ascent to the surface, and would be ... Read more...

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Attrition rate low, IAF still short of fighter pilots


October 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest, is still grappling with a shortage of officers even as the attrition rate in the past few years ... Read more...

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Pilots being made air-ready for INS Vikramaditya


August 30th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) The defence ministry has begun the process of getting Indian fighter pilots ready to operate from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which is expected to be inducted into the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin pilot marries Chinese colleague


August 15th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 15 (IANS) Two fighter pilots - one of Indian origin and the other of Chinese origin - of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) have got married in one ... Read more...

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IAF’s pilot selection process gets high-tech and ‘accurate’


August 5th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will in another three years put in place a new system to select fighter pilots for its cutting edge and high performance ... Read more...

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China deploys its first women astronauts


May 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): China has for the first time, included two women in its new seven-member astronaut crew. Though no names were disclosed, authorities did reveal that the new entrants ... Read more...

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China recruits new astronauts


May 7th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) China has recruited five new astronauts, Xinhua reported Friday. The recruits, five males and two females, are pilots between 35 and 30 years old. The male recruits were ... Read more...

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8 Pak pilots complete F-16 flying training in US


May 4th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Eight fighter pilots of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have completed their seven month training for the advance F-16 combat jets.The flying training conducted in Tucson, Arizona ... Read more...

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State-of-art SBTF to be operational soon in Goa


February 19th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by ANI
Vasco da Gama (Goa), Feb.19 (ANI): The work on the state-of-art Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) at the Indian Navy's premier naval station, the INS Hansa, is likely to be completed soon.The ... Read more...

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Indian “vyomanauts” all set to rise up in space


January 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Indian media has branded its astronauts as "vyomanauts", a word derived from the Sanskrit language.According to a report in New Scientist, the tongue-twisting ... Read more...

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‘Night witches’ or mere symbols? India debates induction of women fighter pilots


December 17th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) As India hotly debates whether to induct women fighter pilots, a look around the world reveals they have been so fearsome in some places that ... Read more...

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Reduction in voluntary retirements of IAF fighter pilots: Centre


December 16th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said in the Rajya Sabha that the Indian Air Force (IAF) has seen reduction in the numbers of pilots applying ... Read more...

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Government says no to women in combat


December 14th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government Monday said there is no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the Indian armed forces. "At present there is no proposal to induct women ... Read more...

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