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Pakistan gets new ISI chief, air chief (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam took charge Monday as the new chief of Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), succeeding Lt Gen Shuja Pasha. Simultaneously, the Pakistan Air ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new ISI chief, air chief (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam assumed charge as the new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Monday, a day when the Pakistan Air Force too got ... Read more...

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Pakistan Air Force gets new chief


March 19th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt Monday took over as the new chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).He succeeds Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, ... 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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One more pilot held in fake licence scam


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a 24-year-old pilot here for using forged mark sheets to procure a commercial flying licence, an official said Wednesday."Jigesh Patel, ... 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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India’s first military chopper pilot passes away


July 20th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Air Commodore (retd) S.K. Majumdar, the first Indian military pilot to fly a helicopter in 1954, died at the army's research and referral hospital here ... Read more...

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BJP leader’s son named in fake pilot scam


May 26th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) Rajasthan Police Thursday named Pawan Dilwar, son of a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former minister Madan Dilwar, as an accused in the ... Read more...

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Fake pilot on the run held in capital


April 20th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A fake pilot was arrested in the capital for obtaining a licence on the basis of forged documents, police said Wednesday. He is the 13th ... Read more...

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Fake pilot scam: Files go missing from DGCA


April 19th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Police are probing the disappearance from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's office of files on two pilots under the scanner for obtaining licences using ... Read more...

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One more held in fake pilot licence scam


April 16th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) One more pilot was arrested here for getting a licence on the basis of forged documents, Delhi Police said Friday.Saif Misbah was arrested from Mayapuri ... Read more...

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Three more pilots under scanner for fake licence


April 12th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday forwarded to investigators names of three more pilots suspected to have procured flying licences using forged mark ... Read more...

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Fake pilot scam: Two DGCA staffers held for forgery (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Two more officials of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) were arrested here for helping pilots procure commercial pilot licences through forged documents, ... Read more...

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Two more held in fake pilot scam


April 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A pilot and a tout have been arrested from Ahmedabad in Gujarat in connection with the fake pilot scam, Delhi Police said Tuesday."We have arrested ... Read more...

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One more fake pilot arrested (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) One more pilot was arrested for obtaining a licence on forged documents, Delhi Police said Monday. He is the seventh pilot to be arrested in ... Read more...

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Fake pilot scam: Delhi Police issues lookout notice against four persons


March 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has issued a lookout notice against three pilots and a flying instructor for allegedly being involved in forging mark sheets to ... Read more...

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Lookout notices issued for three fake pilots, instructor


March 28th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Delhi Police issued a lookout notice Monday against three pilots and a flying instructor for forging marksheets to procure pilot licences."We have issued notices against ... Read more...

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Fake pilots: Four more held


March 26th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Four more people, including a directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) official, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the fake pilots scam, police ... Read more...

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Fake pilots: More arrests likely


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) More arrests are likely for allegedly granting fake liceses to unqualified pilots, sources in Rajasthan's anti-corruption bureau (ACP) said Wednesday.SpiceJet pilots Anoop Choudhary and Amit Mundara ... Read more...

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Army loses two pilots in Nashik chopper crash (Second lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian Army Wednesday lost two of its experienced pilots when their helicopter crashed into a residential area in Maharashtra's Nashik city. The pilots, Major Atul Garje ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Roy takes over as NDC commandant


January 21st, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Air Marshal P.K. Roy, a seasoned helicopter pilot with varied command and staff experience, Friday took over as the commandant of the prestigious National Defence College (NDC) ... Read more...

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Damaged Qantas superjumbo QF32 likened to wrecked WW II bomber Memphis Belle


November 12th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): The Qantas superjumbo QF32 double-decker plane that ran into trouble shortly after take-off from Singapore to Sydney, has been compared to the World War II bomber Memphis Belle ... Read more...

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Himachal revokes ban on para-gliding as CWG ends


October 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday revoked the suspension of aero-sports in the state imposed as a security measure for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, bringing ... Read more...

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Paragliders wait in Himachal for CWG to conclude


October 13th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) Over 80 paragliders from across the globe will finally take wing at an annual event in Himachal Pradesh this month. Many have had to wait it out as ... Read more...

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Jolie takes daughter for flying lesson


July 1st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie recently took her four-year-old daughter Shiloh Nouvel along for a flying lesson. Jolie was in the pilot's seat with a flying instructor by her side, ... Read more...

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Second air disaster in Hyderabad in less than two years


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) The crash of a naval aircraft in a densely populated area near Begumpet Airport here Wednesday is the second such disaster in residential localities in less than ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Malhotra takes charge as Eastern Command’s SASO


October 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Oct 4 (ANI): Air Marshal LK Malhotra took over as the Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), at the Eastern Air Command Headquarters here on Sunday.Air Marshal Malhotra is a recipient of ... Read more...

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Air Marshal LK Malhotra takes over as Eastern Air Command SASO


October 1st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Oct 1 (ANI): Air Marshal LK Malhotra today took over as the Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) at HQ Eastern Air Command.Air Marshal Malhotra was commissioned in Fighter Stream in ... Read more...

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Air Marshal PS Bhangu takes over as South Western Air Command Chief


October 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, Oct 1 (ANI): Air Marshal Paramjit Singh Bhangu on Thursday took over as the new Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), South Western Air Command (SWAC), here today.Air Marshal Bhangu was holding ... Read more...

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Air Marshal S. Radhakrishnan is ADC to president


July 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Air Marshal S. Radhakrishnan, Southern Air Command chief, has been appointed Honorary Air aide de camp (ADC) to President Pratibha Patil. The appointment comes to an end with ... Read more...

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Wing commander from Chadigarh among IAF plane crash victims


June 11th, 2009 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) Wing Commander G.S. Butalia, the 36-year-old son of a fighter pilot, from Chandigarh was among the 13 defence personnel who were killed in the crash of an Indian ... 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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Prince Harry zooms down country lanes in his mega bike


March 31st, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): Prince Harry was spotted enjoying a thrilling ride down country lanes in his 160mph mega bike.The 24-year-old, who got his driving license last year, reportedly took to the ... 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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