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IAF to open bids for heavy choppers, tankers (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would soon open bids for heavy-lift helicopters and flight fueling tankers and finalise bids for 22 Apache attack choppers, IAF chief ... Read more...

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Government opens IAF’s combat helicopter bid (With images)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government is set to give the Indian Air Force (IAF) more firepower and capabilities during its 80th anniversary year: New combat and heavy-lift ... Read more...

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IAF to finalise Rafale fighter deal this fiscal


September 20th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would finalise the multi-billion dollar contract with Dassault Aviation of France during this fiscal (2012-13) for the supply of its ... Read more...

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Indigenous airborne radar for IAF trials soon


September 20th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon fly the first indigenous airborne radar system mounted on the Brazilian Embraer jet for flight trials and induction by ... Read more...

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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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IAF says pilot did not refuse to fly Rahul


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Rejecting reports that its pilot refused to fly Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Assam, the Indian Air Force Wednesday strongly defended the decision, ... Read more...

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IAF employee killed in bid to help neighbour


September 9th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) A spurned lover and his three friends stabbed to death an elderly Indian Air Force employee and injured his neighbour and mother of a girl ... 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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Chinese defence minister’s gift for IAF pilots: Rs 1 lakh!


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie had an unusual gift for two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots: Rs.100,000 in sealed envelopes.The pilots, who flew the ... Read more...

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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Nine IAF men killed as two choppers collide (Third Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed Thursday when two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, in one of ... Read more...

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Nine perish as two IAF choppers collide (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed Thursday when two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Eight killed as two IAF choppers collide (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) At least eight Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel were killed Thursday when two helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, an air force spokesperson said. ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi airman finds cash missing in Lucknow


August 29th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi flying officer has lodged a complaint that cash was stolen from his luggage in the Uttar Pradesh capital, police said Wednesday.Tanveer Hassan is part ... Read more...

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Embraer-based airborne warning system reaches India


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India's first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C;) system based on a fully-modified Embraer aircraft has reached Bangalore from Brazil, ahead of integration of ... Read more...

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(VM) Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4 percent of the officer cadre respectively and these ... Read more...

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Indian air chief in Brazil to deepen defence ties


August 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, who heads the Indian Air Force, Tuesday left for Brazil on a bilateral visit when he will inspect the ... Read more...

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Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter undergoes trial


August 21st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fighter maker Sukhoi's T-50 fifth-generation stealth fighter has completed initial approach trials to a flight refuelling aircraft, the company said Tuesday.The aircraft, T-50-2, made ... Read more...

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Sea of humanity pays respects to Deshmukh, funeral in evening (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) A sea of humanity poured out on all roads leading to Babhalgaon village in Latur district where the body of their beloved leader Vilasrao Deshmukh ... Read more...

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Karnataka celebrates Independence Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, singing of national anthems and march past by security forces and children.Patriotic fervour and cultural fiesta marked the ... Read more...

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IAF chief to review aircraft projects in Russia


August 9th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, will be in Russia for three days beginning Friday to review the joint projects ... Read more...

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Seven killed due to rains in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous ... Read more...

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IAF rescues marooned civilians in Jammu


August 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Sunday evacuated two dozen stranded civilians from an island in the flooded Tawi river in Jammu, an officer said.The civil administration ... Read more...

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Flash floods hit parts of Jammu region


August 4th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) Flash floods marooned dozens of people following incessant rain in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir as the administration Saturday launched a massive rescue ... Read more...

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India key ally in fight against terror: US congressman


August 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Appreciating India's efforts at fighting terrorism and promoting peace in Afghanistan, US Senator Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said India is America's key ally in ... Read more...

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First Boeing C-17s to arrive in India by mid-2013


August 1st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Boeing Wednesday said the first of the 10 heavy-lift military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will arrive in the ... Read more...

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ID-card may reveal mystery of crashed AN-12 aircraft


August 1st, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A frayed identity card bearing the name Arjun Singh of Pune may reveal the 45-year-old mystery crash of an AN-12 aircraft of the Indian ... Read more...

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India’s first Globemaster airlifter takes shape (With image)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) The first of ten C-17 Globemaster III heavy airlifters being built by Boeing for India underwent a major production step with a ceremony at ... Read more...

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India gets hawk eye over Strait of Malacca


July 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India will Tuesday formally open a key naval station, aptly named INS Baaz (Hawk), in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that ... Read more...

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It’s time for healing: PM tells Assam victims (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it was now "time for healing" and assured them of government help ... 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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India clears $2.4 bn plan to buy cargo planes for IAF


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's defence ministry Monday gave its nod for an Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to buy 56 transport planes worth $2.4 billion to augment its ... Read more...

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IAF pilots training on VIP helicopters in Britain (With Images)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots have begun training on the Agusta Westland AW 101 helicopters that have been purchased for ferrying dignitaries, the first of ... Read more...

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Key Indian Army, IAF commanders meet; talk synergy


July 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the first such effort, the commanders of the Indian Army's and the IAF's swordarms that defend most of the western frontiers with Pakistan ... Read more...

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IAF chief in Kashmir on two-day visit


July 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir."The air chief met the station ... Read more...

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