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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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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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Mizoram to launch copter service in remote areas


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) As an independence day gift, people of mountainous Mizoram will get helicopter services from Aug 14, officials said here Thursday.Wing Commander (retd) Lalzawma, officer-on-special duty (OSD) ... Read more...

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Air force rescues eight from stranded boat in Assam


June 27th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopter pilots Wednesday evacuated eight people, including three pregnant women and two doctors, from a boat stuck in the Dibong river near Sadiya ... Read more...

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Two Maoists surrender in Odisha


June 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Two Maoists, one of them a woman wing commander of the the local unit of the Communist Party of India-Maoist, Monday surrendered in Odisha's Keonjhar district, ... Read more...

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Deserter IAF officer escapes from custody, yet untraced


May 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Haryana Police are hunting for a wing commander, declared a "deserter" December last year, after he escaped from air force ... Read more...

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Arms suppliers cashing on offset clause face challenges


March 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) While the $10 billion order to French company Dassault to supply 126 fighter planes is expected to generate around $5 billion worth of business for Indian ... Read more...

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Court orders permanent commissions for three IAF women officers


March 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the defence ministry grant permanent commissions to three women short service commission officers of the Indian Air Force within ... Read more...

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Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India Friday afternoon but the two pilots ejected to safety, an IAF spokesman said.The aircraft, ... Read more...

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Nine civilians rescued alive from Sonamarg avalanche


February 24th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Nine people trapped in an avalanche Thursday in north Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station were rescued alive in a joint rescue operation Friday by the army, the ... Read more...

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IAF ramps up chopper fleet with new induction (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Friday inducted the most-modern Mi-17V5 helicopter, its latest buy from Russia, to ramp up the ferrying of troops and supplies to ... Read more...

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IAF rushes to evacuate snow-trapped in Jammu


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Friday rushed to evacuate as many snow-trapped people as possible from remote areas of the Jammu region before it starts raining ... Read more...

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Medal for locating Arunachal CM’s crashed chopper


January 26th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Wing Commander Felix Patrick Pinto, an helicopter pilot of the Indian Air Force, who helped search for the fateful Pawan Hans helicopter of then Arunachal ... Read more...

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IAF to rescue people stranded in Jammu region


January 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) As the weather cleared in mountainous regions of Jammu Wednesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) began preparations to evacuate some 300 snow-trapped people in Kishtwar district, ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi jet crashes near Pune, pilots safe (Third Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra town Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi jet crashes near Pune, pilots safe


December 13th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 13 (IANS) A frontline Sukhoi jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near this Maharashtra city Tuesday but the two pilots bailed out to safety, an ... Read more...

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Pilot safe as MiG-21 crashes in Haryana (Lead, Changing Dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter crashed in Haryana's Sirsa district Friday following a technical snag but the pilot managed to eject moments before the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistani troopers exchange sweets on Eid


November 7th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Nov 7 (IANS) Border guards from India and Pakistan Monday exchanged sweets at the joint check post along the Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan on the occasion ... Read more...

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Missing MiG-29 pilot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing ... Read more...

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IAF’s women skydivers jump to fame


October 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 8 (IANS) It was a plummeting debut... the all-woman skydivers team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) announced their arrival with a 8,000-foot parajump from a ... Read more...

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Delhi blast probe: missing car may hold clue


September 8th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Investigators probing the Delhi High Court blast were Thursday looking for a car reported missing two years ago but spotted near the site minutes before ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi University, St. Stephen’s


June 24th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the Delhi University and St. Stephen's College on a plea by a student who was denied ... Read more...

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IAF women exorcise 2005 Everest ghost


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 3 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) team Friday formally concluded its Everest expedition by handing over the Indian tricolour and the IAF flag they had flown on ... Read more...

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Bravehearts write new records on Mt Everest


May 7th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) Braving torrential winds and vagaries of the weather, adventurous climbers have begun summiting Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, in an unusually early accomplishment ... Read more...

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Prince William predicted to be a bundle of nerves before the Royal wedding


April 27th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Wing Commander Kevin Marsh, a fast jet pilot and William's trainer at the Royal AirForce in 2008 said he had sent him a text message to wish him luck ahead ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to ... Read more...

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Expert panel set up to probe Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Saturday appointed an expert committee to probe the April 19 helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang town, a statement said. Seventeen ... Read more...

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Committee of inquiry set up into Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Central Government on Saturday appointed a committee of inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to inquire into the circumstances of accident of a Pawan Hans ... Read more...

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IAF officer to be court-martialled for bribery


April 7th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, allegedly caught accepting a bribe from a foreign defence firm during the Bangalore air show February, may soon face ... Read more...

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Complaint against Gilani’s pilots for smoking in public


March 31st, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A police complaint was filed Wednesday against the pilots of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's special aircraft for smoking in public.In his complaint, city-based ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old twins from Jammu co-pilot IAF microlite


March 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), March 13 (IANS) Swapnil and Swapnila, seven-year-old brother-sister twins from Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday created history by becoming the first children from the state to co-pilot a microlite ... Read more...

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Chopper business to fly high in India


March 9th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelBangalore/Kochi, Mar 9 (ANI): If things move in the right way, Indian skies would be seeing more choppers than ever before.It is estimated that in two to three years time ... Read more...

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