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16 June, 2018 3:35 PM In Daring Op, Navy Stops Burning Ship From Drifting Towards Bangladesh

New Delhi: In a daring and complex operation, a Sea King 42C helicopter winched down a Marco officer on a merchant vessel on fire to arrest its drift towards the International Maritime Border Line with Bangladesh. MV SSL Kolkata was abandoned by its 22-member crew on June 14 off the Sagar Island at the mouth of the Ganges Delta after the fire engulfed 36

6 June, 2018 5:09 PM IAF Flight Lieutenant Dies In Madhya Pradesh, Police Await Autopsy Report

Bhopal: A 27-year-old flight lieutenant of the Indian Air Force (IAF) died at a government hospital in Bhopal on Tuesday, police said today. A police official said the cause of death is under investigation as "some poisonous content" was found in Himanshu Gupta's body. "As per preliminary findings of the postmortem report, some poisonous content was found 126

3 June, 2018 12:15 PM Sushma Swaraj's plane loses contact with ATC for 14 minutes

An Indian Air Force plane carrying Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for nearly 14 minutes on Saturday while flying in the Mauritian air space, according to the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The Minister was enroute to South Africa for meetings of the BRICS and IBSA grouping. “The Indian 73

31 May, 2018 7:16 AM Chandigarh Airport To Re-Open Tomorrow After 20-Day Closure

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh International Airport will re-open on Friday after a 20-day closure for expansion and repairs. The city airport will operate 37 flights daily, including three international flights. Four new flights will link Chandigarh to other places in the country in coming days. The city will have new connections to Kolkata, Ahmedabad 115

30 May, 2018 10:09 AM How IAF helicopter conducted Bambi operation to douse massive fire in Malviya Nagar in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force on Wednesday conducted Bambi operations to douse the massive fire that engulfed an area in Delhi's Malviya Nagar. The MI 17 helicopter of the Air Force was deployed to douse the fire which has been raging on for nearly a day. The IAF helicopter filled water from Yamuna reservoir and dropped over the site thrice to contain 76

24 May, 2018 7:10 AM Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended for second consecutive day due to forest fire, IAF helicopters deployed

JAMMU: Around 25,000 pilgrims are stranded at the Katra base camp in Jammu after a huge forest fire broke out in the jungles there. The yatra to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following the forest fire. While the trek has been halted until the fire is doused, helicopter services have resumed in the area. "A huge forest 53

21 May, 2018 11:13 AM IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa to visit Israel, discuss strategic issues

Defence ties between India and Israel have grown manifold in the last couple of decades. India has emerged as Israel's biggest arms market and has been purchasing around $1 billion worth of weapons every year.  Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will be in Israel from May 21 to 24 to take part in a conference on the occasion 55

12 May, 2018 7:48 AM Chandigarh airport to remain shut from today till May 31

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh International Airport was closed for all air traffic on Saturday until May 31 to carry out runway expansion and repairs, officials said. "No civil and military flights will operate from Chandigarh from May 12 to May 31," a Chandigarh International Airport Ltd (Chial) spokesman said. The 20-day closure would affect over 100,000 passengers 134

5 May, 2018 10:25 AM Dakota joins IAF more than four decades after the aircraft fleet was phased out

New Delhi: A restored Dakota joined the Indian Air Force on Friday in an induction ceremony at Hindan air force station, more than four decades after the aircraft fleet was phased out following an illustrious service record. The Dakota DC-3 VP 905 was formally inducted into the IAF at a grand ceremony at Hindan where a key was received by the Chief of Air Staff 317

26 April, 2018 7:03 PM Chinese air force has increased deployment in Tibet: IAF chief

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to land in China in an attempt to reset ties with the communist neighbour, the Indian Air Force chief said the Chinese air force had significantly increased its deployment in Tibet across the border from India. Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said he had told his Chinese counterpart that they should frequently 113