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23 April, 2018 4:32 PM IAF posts photo of Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth going for MiG 21 sortie

Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh were commissioned as flying officers in July 2016. New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) posted a photo of Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth getting ready for a sortie in a MiG 21 fighter aircraft on Sunday. The photo went viral within a few minutes and saluting her, people posted comments such as - 'real heroes' 49

10 April, 2018 12:01 PM IAF officer charged in espionage case

Group Captain Arun Marwaha was booked under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking classified documents to a woman through WhatsApp. The charge sheet was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Shehrawat in New Delhi against Group Captain Arun Marwaha, who was booked under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for allegedly leaking classified 26

20 March, 2018 10:00 AM IAF plane crashes in Odisha's Mayurbhanj, severely injured pilot rescued

The incident left a trainee pilot injured. He has, however, been ejected safely.    BHUBANESWAR: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on Tuesday crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj. The Hawk aircraft was airborne from Kalaikunda on a routine training sortie. The incident left a trainee pilot severely injured. He has, however, been ejected safely. He was rescued 61

12 March, 2018 4:18 PM S-400 deal may be finalised by March 31

India and Russia could be just weeks away from signing one of the biggest defence deals between the two sides in recent history, said two senior defence sources this week. The contract negotiations for the purchase of the S-400 Triumf long range air defence systems are in the final stages, and are expected to be closed by March 31. India is planning 75

27 February, 2018 5:51 PM KCR announces many sops for Adilabad

Promises an air strip in 350 acres in the town Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday announced construction of an aerodrome in about 350 acres of area in Adilabad town. He said as an airport was not viable, the government would soon start construction of an air strip and orders have been given to the Adilabad Collector to start the process 41

25 February, 2018 11:04 AM Major Kumud attends her husband’s last rites carrying 5-day-old daughter in arms

The pictures of the last rites of Wing Commander Vats, who was killed in microlight aircraft crash in Assam on February 15, were shared by many on microblogging site Twitter.   It can be devastating for a woman to lose her husband in the line of duty. But when it comes to serving the nation, but nothing could dent the courage of Major Kumud Dogra. She attended 55

22 February, 2018 1:17 AM Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet

Jamnagar: Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi has created history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot to fly a fighter aircraft. According to an India Air Force (IAF) official, "Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight." Avani Chaturvedi flew a MiG-21 Bison 49

21 February, 2018 7:30 PM Meet Avani, first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo

Scripting history, Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo, an IAF official said. “Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 Bison,” the official said. She undertook the sortie from IAF’s Jamnagar base on Monday. Three women pilots — Ms. Chaturvedi 28

21 February, 2018 6:10 PM Avani Chaturvedi Becomes First Indian Woman To Fly A Fighter Jet

New Delhi: Scripting history, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft, an Indian Air Force official said. "Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight," the official said. Three women pilots, Ms Chaturvedi, Ms Bhawana 66

18 February, 2018 3:20 PM Pakistan charges Rs 2.86 lakh for route navigation charges on PM Modi's flights

Pakistan has billed India Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges for Indian Air Force aircraft used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a stopover in Lahore and visits to Russia, Afghanistan, Iran and Qatar, an RTI response shows. The data gathered by activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra. through his RTI application, show that till June 2016, Indian 58