Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH-47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space.
A just-published book, containing a first-hand account of the raid on the al Qaeda leader's hideout in the Pakistan garrison town near Islamabad, contains a map showing the flight path of the two helicopters after they took off from Jalalabad in Afghanistan in the dead of the night on May one.
The map shows the helicopters crossing Pakistan's eastern border with India before looping around and approaching Abbottabad from the South East. The book 'No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL' is written by one of the US Navy SEALS Matt Bissonnette, who participated in the operation, using pseudonym Mark Owen.
Questions about whether the helicopters flew over the Indian air space have been raised by a popular US website Redstate, described as a leading conservative news blog. This has set off a debate in the cyber world....more
08:48 AM, Sep 13, 2012
Melbourne: In yet another mid air incident, seven passengers of a Sydney-bound Qantas airlines, from London, reportedly suffered injuries after it was hit by severe turbulence. Qantas flight (QF32) departed London on Friday night and was three hours out of Singapore on Saturday morning when it was hit by turbulence caused by bad storms in the Indian airspace, a Qantas spokeswoman was quoted as saying in media reports in Melbourne....
08:49 AM, Jan 09, 2012