Air Force

  • Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone Yesterday

    Kiev: The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a September 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. Ukraine's warring sides agreed on Friday to withdraw artillery...
  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only' Yesterday

    Vilnius: NATO's top general said on Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders...
  • Srinagar resident's premonition about floods came true hours later 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Tawheed Bazaz, 35, a resident of Srinagar, had a premonition that the flood waters which had inundated the city centre, Lal Chowk, early last Sunday, would also reach their Mandir Bagh locality. "It came true just hours later as the muddy flood waters made their first appearance in our...
  • Two weeks after floods ravaged J&K, locals still await food, relief 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Over two lakh people have been rescued in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. Indian Air Force...
  • J&K floods: As flood waters recede, civic problems come to the fore 1 week ago

    Srinagar: The joint effort by the Army, Indian Air Force and National Defence Response Force have rescued 1,84,000 people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. But with the receding flood waters, civic problems have now come to the fore. Stagnant water in the state may lead to an outbreak of water-borne...
  • Army officer rescues his parents who were struck in J&K floods for 5 days September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: As Army, Indian Air Force and National Disaster Response Force have been working round the clock to save the life of others in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, an officer managed to rescue his parents after five days. The officer told CNN-IBN how he managed to rescue his parents who...
  • Jammu floods: Faced hostility from the locals, says Air Force September 12, 2014

    Law and order situation has been affected in many areas of Srinagar. Reports of Army and Air Force personnel facing hostility from locals have cropped up. "We encountered hostility from the locals in the first three days," said Air Force member. ...
  • J&K floods: People have been stranded for over a week, hostility expected, says IAF September 12, 2014

    There have been incidents of stone pelting in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir with angry locals attacking soldiers and rescue workers. CNNIBN's Anubha Bhonsle spoke to Air Vice Marshal Upkarjit Singh who said that resentment from disgruntled locals is expected in such difficult circumstances. ...
  • J&K floods: Schools will be back on track soon, banks not affected, says CM Omar Abdullah September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as lakhs of people are still stranded in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured that schools will be back on track soon and banks will not be affected by the floods. He also said that action is being taken to contain...
  • Over 100 Odisha plumbers stranded in Jammu and Kashmir September 11, 2014

    Kendrapara: Over 100 plumbers of Kendrapara district working in Jammu and Kashmir are stranded in the floodravaged Valley, leaving their families in a state of uncertainty. "We have received reports of plumbers of the district stranded in Jammu and Kashmir. To ensure the safety of the migrant workers, the administration...
  • J&K floods: Stone pelting incidents won't deter us, we'll rescue everyone stranded, says IAF September 11, 2014

    Srinagar: The Indian Army and the Air Force have been engaged in rescue and relief operations in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir day and night. Even as there have been incidents of some soldiers being attacked during these rescue operations, they say that such incidents do not deter them from...
  • J&K floods: Over 1 lakh rescued, PM directs MHA to send highlevel team to boost relief operations September 11, 2014

    Srinagar: More than a lakh have now been rescued in the floodhit Jammu and Kashmir while lakhs are still stranded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Home Ministry to send highlevel teams of central officials to coordinate relief operations. Communication lines have also improved in state. The state government, however,...
  • Snapshot: Indian Air Force during rescue operations in J&K September 10, 2014

    While the flood waters recede from some of the affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir, there is no let up in the efforts of defence forces and rescue teams to bring people to safer places. The Indian Air Force on Wednesday brought in MI26, the world's biggest chopper, to rescue...
  • Indian Army turns saviour, wins the praise of floodhit Kashmiris, but will the perception change? September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The men and women in olive green and their counterparts in the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and National Disaster Response Force, who have never had a very healthy relationship with the people of Kashmir Valley, are putting their lives in danger while trying to rescue and provide...
  • J&K floods: Over 90,000 people rescued, lakhs still stranded; Army Chief to visit Srinagar today September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: The death toll is well above 200 in the Jammu and Kashmir floods even as more than 90,000 people have now been rescued by the Indian Army and the National Disaster Response Force. However, lakhs still remain stranded. There has been some improvement in communication lines, a day after...
  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last threefour days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • J&K floods: Navy commandos join rescue operation, death toll climbs to 150, lakhs stranded September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir continue to wreak havoc and have claimed over 150 lives while lakhs of people have been stranded. The Indian Navy too has now joined the massive rescue operation being carried out by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, NDRF and Jammu and Kashmir Police....
  • J&K floods: Massive rescue operation on, many areas under 6 feet of water, communication down September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Massive rescue operations by the Army and Indian Air Force continue in Jammu and Kashmir where floods have left over 150 people dead and lakhs affected. Seven more IAF aircraft have been pressed into action as the situation is still worrisome. Many locals are still stranded on rooftops in...
  • Watch: Aerial survey of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir September 8, 2014

    The Army and Air Force are leading the rescue and relief operations in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. CNNIBN's Anubha Bhonsle took an aerial survey on board an Indian Air Force aircraft. ...
  • J&K floods: Death toll crosses 150, lakhs stranded; Army, IAF, NDRF lead rescue operations September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Floods in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed over 150 lives and have left lakhs of people stranded. Many locals are still stranded on rooftops in Jammu. Communication lines are down, power cuts in many parts of the valley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in the state on Sunday to...
  • J&K: 108 jawans airlifted from border out posts September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Choppers airlifted 108 BSF and Army men from forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) as floods have badly hit security infrastructure along IndoPak border. "A total of 108 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various marooned BoPs and forward posts along IndoPak border...
  • India, Russia conduct firstever air exercises September 3, 2014

    Moscow: The Indian and Russian air forces have held their firstever military exercises involving counterterror, firefighting and air defence in Russia. The 'Avia Indra2014' IndiaRussia Air Exercises started on August 25 and will conclude on Thursday. An 18member Indian Air Force team is participating in the exercises, which involve exchange...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan September 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near IndoPak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • Pak ceasefire violations no cause for worry, we are prepared: IAF chief August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday said there was no tension as such in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan but "we are all prepared". "We all are prepared, there are no tensions as such if you ask me...this is nothing exception, this has been happening, and...
  • On Independence Day, President confers Gallantry awards on defence personnel August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of 68th Independence Day the President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred various gallantry awards on Defence personnel for their exceptional devotion toward nation. Following are the details of awards and awardees. Shaurya Chakra Wing Commander Huvey Upadhyaya On 01 March 2014, Wing Commander Huvey...
  • India conducts successful trial of surfacetoair 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surfacetoair 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Modi's Pakistan pitch in Kashmir: Can PM turn a new chapter in IndoPak relations? August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. He said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism. The Prime Minister said that the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely August 1, 2014

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • IAF receives 6th C17 Globemaster III aircraft July 28, 2014

    The Indian Air Force received its sixth C17 Globemaster III on Monday. The arrival of the new addition to the IAF was recieved by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the Palam Airbase in New Delhi and familiarised himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief...