AIR FORCE

  • Himachal Pradesh: 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel trapped after snowfall 4 days ago

    In Himachal Pradesh the National Highway from Manali to Rohtang Pass has been shut down, after 175 labourers working on the Rohtang tunnel were trapped following a fresh spell of snowfall. The Indian Air Force and the Border Roads Organisation are engaged in rescue operations. ...
  • Barack Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck 5 days ago

    Washington: If US President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the President gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his step,...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • Akash missile test fired successfully for second day November 18, 2014

    ?Balasore: For the second consecutive day, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force. The trial of the missile was 'fully successful', ITR director MVKV Prasad said adding it hit a para-barrel...
  • India test fires Akash missile successfully November 17, 2014

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said. Describing...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • Indian Air Force personnel, families asked not to use Xiaomi phones October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones on the grounds that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently...
  • IAF asks personnel not to use Xiaomi phones October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently carried out a test of...
  • News 360: Toddler raped in Bangalore school, third child abuse incidence in the last 6 months October 22, 2014

    As the news about the alleged rape of a three-year-old in a private school in Bangalore spread, ruckus broke out on Wednesday morning outside the institution. Shocked parents gathered at the school premises seeking information about the unfateful incident. ...
  • US plane on secret mission returns to Earth October 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned. The spacecraft which blasted off in December 2012 for its third space mission touched down at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday, Xinhua reported. "The mission...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • Snapshot: Sukhoi crashes near Pune village, pilots safe October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village near Pune on Tuesday evening. The incident happened at village Theoor around 6.30 pm. Both the pilot and the co-pilot ejected safely. The plane was reportedly on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. ...
  • Over 2 lakh policemen deployed in Maharashtra for Assembly elections October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra police have made extensive security arrangements to ensure that voting for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls goes peacefully with the deployment of over two lakh state police personnel, along with the reserved police forces. Special security arrangements have been made in Gadhchiroli, the naxal-infested district, to thwart...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • Photos: When Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar attended the 82nd Air Force Day parade in uniform in New Delhi October 9, 2014

    Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar attended the 82nd Air Force Day parade in New Delhi yesterday. The honorary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force was accompanied by his wife Anjali at the parade in Hindon near New Delhi.The legendary cricketer and winner of the highest civilian order in India, the...
  • In Pics: PM Modi attends 'At Home' dinner hosted by IAF chief October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended his first 'At Home' event hosted by a chief of the armed forces on Wednesday. The army chief went to the podium to greet Modi and was seen talking to him beyond the customary greetings. ...
  • In pics: Glimpses of air shows at Air Force Day parade October 8, 2014

    Hindon: The air show on the occasion of Air Force Day, which left the spectators spell bound, involved different formations and display of flares by the aircraft. The classic 80-year-old, single-engine propeller Tiger Moth aircraft won hearts when it flew past the parade ground, coloured in bright orange. ...
  • Indian Air Force strengthening capacity, says its chief October 8, 2014

    Hindon: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said the Indian Air Force is strengthening its capacity and the situation in the neighbourhood requires "operation readiness". "Our air defence capability is being further strengthened by the induction of modern sensors and weapon system," the Indian Air Force chief said while addressing...
  • Air Force celebrates 82nd Foundation Day, Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar attends ceremony October 8, 2014

    The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 82nd Foundation Day with a grand ceremony at the Hindon Air Force Station. The star attraction was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who attended the ceremony along with his wife. A few years ago Sachin was conferred with the IAF honorary rank of Group Captain....
  • Ceasefire violations: Service chiefs meet Defence Minister October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of ceasefire violations along the border with Pakistan, the three service chiefs today met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley. The army, air force and navy chiefs are understood to have discussed with Jaitley the prevailing security situation, defence officials said. The meeting comes at a time...
  • Slow modernisation of capabilities a big concern: IAF chief October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Air force chief Arup Raha on Saturday expressed concern over delays in its projects and said it was the government's responsibility to provide whatever was necessary as "Indian Air Force is India's air force not my air force". Almost all key acquisition and development projects are running behind schedule,...
  • Chinese incursions during President Xi Jinping's visits a mystery: IAF chief October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Marshal Arup Raha said on Saturday that it was "mysterious" how border incursions take place during high-profile visits. "It is always mysterious... the way incursions get timed with visits," Raha said responding to a question in the recent incursion by Chinese troops...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir, rescue operations September 23, 2014

    We bring you stories of survival and struggle as the state of Jammu and Kashmir struggles to come back to normalcy. ...
  • Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone September 21, 2014

    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 ceasefire 'in name only' September 21, 2014

    Vilnius: NATO's top general said on Saturday the twoweekold truce between Ukraine and proRussian militants fighting in the country's east is a "ceasefire 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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Over two lakh people have been rescued in the floodravaged 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 September 15, 2014

    Srinagar: The joint effort by the Army, Indian Air Force and National Defence Response Force have rescued 1,84,000 people in the floodravaged 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 waterborne...
  • 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 floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, an officer managed to rescue his parents after five days. The officer told CNNIBN how he managed to rescue his parents who...