Fighter

  • The case for speeding up India's domestic fifth generation fighter projects

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The Indian Air Force's (IAF) quest for its first fifth generation fighter has been running into the usual back and forth with the Russians as...

  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes: IAF chief Arup Raha 12-03-2014 10:06 PM

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha 12-03-2014 07:51 AM

    Women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Air Force chief said women are physically not suited for the job and they might face problems while...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies 05-03-2014 01:23 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Saini, who had participated in the freedom movement, was ailing for some time. The funeral will take place later in the day, district officials said. ...
  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 01-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan,...
  • Freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh dead at 101 15-02-2014 09:32 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Paras Nath Singh died at the age of 101 following protracted illness in Jaunpur on Saturday. Singh breathed his last at his native Keshvpur Rajepur village in Jalapur area, family members said. A follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he took an active part in India's freedom struggle and...
  • Over 17 killed in explosion in north Nigeria city 15-01-2014 08:38 AM

    Maiduguri: A vehicle exploded at a military post in a commercial area of a northeastern Nigerian city on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and causing pandemonium, with blood-spattered bystanders running away and vehicles colliding as drivers fled. Police said a suicide bomber is suspected in the lunchtime blast in...
  • How US spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract 21-12-2013 07:25 PM

    Dilma Rousseff was thoroughly charmed. Brazil had been struggling for years to decide which company to choose for a $4 billion-plus fighter jet contract, one of the world's most sought-after defense deals and one that would help define the country's strategic alliances for decades to come. But Rousseff, the leftist...
  • HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft joins the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Alright folks, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk-I is all set to achieve Initial Operational Clearance-2 on December 20. Forget the critics, this combat...

  • MiG-21 FL phaseout a sad day for IAF fighter pilots 12-12-2013 09:34 AM

    Kalaikunda Airbase (West Bengal): As the iconic MiG-21 FL flied into the annals of Indian Air Force (IAF) history, fighter pilots recount their 50-year romance with fighter jet. The MiG-21 FL was in the service of the IAF for over 50 years and conducted its last sortie on Wednesday at...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Patel no more 07-12-2013 06:49 PM

    Vadodara: Staunch Gandhian and freedom fighter Savitaben Bhanubhai Patel passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. She was 90. The last rites were conducted at Vadi Vadi crematorium, where her daughter Usha lit the funeral pyre in the presence of local residents and Hitendra Patel, Chairman of the Standing...
  • India to finalise Rafale deal by March: IAF official 17-10-2013 09:17 PM

    India will finalise a $15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault Aviation by March 2014, an Indian air force official said on Thursday, after the deal had been held up by differences over local manufacturing. New Delhi picked the Rafale for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • Facsimile version of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Harijan' to be released 30-09-2013 10:12 AM

    The facsimile version of 'Harijan', a weekly publication started by Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to highlight the social and economic problems of India and the world, will be released on Monday. "'Harijan' is one of the two main publications of Gandhiji. While Young India has already been published,...
  • Bhagat Singh's 107th birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan 30-09-2013 12:38 AM

    Lahore: The 107th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was celebrated in Pakistan's Lahore city, where a cake was cut amid slogans like "freedom is our right". Nearly 300 people gathered at Shadman Chowk on Saturday for the celebration. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907. "He...
  • Indian Navy gets home-made Hawk MK 132 jets 24-09-2013 02:51 PM

    Bangalore: The first home-made Hawk MK 132 aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was handed over to the Indian Navy in Bangalore on Monday. "We built this aircraft in time and this is the first of the five aircraft to be delivered to the Indian Navy. The remaining four will...
  • Syria war crimes worsen in battle for territory: UN 11-09-2013 02:27 PM

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators said on Wednesday Syrian government forces had massacred civilians, bombed hospitals and committed other war crimes in widespread attacks to recapture territory from rebels this year. Opposition forces, including Islamist foreign fighters, have also perpetrated war crimes including executions, hostage-taking and shelling of civilian neighbourhoods,...
  • PM releases postage stamp on freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain 09-09-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a postage stamp on freedom fighter, parliamentarian and journalist Lala Jagat Narain. The prime minister described him as a brave freedom fighter, a fearless journalist and an able parliamentarian. "The morals and principles of journalism set up by Lala Jagat Narain continue...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records 19-08-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over official records not showing Bhagat Singh as a martyr, prompting the government to promise remedial steps. "If his (Bhagat Singh's) name is not in records, it will be done. Government thoroughly considers him a martyr and gives him the...
  • Bhagat Singh's family seeks martyrdom for freedom fighters 18-08-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Bhagat Singh's family has reacted to the Home Ministry's stand that there were no records to prove that the freedom fighter was a martyr. Bhagat Singh's grandnephew has said that the government should bring in a law to grant martyrdom to freedom fighters. Bhagat Singh was a hero...
  • 'Don't need proof to salute the martyrdom of our freedom fighters' 18-08-2013 04:05 PM

    The debate over the Home Ministry's reply to an RTI application that said that there is no record to show whether Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were declared martyrs or not, has taken on to the roads. CNN-IBN speaks people in Delhi and Patna to know their views on the...
  • Two IIT graduates devise a way to send wishes to freedom fighters 13-08-2013 12:50 PM

    On the eve of Independence Day, a start up is offering people an opportunity to express gratitude to a handful of still surviving freedom fighters in the country. The brainchild of two IIT graduates, the website 'Wishpicker.com' , which began operations in January this year offers people a chance to...
  • Veteran freedom fighter Vishnu Dayal Gupta dies 26-07-2013 04:12 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Vishnu Dayal Gupta died following prolonged illness at a hospital in Etawah, family sources said on Friday. He was 91. Gupta breathed his last on Thursday at Rural Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai where he had been admitted a couple of days ago, they said. The...
  • The Last Word: Is it correct to think of the MiG 21 as a flying coffin or is that a gross exaggeration? 18-07-2013 09:35 PM

    A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Monday in Uttarlai in Rajasthan killing the pilot. Is it correct to think of the MiG 21 as a flying coffin or is that a gross exaggeration? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his...
  • MiG-21 is a good fighter but it's over 40 years old: Surya Gangadharan 15-07-2013 05:11 PM

    Frequent crashes of the MiG-21 fighter aircraft in the IAF inventory have earned the planes the nickname of 'flying coffins.' But Mig-21s were inducted into the IAF way back in 1964 i.e. almost fifty years back (a record for any service) and have served the country well in all the...
  • Madurai: 58 members of 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' arrested 01-07-2013 01:53 AM

    Madurai: Over 50 members of the 'Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai' were on Sunday arrested for attempting to picket the Madurai airport, police said. They were demanding that the airport be named after freedom fighter Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. Fifty-eight members, who held a demonstration earlier, tried to march towards the airport...
  • Taliban fighters kill principal of govt high school in Pak 03-06-2013 01:20 AM

    Islamabad: The principal of a state-run high school was killed by Taliban fighters in a region near Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan, according to a media report on Sunday. Dozens of heavily armed militants entered the home of Haji Rehman at Pastawana in Frontier Region Peshawar on Saturday night and...
  • Antony to inaugurate Su-30 squadron at Thanjavur air base 27-05-2013 09:10 AM

    Thanjavur: Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday will inaugurate an airbase here to house squadron of IAFs lethal Su-30 MKI combat aircraft, making it the first fighter squadron in south India that will help maintain vigil over the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will base a squadron...
  • UK fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport; 2 arrested 24-05-2013 09:13 PM

    London: British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. Passengers were leaving the plane and no one was hurt in the incident, a spokesman for the...