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  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling Islamic State in Kobane 2 days ago

    Washington: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey. Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month in Kobane, which has become a key...
  • IAF fighter jet Su-30MKI crashes near Pune October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village Theoor near Pune on Tuesday evening. Both the pilot and the co-pilot have ejected safely. The plane was on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. It crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately...
  • Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam. Making the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Tehri Adventure...
  • PM Modi pays tribute to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, urging people to visit his memorial. "On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas," the prime...
  • Japan developing first fighter since World War II September 22, 2014

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. It is still...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • Syrian army kills 140 Islamic State fighters August 22, 2014

    Damascus: At least 140 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in an ambush by the Syrian army near an airbase in alRaqqa province, a media report said. The Syrian army ambushed the militants in the vicinity of alTabaqa airbase, which had been under attack by the Sunni...
  • Aziz Qureshi asks people to be grateful to freedom fighters August 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said the country should be grateful to those who laid down their lives for its freedom which earned it the distinction of being the world's largest democracy. "This great day is an occasion for expressing regards and gratitude towards all the known and unknown...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leaderPrabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, BanarsiSingh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • US bombs Islamic state in Iraq, says airstrikes meant to protect their military personnel August 9, 2014

    Baghdada/Arbil: US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". The Pentagon also said that the strikes are meant to protect US military personnel in Irbil. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in...
  • Outrage over Bengal school textbooks labeling freedom fighters as 'terrorists' August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: There is outrage in West Bengal after school text books labelled revolutionary freedom fighters as 'terrorists'. The history textbooks for Class 8 describe the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as 'extremism and terrorism'. Prominent historians have dubbed the move by the West...
  • Freedom fighter Gundappa Murumkar dies August 1, 2014

    Parli: Veteran freedom fighter Gundappa Bhujangappa Murumkar passed away at his residence at a village in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district on Friday morning, family sources said. The 97yearold freedom fighter is survived by four sons, two daughters and grand children. Murumkar died following old agerelated problems at his residence in Jewali...
  • Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border July 29, 2014

    Gaza: A grimfaced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the threeweek conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious crossborder raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four...
  • MH17 tragedy: Who is the real culprit? July 24, 2014

    The MH17 tragedy has several roadblocks in the investigation. The blame game continues with Russia denying any direct involvement in the attack. Instead, Russia continues to suggest a Ukrainian fighter jet responsible for the tragedy. ...
  • Ukraine says proRussia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: ProRussian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters July 6, 2014

    Maiduguri: Nigeria's military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence spokesman MajorGeneral Chris Olukolade added that five soldiers and a senior military officer...
  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia June 29, 2014

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said. BBC quoted the ministry as saying that five Sukhoi Su25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". The deal with Russia "was aimed at increasing...
  • India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander...
  • Shiite fighters make show of force in Baghdad June 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Thousands of fighters loyal to powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr paraded with weapons in the Sadr City area of north Baghdad on Saturday, vowing to fight against a major militant offensive. The offensive, led by Sunni Arab militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group but...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa June 9, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying decklike Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said. Modi is expected to inaugurate the facility on Friday, according to Indian Navy officials. The SBTF at INS Hansa has both...
  • France, Indian Air Force chiefs to take part in 'Garuda5' June 8, 2014

    French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country's Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attach Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive in Jodhpur on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth IndoFrench air exercise 'Garuda5'. The main attraction of the day...
  • Fighter jets escort small plane out of Washington June 8, 2014

    Washington : Authorities say two F16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in Washington, an apparently inadvertent intrusion that prompted evacuations at the US Capitol and surrounding buildings. North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Master Sgt Chuck Marsh says jets escorted the plane to an airport in...
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of whiteminority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Army soldier, freedom fighter dies due to extreme poverty April 29, 2014

    A faded but spotless INA uniform was all he left behind when he died on Tuesday in a hospital, where he was admitted by local people as he could not afford his medical expenses. The 94yearold Ram Milan Sah, a bachelor, was a member of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes: IAF chief Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    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 flying...
  • Women physically not suited for flying fighter planes, says Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha March 12, 2014

    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 March 5, 2014

    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 March 1, 2014

    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, and led...