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  • IAF AN32 crashlands in Chandigarh, passengers safe 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: An Indian Air Force AN32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed at the Chandigarh airport on Saturday evening, airport sources said. The aircraft caught fire as it crashlanded but the blaze was doused by fire tenders inside the airport premises. A few people on board the aircraft suffered...
  • J&K floods: IAF chopper proves saviour for 5yearold girl 6 days ago

    Jammu: For fiveyearold Saira Bilal who sustained critical head injury when her family was shifting from their flooded house to safety in Anantnag town of South Kashmir last week, an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper came as a "true saviour". "It was a helicopter (of IAF) that became a true saviour...
  • Snapshot: IAF Chief oversees rescue, relief operations in floodhit J&K 6 days ago

    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visited the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and carried out aerial recce of both north and south Kashmir. ...
  • Snapshot: Indian Air Force at work in floodhit Jammu & Kashmir 1 week ago

    As weather conditions remain favourable in the floodhit Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Air Force personnel work daynight to rescue affected people and provide them relief. ...
  • Snapshot: IAF rescue and relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir September 13, 2014

    As Jammu and Kashmir grapples with the worst flooding in the last 50 years, the Indian Air Force and other state apparatuses have been relentlessly trying to evacuate and rescue those trapped, amid flaring tempers and hostility from the locals. ...
  • Snapshot: Army spearheads relief and rescue operations in floodhit J&K September 12, 2014

    It is almost ten days since flash floods triggered by heavy rains have beem wreaking havoc in Jammu and Kashmir. With many of the areas inaccessible and out of reach, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel have been trying hard to rescue each of the stranded person and bring relief...
  • J&K floods: Army IAF, NDRF working day and night, rescue operations underway September 12, 2014

    With a week passed, many areas of flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir are still under the water. NDRF, Army and Air Force are working day and night to evacuate stranded people from various areas. ...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • IOC airlifts aviation fuel to Srinagar to aid flood relief September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Army stepped up rescue operations in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. Indian Army has swarmed jets, choppers and boats to rescue more than 82,000 people so far after...
  • J&K floods: Wing Commander Abhijit Bali swam 20 km to rescue his family, neighbours September 11, 2014

    Srinagar: The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy the heroes of rescue operations are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are...
  • J&K floods: IAF deploys world's biggest chopper MI26 for rescue operations September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: 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...
  • J&K floods: IAF, ARMY, NDRF the unsung heroes of rescue operations September 10, 2014

    79 transport aircraft and helicopters of Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Corp have been pressed into service. Army has deployed 329 columns of its personnel for rescue and relief operations, in which 244 columns deployed in Srinagar region and 85 columns in Jammu region. 135 Army bauts and 148...
  • J&K floods: Situation still grim in Srinagar, rescue operations are in full swing September 10, 2014

    As the armed forces stepped up rescue operations in beleaguered Jammu and Kashmir, IAF rescue personnel outlined the grim situation in the state stating that Srinagar continues to be in a bad state with water levels still quite high. 90 sorties and 13 helicopters have been flown into Srinagar to...
  • J&K floods: Rescue work in full swing as 47,000 people evacuated September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as the weather cleared up and flood waters starting to recede, rescue work has gained momentum in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with more than 47,000 people shifted to safer areas. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs are still stranded as the state is battling...
  • J&K: Massive rescue operations underway; IAF airlifts stranded September 9, 2014

    More than 42,000 people have been evacuated in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed worst floods in six decades. Nearly 200 hundred people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains since September 2. ...
  • J&K floods: Over 47,000 people evacuated, lakhs still stranded September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: More than 47,000 people have been evacuated in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir which has witnessed its worst floods in six decades. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs have been stranded in the floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains since September 2. The...
  • Snapshot: IAF continues to rescue people stranded in floodhit areas of J&K September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs are still stranded in the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir in six decades. With rescue operations in full swing, more than 23,000 people have been rescued by Army, Indian Air Force, NDRF and state force. A IAF press release say...
  • J&K witnesses worst floods in 6 decades; 23,000 people rescued, 200 dead September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Nearly 200 people have lost their lives and lakhs are still stranded in the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir in six decades. With rescue operations in full swing, more than 23,000 people have been rescued by Army, Indian Air Force, NDRF and state force. Even though Jammu has returned...
  • J&K floods: Rescue operations stepped up as waters start receding September 8, 2014

    As waters finally start receding, rescue operations are now making more headway than earlier, rescuing more number of people. Telephone and road connectivity is on its way to getting restored. ...
  • J&K floods: Will continue rescue work till all victims are pulled out, says Army September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continues to be critical and all efforts are being made to pull out all victims from this situation. Even though Jammu region is back to normalcy, the situation remains critical in Kashmir. Addressing the media, Lieutenant General DS Hooda of GOC 16...
  • J&K floods: No more rains for 35 days, predicts Met September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In some good news for relief and rescue operations in floodhit Jammu & Kashmir, the Meteorological department has ruled out heavy rainfall in the next three to five days in the state. "This happened due to convergence between western disturbance and low pressure area over Bay of Bengal. Since...
  • 20,000 rescued from floodhit areas of Jammu & Kashmir, says Army September 8, 2014

    Srinagar: With massive relief and rescue operations underway, as many as 20,000 people have been rescued so far from floodhit areas of Jammu and Kashmir, said Army on Monday. Pumping up the morale of security personnel, Army chief Dalbir Singh said, "Indian Army will not move back to the barracks till...
  • IAF airlifts 180 jawans from floodhit border posts in J&K September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Air Force on Sunday airlifted 180 jawans who were posted at various border area posts along floodaffected IndoPak border in Jammu sector. A total of over 180 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various border area posts along IndoPak border in Jammu sector today, Air Officer Commanding (AoC),...
  • Narendra Modi will visit floodhit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday: PMO September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit floodhit Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to take stock of the situation, said the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday. The visit comes a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh returned from his visit to the state, which has witnessed its worst floods...
  • IAF ready to tackle any terror threat: ACM Arun Raha on al Qaeda video September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for any eventuality and can tackle terror threats, says the Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. The top IAF officer made the statement a day after al Qaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri released a video announcing the plans to establish a terror wing in...
  • IAF to commemorate 50 years of IndoPak War September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IAF has lined up several programmes to commemorate its role in the 1965 war with Pakistan. "The IAF is commemorating 50 years of 1965 IndoPak War by organising various events like seminars, photo exhibition and homage to martyrs. The contribution of our air veterans...
  • 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...
  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "In order to meet the emergent situation due to inordinate delay in...
  • 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 chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed July 25, 2014

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...