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2 Air Force pilots killed in MiG-21 crash near Barmer

    New Delhi: Two fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed late on Thursday evening after their twin-seater MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Barmer in Rajasthan. The trainer aircraft was on a routine night flying sortie and had left from Utarlai air base. The aircraft met with an accident near Barmer at...

Bipin Rawat chopper crash inquiry report likely to be submitted on December 31

New Delhi: The inquiry report on the chopper crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu that killed Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and 13 others, is likely to be submitted to the government on Friday, December 31. A tri-services team led by Air Marshal Manvendra Singh, is probing the crash on December 8 in which...

Varun Singh, Tamil Nadu chopper crash’s sole survivor, succumbs to injuries

Bengaluru: Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force, the lone survivor of the IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, succumbed to his injuries after battling for life for one week. The IAF chopper was carrying Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife and senior Defence personnel to Wellington. Rawat and 12 others...

Leaders pay last respects to CDS Bipin Rawat, other victims of Coonoor helicopter crash

New Delhi: Several leaders and civilians paid their last respects to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhuluka Rawat and other Defence staff members in Delhi. CDS Rawat and 12 others were killed in a helicopter crash in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister...

Tamil Nadu chopper crash: Majority of 14 on board IAF helicopter reported dead

Chennai: A majority of the 14 passengers on board an IAF helicopter that crashed in Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday have died. According to the Tamil Nadu government, eight passengers were confirmed dead, while another report said that 11 bodies had been recovered. Three passengers were rescued and taken to the Wellington cantonment hospital....

Rain fury in Gujarat: Saurashtra on red alert

Gujarat has so far received over 71% of its average annual rainfall Rajkot: The Met department has predicted extremely heavy rain in Gujarat over next three-four days. Saurashtra has been put on red alert, with the administration making all preparations to deal with the situation. Extremely heavy rain is likely in Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar...

IAF brings back 75 people, copies of Guru Granth Sahib from war-ravaged Afghanistan

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday continued with its evacuation operations in war-torn Afghanistan as Hindus and Afghan Sikhs queue up to return to India. The IAF on Monday brought back 75 people from Afghanistan, which included 46 Sikhs and Hindus. Also, the IAF brought back three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib...

IAF brings back 168 people from war-torn Afghanistan

The Indian Air Force on Sunday brought back 168 passengers from war-torn Afghanistan, including 107 Indians. The special repatriation flight took off from Kabul and landed at the Hindon airbase near the national capital today morning. Apart from bringing back Indians stuck in the Taliban-controlled nation, it also brought back two Afghan senators and 24...

IAF aircraft brings back Indian officials from war-torn Afghanistan to Jamnagar

An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul on Tuesday morning with Indian officials landed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar before noon. Over 120 Indian officials, including Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon, have been brought back from the war-torn country on the aircraft to Jamnagar. Notably, two Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft flew into Kabul on...

IAF personnel posted in Jamnagar moves HC challenging termination for not taking COVID vaccine

The Gujarat High Court’s division bench of Justices AJ Desai and AP Thaker has sought a reply from the Indian Air Force (IAF) after one of its personnel posted in Jamnagar challenged the show cause notice for termination issued to him for his unwillingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The court has also directed the...

IAF’s MiG-21 crashes in Punjab’s Moga, pilot killed

An Indian Air Force pilot was killed after a MiG-21 aircraft he was flying crashed in Punjab’s Moga in the wee hours on Friday. The incident took place at around 1 am at Langiana Khurd village of Moga’s Baghapurana when the aircraft was on a routine training sortie. Notably, the body of the pilot was...

COVID-19: IAF airlifts 9 cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai, Singapore

With the COVID-19 pandemic aggravating with each passing day, the demand for medical oxygen has gone up manifold. The government is struggling to ensure the required flow of oxygen to states and the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been pushed to service to augment the supply of medical oxygen. In a positive development, the IAF...