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IAF helps COVID-19 battle by airlifting oxygen containers, health staff

23 Apr 2021

IAF helps COVID-19 battle by airlifting oxygen containers, health staff

As India faces its worst health crisis in decades, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been pressed into action to facilitate faster transportation of medical oxygen as well as health staffers across the country.

Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

17 Mar 2021

Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) met with an accident on Wednesday morning while taking off for a combat training mission, the force said in a statement today.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

25 Jan 2021

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

18 Jan 2021

This year's R-Day flypast to feature first woman fighter pilot

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the first woman fighter pilot to participate in the Republic Day parade this year on January 26, officials said on Monday.

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

Forest fire in Dzukou Range of Nagaland under control: Officials

02 Jan 2021

Forest fire in Dzukou Range of Nagaland under control: Officials

The forest fire raging in the Dzukou Range in Nagaland has been brought under control with the help of the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters, police, forest department, and local volunteers, the officials said on Saturday.

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

29 Dec 2020

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

Any serious conflict with India is not good for China at the global front, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, said in a statement on Tuesday.

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

26 Dec 2020

'Gunjan Saxena' row: Delhi HC issues summons to Dharma Productions

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl has yet again landed in trouble as the Delhi High Court issued summons to the production company Dharma Productions over a suit filed by the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA).

Anil Kapoor apologizes after IAF objects to 'AK vs AK'

10 Dec 2020

Anil Kapoor apologizes after IAF objects to 'AK vs AK'

On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) objected to some scenes of the forthcoming Netflix film AK vs AK citing an 'inaccurate' portrayal of IAF officers, and the usage of 'inappropriate' language.

'AK vs AK': Indian Air Force demands withdrawal of scenes

09 Dec 2020

'AK vs AK': Indian Air Force demands withdrawal of scenes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday asked the makers of the upcoming Netflix movie AK vs AK to withdraw some scenes from it.

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

19 Nov 2020

J&K: Four suspected Jaish terrorists eliminated, had "big plan"

In what qualifies as a massive win for security forces, four suspected terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed were neutralized this morning in a gun battle on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Nagrota.

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

14 Nov 2020

PM Modi could celebrate Diwali with soldiers in Jaisalmer

Despite the raging coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers — a practice he started in 2014 when he was first elected to the office. As per reports, PM Modi will visit the border area in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer to ring in the festival with the brave men guarding the borders.

Kangana to host her brother's destination wedding in Udaipur

08 Nov 2020

Kangana to host her brother's destination wedding in Udaipur

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut said this morning that she is headed for Udaipur where she is hosting her brother Aksht's wedding.

IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join

06 Nov 2020

IAF's fleet becomes stronger as eight Rafale jets join

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has become stronger than ever, as its fleet now has eight Rafale jets. After the first batch of five jets arrived in July, the second batch of three landed in India on Wednesday.

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

29 Oct 2020

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

A Minister in Pakistan's Imran Khan-led government seemingly admitted to the country's role in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack.

Iron Man balloon triggers fears of alien invasion in UP

18 Oct 2020

Iron Man balloon triggers fears of alien invasion in UP

Fear and anxiety gripped the residents of an Uttar Pradesh town as they witnessed the sight of a strange object flying up in the skies.

Kangana begins training for her action films 'Tejas,' 'Dhaakad'

16 Oct 2020

Kangana begins training for her action films 'Tejas,' 'Dhaakad'

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who recently wrapped up shooting for Thalaivi, has returned to her hometown Manali and begun training for her upcoming action movies.

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

09 Oct 2020

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

With the relationship between China and Pakistan going steadfast, the superpower is learned to be helping the Islamic nation set up missile systems in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reports IE.

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

08 Oct 2020

On IAF Day, Rafale exhibits prowess; Chief addresses Indo-China tensions

On the 88th Indian Air Force Day today, the leading jets showcased their strength at a ceremony in Hindon station, that was attended by IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh.

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

05 Oct 2020

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

Sending a strong message to China, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday that India was well-prepared for airstrikes after the Galwan Valley episode in June.

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

01 Oct 2020

Boeing 777 'Air India One': All you need to know

The first of two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, arrived in Delhi on Thursday.

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

01 Oct 2020

First Air India One for President, PM to arrive today

The first of the two VVIP custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the President, the Vice President, and the Prime Minister, will arrive on Thursday.

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

21 Sep 2020

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

15 Sep 2020

India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the country has now secured a seat at the United Nation's Commission on Status of Women (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

10 Sep 2020

"Jet, set, go": IAF inducts Rafale jets in Rajnath's presence

Five Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force's fleet on Thursday at the Ambala Air Base in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly, weeks after they arrived in India from the European nation.

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

29 Aug 2020

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

28 Aug 2020

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

Today, news in the world of entertainment was about a veteran singer's death, updates on a couple of much-awaited flicks, more goodness by Sonu Sood, and some major developments in the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.

IAF will formally induct Rafale jets on September 10

28 Aug 2020

IAF will formally induct Rafale jets on September 10

More than a month after five Rafale jets landed in India, they will be formally inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF) on September 10 at Haryana's Ambala airbase in presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, multiple reports said.

How was the Pulwama attack planned: Exhaustive details here

26 Aug 2020

How was the Pulwama attack planned: Exhaustive details here

The idea of the Pulwama attack of February 2019 was seeded in April 2018, when Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives crossed over the border from Pakistan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in its 13,500-page charge-sheet filed on Tuesday.

Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

25 Aug 2020

Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

More than a year after India was shaken by a terror attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency will file a charge-sheet at a special NIA court in Jammu today, naming Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the masterminds.

Jaish-ISI meet in Pakistan's Rawalpindi, Indian intelligence on alert

25 Aug 2020

Jaish-ISI meet in Pakistan's Rawalpindi, Indian intelligence on alert

The intelligence wings in India have been placed on high alert after they learned of a meeting between the notorious terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed and Pakistan's spy agency ISI earlier this month, reports TOI.

Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more

18 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more

On Tuesday, news in the world of entertainment was about Kangana Ranaut launching a fresh attack at Karan Johar, a major movie announcement, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

18 Aug 2020

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a biopic on former Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena, of distorting facts and portraying the IAF in a negative light.

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena': IAF writes to Censor Board over negative portrayal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written to film certification body Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), thereby objecting to its alleged negative portrayal in the biographical film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.

'Gunjan Saxena' review: Moving portrayal, but Janhvi fails to impress

13 Aug 2020

'Gunjan Saxena' review: Moving portrayal, but Janhvi fails to impress

Some stories need to be told. There are no two ways about it. The only question is how, or rather, how well.

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

13 Aug 2020

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

The Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, wasn't merely the brainchild of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed but the country's spy agency ISI was also involved in it, the charge-sheet of National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims, as per a report in HT.

Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

10 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

At least 14 people, who were traveling on the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode Airport last Friday, are in critical condition, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday.

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

08 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

07 Aug 2020

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

Nearly 80 tea estate workers are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide was triggered by heavy torrential rains in Kerala on Friday. Five people have reportedly died.