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Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

12 May 2020

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

Kangana to lose 20 kilos in two months. Here's why

05 Mar 2020

Kangana to lose 20 kilos in two months. Here's why

When she takes up a role, Kangana Ranaut leaves no stone unturned to get into the skin of the character.

Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft

19 Feb 2020

Inside Air Force One, US President Donald Trump's official aircraft

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit India on February 24 and 25.

'Angrezi Medium' and 'Gunjan Saxena' get new release dates

17 Feb 2020

'Angrezi Medium' and 'Gunjan Saxena' get new release dates

Filmmaker Karan Johar and producer Dinesh Vijan have mutually decided to shift the release dates of their films, Angrezi Medium, Gunjan Saxena, and Roohi Afzana, to avoid a potential box-office clash.

'Tejas': Kangana Ranaut's first look as IAF pilot out

17 Feb 2020

'Tejas': Kangana Ranaut's first look as IAF pilot out

Kangana Ranaut's first look from her forthcoming film Tejas is out.

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

26 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: PM Modi pays tribute at War Memorial

As the celebrations for India's 71st Republic Day kick-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers at the National War Memorial.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

03 Jan 2020

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

01 Jan 2020

New Army Chief says India-China border needs more attention

A day after taking over as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane said that India needs to pay more attention to the China front and enhance capabilities along the Northern border.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

27 Dec 2019

IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned: Revisiting the legacy of the fighter jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday bid adieu to the MiG-27 fighter aircraft as the jet's squadron took its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

13 Dec 2019

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in collaboration with T-Series' Bhushan Kumar, will be producing a film based on the Balakot airstrike, that was carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) earlier this year.

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

14 Nov 2019

No merit: SC dismisses plea seeking review on Rafale verdict

In what qualifies as a win for BJP-led Centre, the Supreme Court refused to change its December 2018 order, in which it had dismissed pleas seeking an investigation into how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France's Dassault Aviation.

IAF pilot marries lover; in-laws thrash his father, force-feed excreta

21 Oct 2019

IAF pilot marries lover; in-laws thrash his father, force-feed excreta

In a horrid crime, the father of an Indian Air Force pilot was thrashed, fed human excreta and was urinated on by the relatives of his daughter-in-law in Khursipar, Chhattisgarh.

Janhvi cooks biryani for Ishaan, Shahid and Mira: Details here

14 Oct 2019

Janhvi cooks biryani for Ishaan, Shahid and Mira: Details here

It was certainly a special Sunday afternoon for new kids on the block, Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, as they joined Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput for a Sunday brunch.

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

11 Oct 2019

It's faith: Rajnath defends performing Shastra Pooja on Rafale jet

When Defense Minister Rajnath Singh went to France this week to officially receive the first Rafale jet, he perhaps didn't expect that he would be criticized by many back home for performing pooja on the high-tech jet.

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

08 Oct 2019

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

India's hero, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, took to the skies on Tuesday, the 87th Air Force Day, as he led a formation of MiG-21 Bison over Hindon airbase.

Abhinandan's 51 Squadron to get citation for downing Pakistan's F-16

06 Oct 2019

Abhinandan's 51 Squadron to get citation for downing Pakistan's F-16

The Chief of Indian Air Force, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, will award a unit citation to 51 Squadron, to which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman belonged.

Jaish terrorists in Delhi, airports in North India on alert

03 Oct 2019

Jaish terrorists in Delhi, airports in North India on alert

In an alarming piece of news, four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists have reportedly entered Delhi to carry out a terror attack. A red alert was sounded late on Wednesday after security agencies received this information.

8 Apache attack choppers inducted into IAF at Pathankot airbase

03 Sep 2019

8 Apache attack choppers inducted into IAF at Pathankot airbase

The Indian Air Force inducted eight Apache helicopters today at the Pathankot Air Force Station in Punjab.

Janhvi sends birthday wishes to real "Kargil girl" Gunjan Saxena

31 Aug 2019

Janhvi sends birthday wishes to real "Kargil girl" Gunjan Saxena

It is retired Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena's birthday today, and Janhvi Kapoor, who will be portraying her in her biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, decided to make it more special.

First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

25 Aug 2019

First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.

Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

15 Aug 2019

Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

Pakistan has decided to award its pilot who brought down an Indian Air Force jet during February's aerial combat.

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

15 Aug 2019

Will Bipin Rawat be India's first Chief of Defense Staff?

From the rampart of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on India's 73rd Independence Day that the nation will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) for better coordination between all three legs of forces- Army, Air Force, and Navy.

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

15 Aug 2019

Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.

#HappyBirthdaySridevi: Janhvi pens an emotional note, says "I love you"

13 Aug 2019

#HappyBirthdaySridevi: Janhvi pens an emotional note, says "I love you"

It's veteran actress Sridevi's 56th birth anniversary today, and daughter Janhvi Kapoor penned a heartfelt note dedicated to her late mother.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

Failing to become pilot, Bihar man turns Tata-Nano into helicopter

08 Aug 2019

Failing to become pilot, Bihar man turns Tata-Nano into helicopter

People react to failure in varied ways- while some give up, others fight back.

Maharashtra: Ulhas river bridge collapses, IMD issues red-alert in state

28 Jul 2019

Maharashtra: Ulhas river bridge collapses, IMD issues red-alert in state

In the early hours of Sunday, a part of a bridge on the Ulhas river linking Murbad to Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district got washed away amid heavy rainfall in the region.

This game by IAF lets you fly their helicopters, planes

25 Jul 2019

This game by IAF lets you fly their helicopters, planes

Gaming lovers, rejoice!

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

17 Jul 2019

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

Assam battered due to floods, found no respite on Tuesday with the death toll reaching 20. The number of people who have been affected by incessant rains touched 52 lakh, while only 1.5 lakh have been taken to relief centers.

8 lakh plan to 'storm Area 51' to see aliens

15 Jul 2019

8 lakh plan to 'storm Area 51' to see aliens

Call it a mystery, or a hoax, the top-secret US military base "Area 51" has fueled many "alien" stories for decades.

Janhvi looks like Sridevi's carbon copy in this latest picture

09 Jul 2019

Janhvi looks like Sridevi's carbon copy in this latest picture

Janhvi Kapoor is often said to be a replica of her mother Sridevi.

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

08 Jul 2019

IAF to finalize Rs. 1.5L crore 'Make in India' projects

The Indian Air Force is now inching towards finalizing two long-pending 'Make in India' projects under which, it will acquire 170 aircraft.

After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

07 Jul 2019

After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based terror organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have reportedly shifted their cadres to Afghanistan following the Indian Air Force's airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot.

20 years of Kargil war: IAF recreates Tiger Hill operation

24 Jun 2019

20 years of Kargil war: IAF recreates Tiger Hill operation

20 years ago, the valiant Indian forces fought Pakistanis to reclaim our territories which were captured. Yes, we are talking about the 1999 Kargil War, which once again proved the valor of Indian officers.

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

12 Jun 2019

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.

Lonavala: 19-year-old Navy sailor found dead, suicide suspected

06 Jun 2019

Lonavala: 19-year-old Navy sailor found dead, suicide suspected

In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old trainee sailor allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday. He was posted at INS Shivaji, the Indian Navy's base near Lonavala in Maharashtra.

Flight Lt Mohana Singh first woman to fly Hawk jet

31 May 2019

Flight Lt Mohana Singh first woman to fly Hawk jet

Three years after making history by being among the first women to be commissioned into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron, Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh adds another achievement to her list of 'firsts.'

Why is MD of Raymond fighting with his 80-year-old father

28 May 2019

Why is MD of Raymond fighting with his 80-year-old father

Recently, in the ongoing family feud between Raymond group Chairman Gautam Hari Singhania and his father, former Chairman Emeritus Dr. Vijaypat Singhania, the latter has registered a complaint of theft and criminal trespass against his son with the Worli police.