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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.

IAF fighter aircraft crashes in Punjab due to technical snag

08 May 2020

IAF fighter aircraft crashes in Punjab due to technical snag

In a troublesome piece of news, an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed near Rurki Kalan village in Punjab's Nawanshahr district. The aircraft which went down was a MiG-29.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

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.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

'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.

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

15 Feb 2020

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

31 Dec 2019

General Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as 28th Army Chief

On Tuesday, General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge as the 28th Chief of the Indian Army, succeeding General Bipin Rawat, who has been appointed as the first Chief of Defense Staff.

After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

28 Dec 2019

After 26/11, government rejected IAF's proposal to strike Pakistan: Dhanoa

The Indian Air Force's proposal to strike Pakistan had been rejected by the previous governments twice before, revealed former IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa on Friday.

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.

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.

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.

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

17 Oct 2019

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

With Indo-Pak tensions heightened since the Balakot airstrikes, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a SpiceJet passenger plane over their airspace last month, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

10 Oct 2019

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

Last month, Punjab Police had reported multiple weapon drops in the state conducted by Pakistani-origin drones.

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.

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.

IAF releases promotional video featuring Balakot airstrikes. But why?

04 Oct 2019

IAF releases promotional video featuring Balakot airstrikes. But why?

The Balakot airstrikes, launched as a response to the dastardly Pulwama attack, served its purpose.

"Big mistake" to shoot down our own chopper: IAF Chief

04 Oct 2019

"Big mistake" to shoot down our own chopper: IAF Chief

A day after Balakot airstrikes of February, Pakistani jets attacked army installations. To give a response to them, the Indian Air Force (IAF) pressed a couple of its helicopters to service.

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.

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

02 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

30 Sep 2019

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.

Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

23 Sep 2019

Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

The camp of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Balakot, which was bombed by Indian Air Force jets in February, has started functioning again, Army Chief Bipin Rawat announced on Monday.

Can see a glimpse of Sridevi in Janhvi's eyes: Angad

18 Sep 2019

Can see a glimpse of Sridevi in Janhvi's eyes: Angad

Angad Bedi, who was last seen in Diljit Dosanjh's Soorma, is all set for his next, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which has Janhvi Kapoor playing the titular character.

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

12 Sep 2019

One-day stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers ends in Ladakh

A stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, which started after dawn on Wednesday, has been resolved after high-level talks, reports said on Thursday.

Masood Azhar is unwell, his brother is running Jaish-e-Mohammed: Report

10 Sep 2019

Masood Azhar is unwell, his brother is running Jaish-e-Mohammed: Report

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is unwell and in his absence, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar is running the show, reports TOI.

Janhvi reveals why Sridevi didn't trust her judgment regarding men

10 Sep 2019

Janhvi reveals why Sridevi didn't trust her judgment regarding men

Janhvi Kapoor is one of the most talked-about actresses in Bollywood, courtesy her family background.

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.

Abhinandan Varthaman flies with IAF Chief: Details here

02 Sep 2019

Abhinandan Varthaman flies with IAF Chief: Details here

Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who brought down an F-16 of Pakistan in February, flew with IAF Chief BS Dhanoa from the Pathankot airbase for some 30 minutes on Monday.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman back in cockpit, starts flying MiG-21

22 Aug 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman back in cockpit, starts flying MiG-21

Six months ago, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman sustained grave injuries during an aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani forces.

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

20 Aug 2019

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.

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.

Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred Vir Chakra on Independence Day

14 Aug 2019

Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred Vir Chakra on Independence Day

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who scripted history in February by shooting an F-16 aircraft of Pakistan while flying a MiG-21 Bison, will be awarded the Vir Chakra on Independence Day, Thursday.

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.

Over 50 film titles related to Article 370 scrapping registered

08 Aug 2019

Over 50 film titles related to Article 370 scrapping registered

On August 5, the Centre revoked Article 370, removing special status of J&K, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

Five recent achievements of ISRO that make us proud

30 Jul 2019

Five recent achievements of ISRO that make us proud

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.

Pakistan military spokesperson shares fake video to discredit Balakot strikes

28 Jul 2019

Pakistan military spokesperson shares fake video to discredit Balakot strikes

In February, the Indian Air Force eliminated Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps located in Balakot, Pakistan, by conducting airstrikes.

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

27 Jul 2019

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

The incessant rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra not just threw normal life out of gear, but also spelled insurmountable troubles for the 700 passengers who were aboard the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express.