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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.

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.

'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.

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.

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Five biggest Bollywood hits of this year

Bringing to us one of the most controversial movies of recent times, a disappointing Oscars entry, many shoddy biopics, and some silent gems, 2019 was a mixed bag, as far as Bollywood is concerned.

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.

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.

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

08 Nov 2019

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

The Kartarpur Corridor was supposed to give Indian Sikhs easy access to the Gurudwara, situated in Pakistan. But the country is using it to further its propaganda and fan separatist sentiments.

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.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

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.

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.

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.

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

08 Oct 2019

Rajnath Singh reaches France, will receive first Rafale jet

On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh landed in France, where he will receive the first Rafale jet on the behalf of Indian Air Force (IAF). India and France have inked a deal for 36 Rafale jets.

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.

"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.

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

23 Sep 2019

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

It seems time is not in Pakistan's favor and the country could soon land in its worst-ever crisis. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog of terror financing, might downgrade Pakistan from its greylist and put it on the blacklist.

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.

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria to take over as IAF Chief

19 Sep 2019

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria to take over as IAF Chief

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as the next Chief of Air Staff, the principal spokesperson of the Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

05 Aug 2019

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.

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.

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!