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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS in Rajkot.(PTI)

PM Modi shares poem titled ‘The Sun Has Just Risen’ on New Year’s Day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:49 PM IST
The video of the poem titled ‘The Sun Has Just Risen’ features snippets of India’s space programme, Indian Air Force’s jets and Indian Navy’s warships, frontline workers, defence personnel and farmers.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation had earlier planned to build six Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) on the Airbus 330 aircraft for which some facilities were planned to be created in Bengaluru.(File photo: ANI)
The Defence Research and Development Organisation had earlier planned to build six Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) on the Airbus 330 aircraft for which some facilities were planned to be created in Bengaluru.(File photo: ANI)

Six new ‘eyes in the sky’ for IAF to be built by DRDO on Air India planes

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Government sources said that as per the discussions on the AEW&C Block 2 aircraft to be developed by the DRDO under a Rs 10,500 crore project, the six aircraft would be acquired from the Air India fleet and modified to fly with a radar that will give 360-degree surveillance capability to the defence forces.
J-15 fighter aircraft from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea in January 2, 2017.(Reuters file)
J-15 fighter aircraft from China's Liaoning aircraft carrier conduct a drill in an area of South China Sea in January 2, 2017.(Reuters file)

China dispatches warplanes, troops for Pak drill at base close to India border

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The latest edition of the drill will take place in the backdrop of the ongoing India-China border friction along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
The Chief of Air Staff was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John.(Photo: HALHQBLR/ Twitter)
The Chief of Air Staff was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John.(Photo: HALHQBLR/ Twitter)

Air Chief takes sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45 hours and remained airborne for an hour, HAL said in a release.
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)
Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)

Resilience: Nasa, SpaceX send four astronauts to International Space Station aboard Falcon 9

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:42 AM IST
The spacecraft will take an Air Force colonel Mike Hopkins, physicist Shannon Walker, navy commander and rookie astronaut Victor Glover, who is going to be the first Black astronaut to spend a full five to six months aboard the space station along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
PM Modi addresses Air Force personnel at Jaisalmer(ANI Photo)
PM Modi addresses Air Force personnel at Jaisalmer(ANI Photo)

‘Role of Indian soldiers in rescuing people during Covid-19 praiseworthy’: PM Modi to Air Force personnel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 02:19 PM IST
PM Modi is in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer to celebrate Diwali with soldiers. Earlier, addressing Indian Army soldiers at Longewala, he said that entire country is proud of their valour.
The increased retirement age of officers will allow colonels, brigadiers and major generals to serve longer, with jawans and junior commissioned officers from some non-combat branches also getting service extension that will see them retire at the age of 57 instead of around 40 to 52. (PTI photo)
The increased retirement age of officers will allow colonels, brigadiers and major generals to serve longer, with jawans and junior commissioned officers from some non-combat branches also getting service extension that will see them retire at the age of 57 instead of around 40 to 52. (PTI photo)

Proposal to raise retirement age, slash pensions in armed forces

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:09 AM IST
The proposed cuts in pensions range from 25% to 50% of the entitled pension depending on an officer’s length of service at the time of leaving the job.
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.(Reuters file)
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.(Reuters file)

Imran Khan’s minister brags in Parliament, ends up confirming role in terror

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:56 PM IST
“The victory in Pulwama is a victory for the people of Pakistan under the leadership of Imran Khan,” says science and technology minister.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function organised by the Rajput community in Indore announced the inclusion of a chapter on Padmavati in the school syllabus.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function organised by the Rajput community in Indore announced the inclusion of a chapter on Padmavati in the school syllabus.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces memorial for Padmavati ahead of MP assembly bypolls and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The findings appear in the journal Scientific Reports.(Unsplash)
The findings appear in the journal Scientific Reports.(Unsplash)

Study reveals exercise, nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 12:09 AM IST
“The exercise intervention alone improved strength and endurance, mobility and stability, and participants also saw increases in several measures of cognitive function. They had better episodic memory and processed information more efficiently at the end of the 12 weeks.”
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday congratulated the DRDO on the successful test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.(ANI file photo)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday congratulated the DRDO on the successful test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.(ANI file photo)

SANT Missile successfully testfired from Odisha coast

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:06 PM IST
The Missile is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and will have both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capability, the sources informed.
A Chinook helicopter takes off from a helipad in Kedarnath shrine on Saturday, with the debris of Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopter which had met with an accident in 2018.(ANI)
A Chinook helicopter takes off from a helipad in Kedarnath shrine on Saturday, with the debris of Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopter which had met with an accident in 2018.(ANI)

WATCH: Chinook helicopter takes off from Kedarnath with debris of IAF’s MI-17 helicopter

Rudraprayag | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The debris of the MI-19 helicopter will be carried to a nearby airbase. The preparations for lifting the debris has been going on for the last 15 days. Recently, Air Force officers visited Kedarnath Dham and took stock of the damaged helicopter.
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)

5% quota for ex-personnel of armed forces in UP Group C jobs

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:32 PM IST
The reservation will be given horizontally under each category, a state government press statement stated.
The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.(PTI)
The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.(PTI)

Air Force conducts full dress rehearsal ahead of 88th IAF Day

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 02:03 PM IST
The Tejas LCA, Jaguar, Mig-29, Mig-21 and Sukhoi-30 aircraft were part of the rehearsal, besides the newly inducted Rafale fighter jet, an IAF official said.
Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.(PTI)
Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.(PTI)

‘China can’t get the better of India in conflict scenario’: Air force chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:19 PM IST
The IAF chief said there was no question of underestimating the capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) as it had made huge investments in “technology, systems and numbers”.
Representational image of a Mi-17 chopper.(HT Photo)
Representational image of a Mi-17 chopper.(HT Photo)

CAG picks holes in chopper upgrade, flags concerns about navy vessels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:17 AM IST
CAG said the choppers were flying with limited capability, attributing the situation to “poor planning and indecision”
The head count of women in the military adds up to more than 4,000, but combat roles were off limits to them until IAF took the lead in crushing internal resistance to induct them into the fighter stream.
The head count of women in the military adds up to more than 4,000, but combat roles were off limits to them until IAF took the lead in crushing internal resistance to induct them into the fighter stream.

Varanasi’s Shivangi Singh to be first woman to fly Rafale

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Shivangi Singh, who hails from Varanasi, is currently being trained to fly IAF’s newest fighter based in Ambala. She is undergoing conversion training to fly the Rafale jet and will soon join the Ambala-based No. 17 squadron, also known as “Golden Arrows.”
Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter jets of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force(REUTERS)
Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter jets of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force(REUTERS)

China trails US in development of sixth-generation aircraft: Report

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Though lagging behind in the development of aircraft engines, China has produced a variety of new generation fighter aircraft including the stealth fighter, J-20 which is officially stated to be the fourth-generation fighter jet.
Chinese Air Force received flak in social media for using clips from Hollywood movies in the promotional video for the Chinese Air Force. In this file photo, visitors look at a scale model of a Chinese aircraft carrier during an exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army at the military museum in Beijing.(AP)
Chinese Air Force received flak in social media for using clips from Hollywood movies in the promotional video for the Chinese Air Force. In this file photo, visitors look at a scale model of a Chinese aircraft carrier during an exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army at the military museum in Beijing.(AP)

Chinese airforce uses Hollywood film clips in propaganda video

Beijing | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:05 AM IST
With a soaring score and high-altitude action shots, the video shows Chinese airmen launching an attack on an island base, resembling US facilities in Diego Garcia and Guam, then returning from the successful sortie.
The IAF’s current fleet of five Rafale fighters is fully operational and ready to undertake any mission, the officials cited above said. India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
The IAF’s current fleet of five Rafale fighters is fully operational and ready to undertake any mission, the officials cited above said. India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

India, China to hold sixth round of military talks today; IAF Rafales flying in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:02 AM IST
The Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs --- the diplomatic dialogue between the two countries --- involves a representative of the Indian defence ministry.
U.S. President Donald Trump points to the Flight 93 National Memorial wall after he and first lady Melania Trump placed a wreath during a ceremony remembering those killed when hijacked Flight 93 crashed into an open field on September 11, 2001, in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump points to the Flight 93 National Memorial wall after he and first lady Melania Trump placed a wreath during a ceremony remembering those killed when hijacked Flight 93 crashed into an open field on September 11, 2001, in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Donald Trump, First Lady mark 9/11 moment of silence on Air Force 1

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:53 PM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday led the nation in mourning victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack with a moment of silence along with First Lady Melania on Air Force One.
Battle honour day of the 2 Sikh regiment was observed at the 2 Sikh War Memorial at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum here on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Battle honour day of the 2 Sikh regiment was observed at the 2 Sikh War Memorial at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum here on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Battle honour day of 2 Sikh regiment observed at Ludhiana’s Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Senior adviser to the Punjab chief minister Lt Gen TS Shergill laid the wreath on behalf of Captain Amarinder Singh
Gorav Sidhu (A Punjab based model and actor).(Yatan Ahluwalia)
Gorav Sidhu (A Punjab based model and actor).(Yatan Ahluwalia)

Men’s style and grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: Back to the ’80s

Hindustan Times | By Yatan Ahluwalia
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Rewinding back to men’s fashion in the pop era.
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.
While doing asanas, you preserve your breath and conserve your body, says fitness guru Mickey Mehta.

Mickey Mehta’s 10 commandments of wellness

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:00 AM IST
He was 8 when he first began training his body. Today, at 58, fitness guru Mickey Mehta can put to shame fit guys 20 years his junior!
First five Rafale combat aircraft from France arrive at the Air Force Station, in Ambala. The aircraft will be a part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, which was resurrected on Sept 10, 2019.(PTI Photo)
First five Rafale combat aircraft from France arrive at the Air Force Station, in Ambala. The aircraft will be a part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, which was resurrected on Sept 10, 2019.(PTI Photo)

IAF to formally induct Rafale jets on Sept 10

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 04:37 AM IST
Arrival of the jets coincided with the ongoing India-China border tussle
Kangana Ranaut essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.
Kangana Ranaut essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in Tejas.

Kangana Ranaut’s Tejas to take off in December, actor plays air force pilot: ‘Our film celebrates armed forces and its heroes’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut is all set to get back to work with her ambitious project, Tejas, in December. The actor plays an air force pilot in the film.
The government expects Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by 2022. One of the key objectives behind jointness, or jointmanship, is the setting up of theatre commands for the best use of military resources to fight future battles. (Representational photo@IAF_MCC)
The government expects Bipin Rawat to bring about jointness among the three services by 2022. One of the key objectives behind jointness, or jointmanship, is the setting up of theatre commands for the best use of military resources to fight future battles. (Representational photo@IAF_MCC)

India speeds up work on setting up Air Defence Command

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Air defence refers to protecting the military’s assets from aerial threats such as the enemy’s fighter planes and missiles and the new Command --- likely to be headquartered in Allahabad --- will control the air defence resources of all the three services.
In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)
In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India China border in India's Ladakh area.(AP)

Seven active Chinese military air bases under close watch of Indian agencies

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The Chinese PLAAF has upgraded a number of these bases in recent times including the construction of hardened shelters, the extension of runway lengths and deployment of additional manpower to carry out more operations, they said.
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)
The shifting of the 40-acre terminal has been pending for years(HT Photo)

Shifting of Ambala oil terminal gathers pace, truckers protest

Hindustan Times/Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:45 PM IST
Locals have long demanded that the terminal be shifted because of the high population density around it and its proximity to the railway lines and the national highway
Gunjan Saxena poses with actor Janhvi Kapoor.
Gunjan Saxena poses with actor Janhvi Kapoor.

Gunjan Saxena responds to Sreevidya Rajan’s claims of being first female combat pilot: ‘Never flew with her at the same time’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Former Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena has responded to her old colleague Sreevidya Rajan’s claims that she, Gunjan, wasn’t the first female combat pilot, as has been projected.
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