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US Air Force general warns against Chinese push to recruit pilot trainers

One of the most public cases has been that of Daniel Duggan, a former US military pilot who was accused of helping train Chinese military pilots.

In June, the US restricted exports to entities it said recruited US pilots to train Chinese personnel. (AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 04:36 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Russia removes air force chief after mutiny-related disappearance

UKRAINE-CRISIS-RUSSIA-SUROVIKIN:Russia removes 'General Armageddon' as air force chief after mutiny-related disappearance

Colonel General Sergei Surovikin, Commander of the Russian forces in Syria, (AP)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 07:33 PM IST
Reuters |

IAF’s C-295 MW transport aircraft warehouse facility opens in U.P.’s Prayagraj

The facility was inaugurated by Air Cmde Angshuk Pal, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) in the presence of functionaries of the depot and representatives of Airbus Defence and Space

IAF officials with Airbus representatives at AFS Manauri in Prayagraj. (Courtesy IAF)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 10:56 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

AI-Controlled drone turns on operator in shocking simulated test

The shocking incident at a London summit where an AI-licensed drone turned against its human operator during a simulated test.

Air Force Colonel Tucker
Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:31 AM IST

China simulated strikes against 'key targets on Taiwan': Report

Chinese state media said the air force deployed dozens of aircraft to "fly into the target airspace", and ground forces carried out drills.

Chinese maritime law enforcement fleet led by a patrol and rescue vessel Haixun 06 patrols during a joint patrol operation in Taiwan straits.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 09, 2023 11:00 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Video: Moment when Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Kochi

One person was injured when an Indian Coast Guard helicopter crashed just after takeoff from its enclave at the Cochin International Airport Limited, but the "presence of mind" of the pilot saved the lives of three persons onboard.

All the three crew members onboard the chopper were safe with one of them received minor injuries.(Twitter/ ANI)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Who is Air Marshal AP Singh, the new Vice Chief of IAF?

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, and National Defence College, Singh has been a Flight Commander and Commanding Officer of a MiG 27 squadron and Air Officer Commanding of an air base.

Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of IAF.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Varun Singh, sole survivor of IAF chopper crash, succumbs to injuries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Captain Singh, saying, “... I am extremely anguished by his passing away. His rich service to the nation will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family and friends.”

Group Captain Varun Singh, the sole survivor of the IAF chopper crash, passed away on Wednesday. He was awarded the Shaurya Chakra on this year’s Independence Day for saving his LCA Tejas fighter aircraft during an aerial emergency in 2020. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the foundation stone laying ceremony of AIIMS in Rajkot.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

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

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.

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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 03:03 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

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.

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)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 08:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Air Chief takes sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45 hours and remained airborne for an hour, HAL said in a release.

The Chief of Air Staff was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John.(Photo: HALHQBLR/ Twitter)
Published on Nov 20, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.

Astronauts (L-R) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi aboard Falcon 9 spacecraft.(@NASA/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

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

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.

PM Modi addresses Air Force personnel at Jaisalmer(ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Proposal to raise retirement age, slash pensions in armed forces

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.

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)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

“The victory in Pulwama is a victory for the people of Pakistan under the leadership of Imran Khan,” says science and technology minister.

Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14, 2019.(Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

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

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

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)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Study reveals exercise, nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

“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 findings appear in the journal Scientific Reports.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

SANT Missile successfully testfired from Odisha coast

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.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday congratulated the DRDO on the successful test-firing of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.(ANI file photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2020 08:06 PM IST
New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma

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

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.

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)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 07:17 PM IST
Rudraprayag | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

The reservation will be given horizontally under each category, a state government press statement stated.

File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

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

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.

The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.(PTI)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 02:03 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

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

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”.

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

CAG said the choppers were flying with limited capability, attributing the situation to “poor planning and indecision”

Representational image of a Mi-17 chopper.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

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.”

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.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh

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

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.

Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter jets of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 23, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

Chinese airforce uses Hollywood film clips in propaganda video

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.

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)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Beijing | ByAgencies

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

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.

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 <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>59,000 crore in September 2016.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

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

Senior adviser to the Punjab chief minister Lt Gen TS Shergill laid the wreath on behalf of Captain Amarinder Singh

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)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 11:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana
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