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India discusses purchase of 12 used Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft from Qatar

Qatar is offering the 12 Mirage-2000-5 aircraft for about ₹5,000 crore, but India is keen to get the aircraft for flying operations at a more reasonable price

A Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft taking off (PTI)
Published on Jun 22, 2024 04:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Abhyjith K. Ashokan

No survivors found after plane that led to fighter jet scramble crashes in US

The plane turned around over New York’s Long Island and flew a straight path down over D.C. before it crashed over mountainous terrain in Virginia.

Flight tracking sites showed the jet suffered a rapid spiraling descent, dropping at one point at a rate of more than 30,000 feet per minute before crashing. (Representational Image)(AFP)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 10:27 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

3 civilians killed as IAF MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan

Three women were killed after a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet crashed into a house near Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh on Monday morning, officials said.

Local residents gather at the site of the IAF's MiG-21 fighter aircraft crash in Rajasthan on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on May 09, 2023 04:57 AM IST
By, Jaipur

IAF’s MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan, 3 civilians dead; pilot ejects safely

The deceased have been identified as two women, while a man was also injured, according to initial reports

The MIG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. (AP File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Myanmar military airstrikes in Sagaing region, 100 people feared dead

A witness told AP that a fighter jet dropped bombs directly into a crowd of people who were gathering at 8 a.m. for the opening of a local office.

Initial reports put the death toll at around 50, but later tallies reported by independent media raised it to about 100. (AP)
Published on Apr 11, 2023 08:26 PM IST
AP |

China sends over 20 fighter jets to Taiwan after US' $619m arms sale agreement

Some 17 J-10 and four J-16 fighter jets were detected in the southwestern part of the island’s air-defense identification zone in the 24 hours to early Thursday, the Defense Ministry in Taipei said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Representational image. (AP)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 03:23 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Taiwan launches rescue operation for missing F-16V fighter

Missing F-16V fighter plane in Taiwan: The jet disappeared around half an hour after taking off for a routine training flight from a base in the southern city of Chiayi, the air force said in a statement.

The F-16V is an upgraded and much more sophisticated version of the island's other F-16 fighters which date back to the 1990s. In picture - 12 F-16V fighter jets perform an elephant walk during an annual New Year's drill in Chiayi, Taiwan.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 04:28 PM IST
AFP |

As UAE waits for US F-35s, Russia pitches new warplane in Dubai

It was the first time the Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate, unveiled in July, had been shown outside Russia, and according to the Russian state news agency it was visited by an Emirati delegation.

A Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate prototype warplane during the Dubai Airshow, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (REUTERS/Imad Creidi)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chinese state media admits military deployment along India border

Bombers, armoured vehicles, heavy artillery, special forces and infantry units have been deployed in border areas, say reports in state-run media.

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers seen near Mukhpari peak on September 7.(PTI)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Amid China border tension, IAF chief stresses on need to build capacity swiftly

In his closing address at a conference of the IAF’s top brass, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said it was critical to recognise the nature of emerging threats in a rapidly changing world.

The three-day conference, which ended on Friday, saw top commanders hold a series of discussions on “operational preparedness and strategies for countering security threats,” the IAF said in a statement.(Pic: Style Photo service.)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

‘MAKING HISTORY’: US Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

Madeline Swegle’s milestone comes more than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner in 1974 became the first woman to fly a tactical fighter jet, according to news outlets.

Kingsville: In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, student Naval aviator Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron (VT) 21 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, stands by a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Kingsville | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Forces express gratitude to India’s Covid warriors

Army bands performed outside Covid-19 hospitals and sailors on-board India’s largest warship, INS Vikramaditya, formed a human chain on the aircraft carrier’s flight deck to pay tribute to the corona warriors.

The navy’s Chetak helicopter showers flowers at the staff of Asvini Hospital in Colaba on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
Updated on May 04, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Forces to honour Covid-19 front-line workers today

The plan, announced by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday, involves several activities, such as illuminating warships and band performances outside coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hospitals across the country.

The fighter jets featuring in the fly-past, or what the IAF is calling an “aerial salute,” over Delhi-NCR, will be the Sukhoi-30s, MiG-29s and Jaguars.(PTI (Representative Image))
Updated on May 03, 2020 01:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un makes first appearance in nearly three weeks: Report

Kim attended the event on Friday in Sunchon, near the capital Pyongyang, after nearly three weeks of swirling rumours that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or possibly dead.

People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP)
Updated on May 02, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

Lit up warships, fly-pasts to honour Covid-19 warriors

Bipin Rawat said the Indian Air Force’s fighter jets and transport planes will carry out fly-pasts across the length and breadth of the country, from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch.

The military’s plan to honour front-line workers on May 3 was finalised at a meeting chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, a government official said. (Photo Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Turkey fighter jet downs Syrian warplane over Idlib: Monitor

The Syrian state news agency SANA said the Syrian warplane was ‘targeted’, and this is the third such downing in the past three days.

A displaced Syrian woman collects belongings from a school that was reportedly targeted in a regime forces' air strike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.(AFP)
Published on Mar 03, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Beirut | ByPress Trust of India

Working on Rs 38,000-crore deal to sell 83 jets to IAF, says HAL chief

The deal was earlier expected to be worth around Rs 50,000 crore but it had turned out to cheaper as the air force had reduced its requirements for spares and support facilities for the fighter jets, said the HAL chief.

The IAF plans to buy 83 LCA Mk-1A jets, taking the total number of Tejas variants ordered to 123.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 02:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Abide With Me to feature at Beating Retreat ceremony

Reports, including in this newspaper suggested that the government was considering dropping the melancholic Christian hymn, a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi. The army did not comment on these reports at the time.

A view of an illuminated Parliament House during the full dress rehearsal ahead of Republic Day at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Rafale, the fighter jet that will be a game changer for India: 10 points

The induction of the controversial Rafale fighter aircraft will be a “game changer” for India in regional politics of South Asia, as far as its neighbours are concerned, defence experts have reiterated.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in France today.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

IAF to begin fresh hunt for mid-air refuelling aircraft

The IAF currently operates a fleet of six Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tankers that are plagued by maintenance problems and more refuellers are required to stay prepared to counter China in the eastern sector.

The Indian Air Force is (IAF) preparing to begin a fresh hunt for new-generation mid-air refuelling planes to extend the reach of its fighter jets(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 04:16 PM IST
New Delhi | By

Fighter jets zoom in skies, missiles on China roads in prep for National Day

Some advanced weapons will make their debut in the military parade, the scale of which is scheduled to be greater than the ones commemorating the 50th and 60th founding anniversary of the PRC, as well as the V-Day military parade in 2015, Cai Zhijun, deputy head of the office of the leading group for the military parade, said earlier.

New weaponry are set to be unveiled at the October 1 military parade in China(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Indian Air Force taps all sources for new fighters jets

After the Rafale contract was curtailed from 126 to 36, the IAF had once again hit the global market for procuring 114 jets.

As the companies contest to get the Indian order, they have made several offers to sweeten the deals.(REUTERS FILE Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 11:21 AM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

China ‘will not sit idly’ if US sells F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan

Beijing has repeatedly said it will levy sanctions against U.S. companies linked to a planned $8 billion sale and demanded Washington cancel it immediately.

China “will not sit idly by” if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan. (Representataive Image)(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Beijing | ByAssociated Press

IAF’s woman fighter controller during aerial dogfight scripts history with medal

She is the first woman in the India’s military history to be awarded the YSM, a medal that recognises distinguished service of a high order during war, conflict or hostilities. YSM is not a gallantry award.

Sources said Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal told Wing Commander Abinandan Varthaman to turn back at the right moment but the pilot did not get the message as Pakistan had jammed the communication system.(PTI image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Woman fighter controller who helped intercept Pak’s air attack gets medal

Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal was part of a team of seven fighter controllers on duty on February 27 morning and controlled the Indian Air Force’s interception package launched to stop Pakistan’s fighter jets.

Sources said Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal told Wing Commander Abinandan Varthaman to turn back at the right moment but the pilot did not get the message as Pakistan had jammed the communication system.(PTI image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 09:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defence minister’s aircraft: Report

Reports said a Spanish F-18 jet based in Lithuania had tried to approach Shoigu’s plane, prompting one of two Russian SU-27 fighter jets accompanying him to see it off.

Shoigu had flown to Kaliningrad to attend a ceremony marking the start of construction of a new military academy.(Reuters FILE)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Moscow | ByReuters

IAF may induct first Rafale fighter in 3rd week of September

While the formal induction will happen in September, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India only next April-May. All 36 fighter planes will arrive by September 2022, a small step on the long road towards building a stronger air force.

While the formal induction will happen in September, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India only next April-May. All 36 fighter planes will arrive by September 2022, a small step on the long road towards building a stronger air force.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 08:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Rejected India’s plea to open airspace: Pakistan

Pakistan closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

Pakistan has turned down India’s request to lift restrictions on the use of its airspace until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward Indian Air Force bases close to the Indian-Pakistan border, said (WHO).(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Defence allocation same as interim budget, customs waiver for imports

The armed forces will have to prioritise their purchases for optimal utilisation of the available resources, said a senior army official who did not want to be named.

The budget includes a capital outlay of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,08,248 crore for buying new weapons and systems at a time when the military plans to upgrade its capabilities with new fighter jets, submarines, artillery and other weapons.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 11:05 PM IST
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Saved lives’: IAF praises Jaguar pilot who dropped practice bombs after bird hit

The IAF has released a 48-second video of the bird hit and the pilot’s maneuvre that it said, saved the fighter jet and lives of many civilians living in the area near the airfield at Ambala.

The IAF has released a video of its Jaguar fighter jet flying into a flock of birds. The IAF pilot jettisoned two fuel drop tanks and Carrier Bomb Light Stores pods to be able to safely land the aircraft and save lives. (Photo ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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