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Sub Lt. Riti Singh and Sub Lt. Kumudini Tyagi, the first women airborne tacticians who will operate from deck of warships, after they passed out of Indian Navy’s Observer Course, at Southern Naval Command, Kochi(PTI Photo)

Women leading from front in armed forces

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:58 AM IST
The entry of women has so far been restricted to fixed-wing aircraft operating from inland bases, he said. In a short-lived experiment, women from the navy’s logistics branch were deployed on warships in the mid-1990s.
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.
Actor Gul Panag is a certified pilot and is married to a commercial pilot Rishi Attari.
Actor Gul Panag is a certified pilot and is married to a commercial pilot Rishi Attari.

Gul Panag on Kozhikode plane crash: A commercial pilot carries a far greater responsibility than a fighter pilot

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Actor Gul Panag, a certified pilot herself, shares that the news of plane crash in Kerala is ‘depressing’, says the investigations should be made ‘public’, ‘whether it is holding people responsible for unwell marked lights on the runway or other stuff’.
These Rafale jets will be armed with Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles, MICA multi-mission air-to-air missiles and Scalp deep-strike cruise missiles(PTI)
These Rafale jets will be armed with Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missiles, MICA multi-mission air-to-air missiles and Scalp deep-strike cruise missiles(PTI)

Missile systems, cold-engine start make multi-role Rafales all the more deadly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 09:32 AM IST
The jet is capable of carrying out a variety of missions — ground and sea attack, air defence and air superiority, reconnaissance and nuclear strike deterrence.
Women are now eligible to compete for command appointments(PTI)
Women are now eligible to compete for command appointments(PTI)

What women can, and cannot do, in the Army, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 08:52 PM IST
The Army has a sharply narrowing pyramid structure and just as an increasingly diminishing proportion of men rise upwards so, too, will be the case with women. Nonetheless, a ceiling has been broken and the sound of shattering glass is discernible
Flying Officer Reddy is a second generation soldier. His father Subedar G Pulla Reddy, is from the Signals Regiment of the Indian Army and is currently serving.(IAF)
Flying Officer Reddy is a second generation soldier. His father Subedar G Pulla Reddy, is from the Signals Regiment of the Indian Army and is currently serving.(IAF)

IAF chief BS Dhanoa gifts his ‘wings’ to new flying officer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa was the Reviewing Officer for the Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy located in Telangana. With Flying Officer Reddy, 151 cadets were awarded the President’s Commission.
Air Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi (retd), 85, was a member of the IAF’s first formation aerobatics team in 1962.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Air Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi (retd), 85, was a member of the IAF’s first formation aerobatics team in 1962.(Keshav Singh/HT)

To fly high in life, prepare well, says retired Air Marshal RS Bedi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Kick the tyres, light the fires, whoever gets airborne first is the leader of the formation. It’s quite similar in life, prepare well and soar to success, says Air Marshal RS Bedi (retd).
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.(ANI)
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.(ANI)

Air Marshal NS Dhillon appointed as new Strategic Forces Command Chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:20 PM IST
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (retd)(HT Photo)
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (retd)(HT Photo)

Words of wisdom: Lead from the front and take the high-risk sortie in your life too

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Awarded the Vir Chakra during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Air Marshal Singh had a distinguished career in the Indian Air Force, which he was set to lead in 1988 but for the political powers that be.
Ali Ahmad (centre), Saksham (right), Abdullah (left) and Krishna (back) – students who did well in their exams.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Ali Ahmad (centre), Saksham (right), Abdullah (left) and Krishna (back) – students who did well in their exams.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

These kids admitted under RTE outshine fellow students of private school in annual exam

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Four students clear Class 1 exams with flying colours, but parents can’t afford uniform and stationery for these kids.
HT Image(ANI)
HT Image(ANI)

Sleep deprived, choked, beaten up: How IAF pilot Abhinandan held off Pak grilling

Hindustan Times | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The official, who is part of a team debriefing Varthaman after he walked back into India across the Wagah border on March 1, said the Wing Commander was deprived of sleep, choked and even beaten up by his captors in Pakistan.
Salman Khurshid’s remarks linking IAF pilot to Congress rule attracted criticism on the social media.(PTI File Photo)
Salman Khurshid’s remarks linking IAF pilot to Congress rule attracted criticism on the social media.(PTI File Photo)

Only spoke the truth, says Salman Khurshid on remark linking IAF pilot Abhinandan to Congress rule

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 10:21 AM IST
After attracting criticism on the social media for taking credit, Salman Khurshid said that he had only stated the truth.
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the first recipient of the ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’ instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.(PTI Photo)
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the first recipient of the ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’ instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.(PTI Photo)

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be awarded with Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar

Nashik | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 03:41 PM IST
The award for the fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was announced in New Delhi by the organisation’s chairperson Manidra Jain, said its Maharashtra chapter convener Paras Lohade here.
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was waiting to cross over to India at the Attari-Wagah border on Pakistan side on Friday.(ANI file photo)
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was waiting to cross over to India at the Attari-Wagah border on Pakistan side on Friday.(ANI file photo)

Even fittest fighter pilots black out during ejection, says retired IAF officer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 10:03 AM IST
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman would have blacked out for a couple of seconds, felt his body being pulled in different directions and heard a few loud bangs while ejecting from his MiG-21 Bison moments before the fighter jet crashed on February 27 after an aerial skirmish, said Anil Chopra.
Growing up in air bases around the country, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman may not have had to look far for role models. His parents fit the bill, said two persons who have known the family for years.(PTI)
Growing up in air bases around the country, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman may not have had to look far for role models. His parents fit the bill, said two persons who have known the family for years.(PTI)

Abhinandan’s role models: Father an IAF hero, mother a doctor in conflict zones

Hindustan Times | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 08:25 AM IST
His mother is a well-known doctor who has served in conflict zones and father an accomplished fighter pilot who was closely involved in the Kargil war and served the Indian Air Force for nearly four decades.
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.((Facebook/Abhinandan Varthaman))
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.((Facebook/Abhinandan Varthaman))

Who is IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.(Facebook | Abhinandan Varthaman)
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.(Facebook | Abhinandan Varthaman)

IAF pilot captured by Pakistan is the son of a retired air marshal

New Delhi/Chennai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose capture by Pakistan ratcheted up tensions between the two countries on Wednesday, has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.
French aircraft Rafale manoeuvres during the inauguration of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 air show at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
French aircraft Rafale manoeuvres during the inauguration of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 air show at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

‘Missing man’ formation marks tribute to IAF pilot Sahil Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Yelahanka | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 09:03 AM IST
A Rafale aircraft of the French air force also made a low pass during the flying display as a mark of respect to Gandhi, who hailed from Haryana’s Hisar. A radio call given by the French pilot announcing this was broadcast over the PA system on the ground.
Kinshuk Vaidya(Dheeraj/Dhawan/HT Photo)
Kinshuk Vaidya(Dheeraj/Dhawan/HT Photo)

Films will happen but right now focused on TV, says Kinshuk Vaidya

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Kinshuk Vaidya, the adorable child artiste from yesteryear’s show Shaka Laka Boom Boom, is relishing his latest stint in the television industry with many new serials coming his way.
First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima of the Japan Air Self Defence Force poses in the cockpit of an F-15J air superiority fighter at Nyutabaru airbase in the outskirts of Miyazaki, Miyazaki prefecture on August 23, 2018.(AFP)
First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima of the Japan Air Self Defence Force poses in the cockpit of an F-15J air superiority fighter at Nyutabaru airbase in the outskirts of Miyazaki, Miyazaki prefecture on August 23, 2018.(AFP)

Inspired by movie Top Gun, Misa Matsushima becomes Japan’s first woman fighter pilot

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 04:44 PM IST
First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday
Meet Kumar(HT Photo)
Meet Kumar(HT Photo)

Pilot killed as MiG 21 fighter jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh and Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur and Jatinder Kaur Tur
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 09:04 AM IST
The fighter aircraft crashed an hour after it had taken off from Pathankot air base on a routine sortie.
A Crackerjack Life is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes.
A Crackerjack Life is a collection of personal stories and anecdotes.

A Crackjacker Life is a collection of crisp stories about life and things that shape it

Hindustan Times | By Medha Shri Dahiya
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 04:27 PM IST
The book looks at the most commonplace things and incidents with a meditative eye, subtly through interesting, entertaining personal stories and accounts.
A view of Supreme Court at Supreme court Lawn in New Delhi, India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A view of Supreme Court at Supreme court Lawn in New Delhi, India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court slams govt over permanent army roles for women

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 11:50 PM IST
The Centre’s appeal against the high court’s judgement is pending before the SC since 2010.
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