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  • Feb 21, 2019 16:06

    Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi aircraft, flanked by a Jaguar and an LCA Tejas formed the ‘missing man’ formation (which leaves space for one aircraft) on the inaugural day of Aero India 2019, as a tribute to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who lost his life in a mid-air collision during rehearsals in a Surya Kiran Acrobatics Team aircraft on Tuesday. The show kicked off at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

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  • Feb 21, 2019 09:03
    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 ... read more
  • Feb 19, 2019 23:23
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Saudi Crown Prince at the airport with a warm hug. The Visit is expected to focus on deepening strategic partnership between the two countries and deliver a strong message on terrorism. Ties between India and Saudi Arabia, where millions of Indians are employed as migrant workers, have strengthened since Modi visited Riyadh in 2016 to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with intelligence-gathering on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Hindustan Times)read more
  • Feb 19, 2019 20:56
    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday urged people to shun suspicion on innovators realising the Make In India dream and asked the media to cover such achievements “with gusto and energy.” read more
  • Feb 15, 2019 17:44

    Vehicles set on fire by protestors against the killing of 38 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu. “Three youth were injured in the stone pelting and then the protesters went berserk and damaged around 15 to 20 vehicles. Later, some people from a particular community pelted stones at MES headquarters but the police parties reached in time and again fired teargas shells to disperse them,” said a police source.

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  • Feb 14, 2019 23:20
    India and Sweden have concluded a security protection agreement that will enable both countries to share classified information with each other, the Swedish embassy in New Delhi said on Thursday. read more
  • Feb 11, 2019 07:40
    The Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force will not have funds to pay for platforms and equipment they have agreed to buy (or have actually bought) in the past years in the coming financial year 2019-2020, unless the government allocates more money to... read more
  • Feb 10, 2019 09:33
    More than 40 defence attaches from Indian missions abroad will gather in Bengaluru later this month to take part in Asia’s largest air show, Aero India-2019. read more
  • Feb 12, 2019 14:40
    Correction: An incomplete version of this video, which has now been deleted, was erroneously published earlier. We regret the inconvenience. A popular rap song from Ranveer Singh-starrer upcoming Hindi movie, Gully Boy has made it to the election season with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress using the same “Azadi” lyrics and peppy tunes to rile one another. The two parties posted videos from their official Twitter handles late Friday night one after another asking the voters to “seek azadi” from the other. Watch the full video to know more.read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 22:59
    A fresh political firestorm broke out on Friday over a report that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had conducted parallel talks with the French government over the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale jet fighter deal. read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 19:56
    Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her home turf, she returned the favour in the same measure saying she becomes better if someone picks up a fight with her. read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 14:29
    Nirmala Sitharaman dismissed the new charge by Rahul Gandhi that PM Modi ignored the objections raised by defence ministry officials on Rafale deal. read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 12:19
    Congress President Rahul Gandhi has launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal following a news report claiming that the defence ministry protested “parallel parleys” by the PMO with the French authorities. “It is absolutely black and white that the prime minister himself was carrying a parallel negotiation with the French,” Gandhi said at a press conference in New Delhi. A report published by The Hindu has claimed that “the French side took advantage of parallel parleys by the PMO that weakened Indian team’s position” in negotiating the deal with France.read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 20:10
    Highlights: The Congress president targeted PM Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal. In the latest controversy, the Congress alleged that the defence ministry objected to the PMO’s ‘interference’ in the deal. read more
  • Feb 08, 2019 10:05
    While speaking in the lower house of parliament Lok Sabha Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Congress insults Army, calls the Army Chief a ‘gunda’ but it is Modi who is destroying institutions? Congress leaders create stories that Indian Army is planning a coup but it is Modi who is destroying institutions?”read more