Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicIAF chopper crash

Topic: IAF chopper crash

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.

‘Sudden cloud cover’ led to CDS chopper crash, says probe, rules out tech error or sabotage

The tri-service probe looked into multiple aspects of the crash including examining the helicopter structure, Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder.

2021 a bloody year for military aviation: CDS among 22 dead in 11 crashes, 5 involving MiG-21s

Total number of crashes this year is more than twice that in 2020. But defence sources say this is ‘within expected levels’ when measured against the total flying hours.

Aashna Lidder back on Twitter days after troll attacks, says took time off to be with family

Class 12 student Aashna Lidder was trolled on social media for alleged old posts with political references, days after her father's death in the 8 December IAF crash.

Pakistan-based social media accounts, bots spread conspiracy theories on CDS Rawat’s death

UK tech firm has found that aim of disinformation campaign, which blamed Tamil insurgents, Nagaland militia groups and even China, was to claim there was a plot to kill Gen. Rawat.

Group Captain Varun Singh, lone survivor of IAF chopper crash, succumbs to injuries

IAF's Varun Singh was a decorated air warrior and was the lone survivor of the crash in which CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 personnel were killed.

Modi leads tributes to Gen. Bipin Rawat & others killed in crash as bodies arrive in Delhi

Only 3 of 13 bodies identified so far — those of Gen. Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and Brig. L.S. Lidder. Gen. Rawat's funeral will take place with full military honours Friday.

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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.