Friday, 28 January, 2022
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‘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.

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.

Tejas not part of 75 aircraft in Republic Day flypast this year, Tangail formation included

Tangail formation will have a Dakota & two Dornier flying in Vic formation as a tribute to the Tangail airdrop operations of 1971 War. Rafale will also be displayed at the parade.

A Pakistani daughter on getting to know IAF MiG pilot who shot down her father’s F-104 in 1971

Every year we celebrate 1965 but 1971 broke our hearts, our spirits, says Lesley Ann Middlecoat, daughter of Wing Commander Mervyn Leslie Middlecoat of PAF.

Tourist video shows CDS Rawat’s chopper was flying at low altitude, disappeared into thick fog

Defence minister Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha that the chopper lost contact with ATC at Sulur Air Base seven minutes before it was expected to land.

Black box of ill-fated IAF chopper retrieved, will provide data on events that led to tragedy

Gen Bipin Rawat, the country's first CDS, his wife and 11 others were killed when the Mi-17VH helicopter they were travelling in crashed, leaving only one survivor.

Why aircraft accidents happen – Coonoor crash inquiry will have impact on IAF’s VVIP ops

The Swiss cheese model can explain Coonoor helicopter crash in which Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other personnel died.

‘Entirely baseless’ — Pakistan rejects Indian stand of Abhinandan Varthaman downing F-16 jet

The comments come after Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was conferred with the Vir Chakra Monday for displaying an 'exceptional sense of duty' during the dogfight with Pakistan.

Indian Air Force contingent to participate in Dubai Air Show

An aircraft contingent of IAF, including its Sarang and Suryakiran aerobatics team, will participate in the Dubai Air Show that will be held from 14-18 November, a official said.

DRDO, IAF conduct two successful flight tests of indigenous anti-airfield weapon

Defence ministry said two different configurations of the weapon based on satellite navigation and electro-optical sensors have been successfully tested.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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.
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