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Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.
Parts of Mi-17 V5 helicopter which crashed near Budgam

IAF probe confirms 27 February Budgam chopper crash was caused by friendly fire

Court of Inquiry finds crash was result of system failure. Two officers — chief operations officer and senior air traffic control officer — found at fault.
Fire fighters douse flames at the site where an MI-17 chopper of the IAF crashed in Budgam

Mi-17 IAF chopper crash in Budgam could be the result of friendly fire

A formal Court of Inquiry is on even as all indications point to friendly fire — a common military occurrence worldwide.
Spate of chopper crashes raises questions on crew safety and training

Spate of chopper crashes raises questions on crew safety and training

Ten service personnel have been killed in four chopper crashes this year, only one of which was an ageing helicopter, the Chetak.

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Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Kominer’s light-switch challenge is the puzzle to solve during the lockdown

The challenge is based on a simple approach — start by thinking small, then try to work your way up to the solution.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.