India Covid-19 infections cross 42,000, govt says cases steadying

The number of coronavirus infections in the country has crossed 42,000 with 2,806 new cases and the death toll is now approaching 1,400 with 58 new deaths. Meanwhile, the US said there was “enormous evidence” that showed Covid-19 came from a Chinese lab. Read More
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India evacuates 76 nationals and 36 foreigners from Wuhan

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III plane evacuated stranded Indians and some foreigners from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, while, an Air India flight repatriated Indian crew and passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess, which is docked at Yokohama. Read More
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IAF pushes for ‘Make in India’ plane projects worth ₹1.5 lakh crore

The Indian Air Force’s pet project for 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium is in the pipeline to get started this year, TOI has reported. Another long-pending “Make in India” plane project worth ₹1.5 lakh crore that involves 114 fighter jets is awaiting the final nod. Read More
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Pilatus scam: Case filed against Bhandari and IAF, MoD officials

The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of the Air Force, defence ministry, businessman Sanjay Bhandari, and Switzerland-based company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd over charges of irregularities and corruption in procurement of 75 basic trainer aircraft in 2009. Read More
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Remains of An-32 crew recovered from crash site in Arunachal

The IAF announced that the mortal remains of 13 crew members of the ill-fated An-32 plane have been recovered from the crash site in Arunachal Pradesh. Read More
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Wreckage of missing IAF An-32 found in Arunachal’s Siang district

The Indian Air Force confirmed that the wreckage of an An-32 aircraft, which went missing with 13 on board, on June 3, has been found in Payum Circle of Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh. The IAF also said efforts to find survivors, if any, were now on. Read More
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IAF commander removed for friendly fire that downed Mi-17

The Indian Air Force removed the air officer commanding of the Srinagar airbase in connection with the crash of a Mi-17 helicopter in Budgam, on February 27, after it came under “friendly fire”, which killed six IAF personnel on board and one civilian on the ground. Read More
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Abhinandan’s squadron gets ‘Falcon Slayer’ patch for F-16 kill

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s No. 51 Squadron of MiG-21 Bisons have received a special “Falcon Slayers” and “AMRAAM Dodgers” patches on their flying overalls to commemorate the February 27 dogfight, in which he shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter. Read More
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IAF jets forces Georgian plane, coming from Pakistan, to land

Indian Air Force fighter jets, on Friday, forced an An-12 cargo aircraft of Georgia, flying from Karachi to Delhi, to land at the Jaipur airport over deviating from route and behaving suspiciously on air. Read More
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Pakistan says India to attack soon, New Delhi rubbishes claim

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that Islamabad has intelligence that India is going to attack his country again after the Indian Air Force carried out a raid on a terror camp in Balakot. He also said India would attack Pakistan “between April 16 and 20”. Read More
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