Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday made it clear that the IAF Chief`s planned visit to China has not been called off amid indications that the schedule is now expected to be reworked.
The 53rd annual conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine here will be inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne on August nine.
This will be the Air Chief`s first visit in this capacity to MC in Nagpur.
The conference will be held at Vayusena Nagar here.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday described as baseless allegations that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was involved in the $750 million VVIP chopper deal.
BJP leader Murli Monohar Joshi said if UPA government wanted upcoming session of Parliament to function, it should accept demand for probe in totality into alleged kickbacks in VVIP helicopter deal.
BJP on Saturday asked the government to come clean on the internal inquiry initiated by it in the VVIP chopper deal and alleged the involvement of a "big political leader" in the scam.
Former Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi has denied knowing family of Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi in investigations in Italy into payment of kickbacks of Rs 362 for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to India.
IAF Chief Air Marshal NAK Browne Monday inaugurated the medium-lift helicopter complex for the new squadron of its latest Mi-17 V5 helicopters at Phalodi airbase near the Indo-Pak border here.
Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne is on a four-day visit to France where he will visit the squadron of Rafale fighter jets.
NCC cadets would soon get
exposure to flying as the IAF is procuring 75 microlight gliders to train them for aviation-related activities.
Air Chief Marshal PV Naik virtually ruling out a possible threat perception from China as of now.
The Indian Air Force will
complete flight test evaluation for the medium multi-role
combat aircraft (MMRCA) by April next year, Air Chief Marshal
Pradeep Naik said.
India is keen to conduct joint
exercise with China, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik on Tuesday said
amid growing tensions between the two neighbours over the
visit of the Dalai Lama to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
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