India on Thursday rushed experts and an Air Force transport plane with equipment to Nepal to remove a Turkish Airliner that skidded off the runway here yesterday, forcing closure of the country's only international airport for two days, stranding thousands of passengers.
India`s air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can`t produce what the military needs in a timely manner.
For the first time in the history of India's Republic Day, women empowerment in the armed forces was showcased as an all-women contingent from the three forces- Army, Air Force and Navy- marched down the majestic Rajpath.
A man was on Thursday arrested for allegedly extorting money posing as an Indian Revenue Services officer also maps, photographs and video of army training camps have been recovered from him, police said.
Centre on Thursday rejected allegations that NDRF, Army and Air Force carried out "selective rescue" operations in the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir saying these forces were helping whomsoever possible.
Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the situation in the state as ' very serious' on Wednesday even as over 50,000 people have been rescued by the Indian Army in the worst floods that the state has seen in the last six decades.
About four lakh people were still stranded and desperate for help on Tuesday in flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley where heavy rains have eased to help scale up the massive multi-agency rescue and relief efforts in which over 47,000 people have been safely evacuated.