Major forest-fire outside Vizag, IAF choppers deployed

Four IAF helicopters were on Friday pressed into service to extinguish a massive and widespread forest fire that started in the pristine forest areas 30 km east of Visakhapatnam.

Parking charges of chopper to be maintained: Haryana CEO

Accounting of parking charges of choppers during electioneering would be maintained in the ensuing Assembly Elections in Haryana, an EC official said on Wednesday.

AgustaWestland may face probe in UK

Embattled Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland may face a probe in the UK over its 480 million pounds scandal-hit deal with India for the supply of 12 VVIP choppers.

IAF deployed 35 choppers for Lok Sabha polls

The Indian Air Force deployed 35 choppers and ferried over 4,850 passengers across the country, including in Maoist and terrorist-infested areas in Chhatisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, for the Lok Sabha elections.

Army to wait further for 197 choppers

The Army will have to wait further for 197 helicopters as the Defence Ministry has extended till June 30 the contractual validity of two bids received for the Rs 5,000 crore tender amid allegations of bribery attempt.

Naxal threat: Choppers to ferry election staff in Chhattisgarh

With Naxal threat looming over the Assembly polls in the state, the Election Commission is planning to use helicopters to ferry electronic voting machines and the polling booth staff to far-flung areas of south Chhattisgarh.

Cyclone Phailin: Choppers evacuate marooned people

With the focus now shifting from disaster mitigation of cyclone to flood relief, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it has pressed four helicopters into service to evacuate the marooned local population as well as to drop relief materials to Phailin hit areas.

I can vouch for former IAF chief`s integrity: Raju

HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju, who was minister of state for Defence when the deal for procuring 12 choppers from Italian firm Finmeccanica was signed in 2010 said he can "vouch for the integrity" of former IAF chief SP Tyagi.

IAF gets two AW 101 choppers, rest ten likely by mid-2013

the Indian Air Force has received the first two of the 12 three-engined AW 101 helicopters.

IAF to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations

Troops stationed at the Siachen Glacier can look forward to better resource mobilisation as the Indian Air Force is procuring 12 new light helicopters.

NSA advice sought on Army-IAF tussle for choppers

Amidst ongoing tussle between the IAF and the Army over control of attack and medium-lift choppers, the Defence Ministry has sought the advice of the National Security Advisor (NSA) to resolve the issue.

‘India to open bids for choppers, tankers shortly’

India will shortly open bids for procuring 15 heavy-lift helicopters, and six air-to-air tankers.

Navy to issue world`s largest chopper tender

The Indian Navy is planning to procure more than 75 choppers at an estimated cost of over USD four billion.

Choppers bring EVMs from remote districts

Election officials in Manipur used helicopters to collect EVMs from 63 polling booths in the remote Ukhrul and Chandel districts.

Coast Guard floats tender for 16 choppers

The Request for Proposal has been sent to three companies - Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Sikorsky.

Tender to buy 197 light choppers hits roadblock

The tender to procure these 197 choppers has been marred by delays earlier also as the winter trials were held almost six months after schedule.

Indian Navy looking for latest choppers

The Indian Navy is actively looking out for military helicopters which can succeed its present fleet of Seaking and Kamov helicopters.

`Orissa flouted rules in hiring choppers`

The state spent more than Rs 12 crore between March 1, 2005 and June 10, 2011 in hiring helicopters or chartered flights.

Some Naxal-hit states to hire choppers: Govt

The government on Tuesday said it has
permitted some naxal-affected states to hire helicopters for
supporting security forces involved in anti-Maoist operations.

British military officials using choppers as taxis

The news of lavish perks enjoyed by the top military brass has outraged critics.