Deal for supply of 48 Mi-17 choppers to India likely by year end: Russian official

Designed to transport cargo inside the cabin and on an external sling, the Mi-17V-5 is considered to be one of the world's most advanced military transport helicopters.


Jul 30, 2017, 12:25 PM IST

Philippines deploys top commandoes, attack helicopters to retake city from Islamist rebels

Helicopters circled the city, peppering Maute positions with machine gun fire to try to force them from a bridge vital to retaking Marawi.

May 25, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
DEA discusses indigenous manufacture of fighter jets, choppers

DEA discusses indigenous manufacture of fighter jets, choppers

Defence Ministry sources said the DAC, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, made "forward movement" towards finalising the 'strategic partnership (SP) model', covering "substantial ground".

May 15, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
India to buy 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, over 200 fighter jets in next 10 years: Report

India to buy 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, over 200 fighter jets in next 10 years: Report

In order to ramp up its military preparedness, India will spend a massive $223 billion or Rs 15 lakh core over the next decade to acquire weapon systems, as per a media report.

Aug 23, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

Delhi: Security tightened ahead of Republic Day

Security has been tightened around India Gate ahead of Republic Day. Three - four airborne helicopters have also been inducted to keep vigilance over the entire event.

Jan 25, 2016, 20:02 PM IST

DNA: In a first, Delhi Police use helicopters for controlling traffic

Traffic Police on Friday used a helicopter to monitor and control the traffic in the wake of immersion of Durga idols at different areas across the city.

Oct 24, 2015, 10:55 AM IST

Durga Puja immersions: Delhi Police monitors traffic using choppers

The Delhi Police monitored traffic on the eve of Durga Puja using helicopter. This is the first time in India, when police forces used helicopter to monitor the crowd movement.

Oct 23, 2015, 21:32 PM IST
NGO moves green tribunal against chopper services in Kedarnath

NGO moves green tribunal against chopper services in Kedarnath

Voicing concern over the looming threat to the flora and fauna due to operation of helicopters in the eco-sensitive zone at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, an NGO has approached the National Green Tribunal seeking closure of such services.

Aug 23, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Pawan Hans to acquire two seaplanes, 20 choppers

State-run Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) plans to acquire two seaplanes and 20 helicopters in the current fiscal as part of its expansion plans, the company said on Friday.

May 01, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

US Defence Secretary may visit India in May to sign major deal

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is likely to visit India next month when the two sides are expected to ink the nearly USD 2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

DNA: BSF inducts two MI-17 V5 choppers into its air wing

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday inducted two advanced MI-17 V5 choppers into its Air Wing to boost its surveillance and operational capabilities.

Apr 09, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

US defends arms deal with Pakistan

The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sell attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations.

Apr 09, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

US approves USD 952 million sale of helicopters, missiles to Pak

The US State Department has approved sale of USD 952 million worth of attack helicopters, missiles and other defence equipment to Pakistan to help Islamabad with its counter-terrorism operations in South Asia.

Apr 07, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

Top Indian firms vie for Naval helicopter order

 Several top Indian companies including TATA, Mahindra and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group are vying for the nearly USD 1.5 billion Naval Utility Helicopters Programme under the 'Make in India' initiative.

Mar 18, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

Video clip shows Naxals training to gun down choppers

Raipur: A rare video footage of Maoists purportedly showing the rebels conducting a 'commando-style' training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Bastar region, has been recovered by police.

Jan 09, 2015, 13:10 PM IST

Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as tension simmers

 The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster forces, a Philippine navy officer said on Wednesday.

Dec 17, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Armed forces to acquire 440 helicopters: Arun Jaitley

Armed forces need to acquire 440 helicopters and most of them would be bought from Indian companies, including state-run HAL, to enhance capacity building, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Nov 09, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

IAF rescues six seriously injured ITBP personnel from LAC

In a swift operation, three helicopters of the 'Siachen Pioneers', a unit of the Indian Air Force, flew in just metres away from the border with China amidst rough weather conditions and rescued six seriously injured ITBP personnel involved in an accident.

Oct 17, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

J&K floods: Angry locals attack, pelt stones on NDRF jawans during relief operations

An NDRF jawan on Saturday was attacked by angry locals here while few other personnel of the force were pelted stones as they were rendering relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas.

Sep 13, 2014, 20:27 PM IST