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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Forces dropping bombs from chopper, claims maoists misinformation campaign

 

New Delhi: The Maoists have launched a misinformation campaign against the security forces saying bombs were being airdropped from helicopters at Naxal hideouts, a charge vehemently denied by the Home Ministry.

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.

Elaborate security arrangement by EC for polls in Jangalmahal

Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangement for the Jangalmahal area during the fourth phase of polls on May 7 in West Bengal with deployment of central forces, helicopters, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and anti-landmine device, officials said today.

Iraqi helicopters hit jihadist convoy in Syria: Ministry

Iraqi army helicopters attacked a jihadist convoy inside eastern Syria on Sunday as it tried to approach the border, killing eight people, an interior ministry spokesman said.

DGCA to keep an eye on air charter firms flying politicians

With the DGCA cracking the whip on air charter firms flouting safety norms, the companies busy flying politicians for poll campaign would now report to the aviation regulator on operational issues once every week from tomorrow.

Syria helicopters carry out raids on Lebanon border

Syrian military helicopters launched three raids on areas inside Lebanon near the border town of Arsal on Wednesday morning, witnesses and Lebanon`s official news agency said.