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.

Bihar leaders begin helicopter campaign

Politicians in Bihar Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the April-May Lok Sabha election by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state.

Over a dozen helicopters deployed in Uttarakhand, HP rescue ops

More than a dozen helicopters have been deployed in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for relief and rescue operations.

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: IAF deployed five rescue choppers

The IAF deployed five helicopters to evacuate casualties of the naxal attack on a Congress party function in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.

After incursion, China`s helicopters violate Indian airspace

As the intruding Chinese soldiers refuse to budge from their occupied position in Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh, two Chinese military helicopters have violated Indian airspace at Chumar, several hundred kms southeast of Leh.

IAF displays precision fire power capabilities, manoeuvres

Frontline fighter jets, helicopters and transport aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday displayed their operational and precision fire power capabilities during a day-night exercise in a range in Thar desert in Rajasthan.

Augusta Westland deal: Govt pursuing allegations of bribery

Government is pursuing the allegations of bribery in a deal to procure VVIP helicopters from Augusta Westland, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said.

NASA’s future spacecrafts may be able to land like helicopters

NASA scientists have designed and tested a new rotor landing system in an attempt to enable spacecrafts to land like helicopters.

Chopper deal: Brigadier under scanner for USD 5 mn bribe demand

A Brigadier is under the scanner for allegedly demanding bribe of USD five million from an Italian company in a helicopter deal.

Armed group burns three helicopters in Peru

The guerrilla group torched the helicopters after it was forced to scrap plans to ambush a police patrol, reports said.