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Uttarakhand forest fires show signs of abating

Forest fires raging through large parts of Uttarakhand began showing signs of abating as two IAF choppers and over 10,000 personnel continued firefighting operations for the second day on Monday.

IAF choppers dump water to douse forest fires; Centre sends probe team to Uttarakhand

IAF choppers dump water to douse forest fires; Centre sends probe team to Uttarakhand

Three Mi 17 choppers of the IAF on Sunday dumped loads of water on forest fires raging for days in Nainital and Pauri districts in Uttarakhand.

IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha

The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people.

IAF choppers, Army control forest fire in Tirumala

A joint operation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army have managed to control a huge fire in Seshachalam forest near Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh.

IAF choppers to provide air support during Lok Sabha polls

At least ten helicopters of the Indian Air Force will be pressed into service for swift movement of security personnel in each phase of upcoming general elections.

IAF choppers deployed to douse Nagaland forest fire

The IAF has deployed two of its helicopters equipped with large-size buckets to douse widespread fire in forests of Mount Japfu in Nagaland raging since January 31.

Relief operations resume in Uttarakhand as skies clear up

Relief operations resumed in disaster-hit Uttarakhand on Tuesday as the weather cleared up after three days even as most of the personnel engaged in clearing debris and cremating bodies at Kedarnath were withdrawn with the state government deciding to replace them with a new team.

IAF choppers to be withdrawn from UN missions from November

With an aim of augmenting logistical support for paramilitary forces in the anti-Naxal operations, Indian Air Force will start withdrawing its 20 helicopters from the UN peace-keeping missions from November.

Govt working for `withdrawal` of IAF choppers on UN duty

The Ministry of External
Affairs is working with the Defence Ministry and the UN
authorities for "phased withdrawal" of India Air Force
helicopters engaged in peacekeeping operations.

Forces, IAF choppers ensured violence-free poll in Gadchiroli

Heavy deployment of paramilitary forces assisted by four Indian Air Force helicopters helped the administration and police to conduct violence-free polling in Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district, officials said.