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IAF choppers, Army control forest fire in Tirumala

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:41

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:15

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:57

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 13:38

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up after three days even as most of the personnel engaged in clearing debris and cremating bodies at Kedarnath were withdrawn with the state government deciding to replace them with a new team.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 rescue 200 stranded pilgrims

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 16:59

With a slight improvement in the weather today, two IAF choppers ferried about 200 stranded pilgrims from the high altitude Kedarnath shrine to Fata helipad in Rudraprayag district.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 22:52

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 to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10:00

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

IAF choppers to be withdrawn from UN missions from November

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010, 15:25

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 20:19

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.

IAF choppers try to rescue tourists, bad weather hampers op

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 19:00

Two IAF helicopters were on Thursday pressed into service to rescue nine persons including a senior West Bengal government official stranded due a blizzard at a tourist spot in Rudraprayag.

Forces, IAF choppers ensured violence-free poll in Gadchiroli

Last Updated: Friday, October 16, 2009, 15:35

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.