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VVIP choppers: IAF to upgrade medium-lift Mi-17s

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:54

Following the cancellation of a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in the wake of bribery allegations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will modify a few of its Mi series of medium-lift machines - the Mi-17 V5 - to fill in, but "only as an interim measure".

AgustaWestland may face probe in UK

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 17:51

Embattled Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland may face a probe in the UK over its 480 million pounds scandal-hit deal with India for the supply of 12 VVIP choppers.

India raises Russian decision to sell Mi-35 choppers to Pakistan; talks trade

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 22:15

India raised the issue of Russia`s decision to sell Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan during talks between visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O. Rogozin and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

IAF deployed 35 choppers for Lok Sabha polls

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:41

The Indian Air Force deployed 35 choppers and ferried over 4,850 passengers across the country, including in Maoist and terrorist-infested areas in Chhatisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, for the Lok Sabha elections.

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.

Odisha seeks 25 CPMF companies, three choppers for polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 23:33

In the wake of an ambush by Maoists in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Odisha Chief Electoral Officer, on Tuesday sought an extra 25 companies of para-military force and three helicopters for free and fair elections in Naxalite-hit areas.

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.

Anti-Naxal ops: BSF to get two new choppers

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 16:10

The BSF air wing will get two new advanced military helicopters by this year-end for aiding security forces in anti-Naxal operations.

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.

Fund cut may result in postponement of Defence Minister`s key purchases

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:38

Defence Ministry faced cut of Rs 7,800 crore in modernisation funds which may result in postponement of key military purchases such as attack choppers and mid-air refuelling tankers, officials said.

Army to wait further for 197 choppers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 22:27

The Army will have to wait further for 197 helicopters as the Defence Ministry has extended till June 30 the contractual validity of two bids received for the Rs 5,000 crore tender amid allegations of bribery attempt.

Examining issue of blacklisting AgustaWestland: Antony

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 16:05

After scrapping AgustaWestland`s Rs 3,600 crore deal for supplying VVIP choppers, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it will take a decision on the issue of blacklisting the firm after consultations with the Law Ministry and CBI.