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Curfew in entire Kashmir Valley on Eid, choppers and drones to keep vigil

Curfew in entire Kashmir Valley on Eid, choppers and drones to keep vigil

The Army, which has been asked to be on standby, will step in if there is fresh outbreak of violence in the Valley.

Now, buy or rent a plane online

 Droom, an online marketplace for automobiles, will now let its users buy or sell private planes and choppers on its platform.

Choppers flown to rain-hit districts of Uttarakhand

With the very first spell of monsoon showers damaging nearly half a dozen roads and bridges in Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts, choppers were on Friday flown to the affected areas with a team of senior officials to assess conditions and ensure safety of Chardham pilgrims.

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.

Video clip showing Naxals training to gun down choppers 'probably fake'

Intelligence agencies have described as 'probably fake' a video footage that purportedly shows Naxals conducting a ‘commando-style’ training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Bastar region.

Major forest-fire outside Vizag, IAF choppers deployed

Four IAF helicopters were on Friday pressed into service to extinguish a massive and widespread forest fire that started in the pristine forest areas 30 km east of Visakhapatnam.

Parking charges of chopper to be maintained: Haryana CEO

Accounting of parking charges of choppers during electioneering would be maintained in the ensuing Assembly Elections in Haryana, an EC official said on Wednesday.

AgustaWestland may face probe in UK

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.

IAF deployed 35 choppers for Lok Sabha polls

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.

Army to wait further for 197 choppers

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.

Naxal threat: Choppers to ferry election staff in Chhattisgarh

With Naxal threat looming over the Assembly polls in the state, the Election Commission is planning to use helicopters to ferry electronic voting machines and the polling booth staff to far-flung areas of south Chhattisgarh.

Cyclone Phailin: Choppers evacuate marooned people

With the focus now shifting from disaster mitigation of cyclone to flood relief, the Defence Ministry on Monday said it has pressed four helicopters into service to evacuate the marooned local population as well as to drop relief materials to Phailin hit areas.

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

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 gets two AW 101 choppers, rest ten likely by mid-2013

the Indian Air Force has received the first two of the 12 three-engined AW 101 helicopters.

IAF to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations

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

NSA advice sought on Army-IAF tussle for choppers

Amidst ongoing tussle between the IAF and the Army over control of attack and medium-lift choppers, the Defence Ministry has sought the advice of the National Security Advisor (NSA) to resolve the issue.

‘India to open bids for choppers, tankers shortly’

India will shortly open bids for procuring 15 heavy-lift helicopters, and six air-to-air tankers.

Navy to issue world`s largest chopper tender

The Indian Navy is planning to procure more than 75 choppers at an estimated cost of over USD four billion.

Choppers bring EVMs from remote districts

Election officials in Manipur used helicopters to collect EVMs from 63 polling booths in the remote Ukhrul and Chandel districts.

Coast Guard floats tender for 16 choppers

The Request for Proposal has been sent to three companies - Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Sikorsky.