A Nigerian helicopter crashed Monday in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram Islamists, killing two of the three people on board, a statement said, but there was no indication the chopper was shot down by insurgents.
All 15 helicopter passengers and crew survived a close brush with death on Monday when their aircraft crash-landed in woods in the Russian Far East, a rare happy ending for a country prone to aviation disasters.
Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation today aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country.
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif today visited Pakistan`s first ever inland helicopter overhauling facility built in collaboration with a Russian company and witnessed the first batch of overhauled helicopters, army said.
Ukraine`s new Western-backed president said on Tuesday he may revoke his one-week unilateral ceasefire to allow government forces to retaliate for the downing by pro-Russian rebels of an army helicopter that killed nine servicemen.
A Ukrainian helicopter used for carrying Slaviansk was brought down by rebel fire near the town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and nine people were feared dead, a government forces spokesman said.
The NCP today opposed Goa BJP`s demand to sack State Governor B V Wanchoo stating that no action can be initiated against him in the helicopter purchase scam unless CBI comes out with specific findings involving him in the case.
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.