US Defence Secretary may visit India in May to sign major deal

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is likely to visit India next month when the two sides are expected to ink the nearly USD 2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

DNA: BSF inducts two MI-17 V5 choppers into its air wing

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday inducted two advanced MI-17 V5 choppers into its Air Wing to boost its surveillance and operational capabilities.

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US defends arms deal with Pakistan

The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sell attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations.

US approves USD 952 million sale of helicopters, missiles to Pak

The US State Department has approved sale of USD 952 million worth of attack helicopters, missiles and other defence equipment to Pakistan to help Islamabad with its counter-terrorism operations in South Asia.

Top Indian firms vie for Naval helicopter order

 Several top Indian companies including TATA, Mahindra and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group are vying for the nearly USD 1.5 billion Naval Utility Helicopters Programme under the 'Make in India' initiative.

Video clip shows Naxals training to gun down choppers

Raipur: A rare video footage of Maoists purportedly showing the rebels conducting a 'commando-style' training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Bastar region, has been recovered by police.

Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as tension simmers

 The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster forces, a Philippine navy officer said on Wednesday.

Armed forces to acquire 440 helicopters: Arun Jaitley

Armed forces need to acquire 440 helicopters and most of them would be bought from Indian companies, including state-run HAL, to enhance capacity building, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said.

IAF rescues six seriously injured ITBP personnel from LAC

In a swift operation, three helicopters of the 'Siachen Pioneers', a unit of the Indian Air Force, flew in just metres away from the border with China amidst rough weather conditions and rescued six seriously injured ITBP personnel involved in an accident.

Forces dropping bombs from chopper, claims maoists misinformation campaign

 

New Delhi: The Maoists have launched a misinformation campaign against the security forces saying bombs were being airdropped from helicopters at Naxal hideouts, a charge vehemently denied by the Home Ministry.

J&K floods: Angry locals attack, pelt stones on NDRF jawans during relief operations

An NDRF jawan on Saturday was attacked by angry locals here while few other personnel of the force were pelted stones as they were rendering relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas.

Elaborate security arrangement by EC for polls in Jangalmahal

Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangement for the Jangalmahal area during the fourth phase of polls on May 7 in West Bengal with deployment of central forces, helicopters, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and anti-landmine device, officials said today.

Iraqi helicopters hit jihadist convoy in Syria: Ministry

Iraqi army helicopters attacked a jihadist convoy inside eastern Syria on Sunday as it tried to approach the border, killing eight people, an interior ministry spokesman said.

DGCA to keep an eye on air charter firms flying politicians

With the DGCA cracking the whip on air charter firms flouting safety norms, the companies busy flying politicians for poll campaign would now report to the aviation regulator on operational issues once every week from tomorrow.

Syria helicopters carry out raids on Lebanon border

Syrian military helicopters launched three raids on areas inside Lebanon near the border town of Arsal on Wednesday morning, witnesses and Lebanon`s official news agency said.

Bihar leaders begin helicopter campaign

Politicians in Bihar Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the April-May Lok Sabha election by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state.

Over a dozen helicopters deployed in Uttarakhand, HP rescue ops

More than a dozen helicopters have been deployed in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for relief and rescue operations.

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: IAF deployed five rescue choppers

The IAF deployed five helicopters to evacuate casualties of the naxal attack on a Congress party function in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.

After incursion, China`s helicopters violate Indian airspace

As the intruding Chinese soldiers refuse to budge from their occupied position in Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh, two Chinese military helicopters have violated Indian airspace at Chumar, several hundred kms southeast of Leh.

IAF displays precision fire power capabilities, manoeuvres

Frontline fighter jets, helicopters and transport aircraft of Indian Air Force on Friday displayed their operational and precision fire power capabilities during a day-night exercise in a range in Thar desert in Rajasthan.