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Indian Air Force helicopter drops 15000 litres of water to put out fire on burning ship

The rescue operation was carried out in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Sunderbans.

Jun 19, 2018, 10:19 AM IST

Gujarat Floods: IAF choppers deployed for rescue ops

Having been severely handicapped due to extreme weather conditions for most of the day on Monday, the India Air Force (IAF) used a window of opportunity on Tuesday with slightly better weather conditions and launched 04 MI-17V5 helicopters for flood rescue and relief operations in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Jul 25, 2017, 14:00 PM IST

Three bodies recovered from IAF chopper crash site

The helicopter had taken off Tuesday from Pilputu helipad near Sagalee in Papum Pare district, around 30 km from the Arunachal Pradesh capital.

Jul 06, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

Mutilated bodies found near chopper crash site in Arunachal, IAF uncertain

IAF officials in New Delhi said it was not certain if it was of the helicopter that went missing on Tuesday while engaged in flood evacuation.

Jul 06, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Crashed IAF chopper's debris, bodies of 2 crew members located

The team could not retrieve the bodies as the crash site is located in a deep gorge at the confluence of a waterfall and the Nyorch river. The third body is yet to be traced. 

Jul 05, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

Search on for missing IAF chopper in Arunachal Pradesh

The Advanced Light Helicopter of the IAF engaged in flood rescue mission in the state went missing on Tuesday at 3.50 pm.

Jul 05, 2017, 10:21 AM IST

IAF chopper with three onboard goes missing in Arunachal Pradesh

The IAF ALH chopper with three crew members was deployed for lifting people stranded due to road blockage between Sagalee & Itanagar.

Jul 04, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

IAF chopper damaged while landing in Chhattisgarh

A helicopter of the Indian Air Force was damaged on Wednesday while landing in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, but the two crew and five CRPF personnel had a providential escape, the police said.

Apr 27, 2017, 00:59 AM IST

IAF chopper makes emergency landing in Mumbai city

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopter on Wednesday made an emergency landing in the congested central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Oct 21, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

Choppers not rushed as landing area in Sukma not sanitised: IAF

 The IAF on Tuesday said it could not swiftly deploy helicopters yesterday to the area where Maoists attacked a CRPF team in Chattisgarh killing 14 personnel since there was no clarity that the landing spot in the dense forests was sanitised.

Dec 02, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

Naxals hit IAF chopper in Chhattisgarh, ambush CRPF patrol party

 Naxals today ambushed a patrol party and hit an air force helicopter which was evacuating security personnel after a gunbattle in the dense jungles of Sukma in Chhattisgarh, injuring six CRPF personnel and an IAF commando.

Nov 21, 2014, 21:45 PM IST

IAF chopper rescues 203 people from remote areas of Kishtwar

An IAF helicopter unit on Wednesday rescued more than 200 people trapped in remote areas of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir for the last two days.

Jan 29, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

IAF chopper makes emergency landing

An Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maktanpar town near Wankaner taluka of Morbi district Monday due to a technical snag, officials from the force said.

Sep 30, 2013, 21:19 PM IST

IAF chopper rescues injured Bhutan Army jawans

Five Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) personnel who were critically injured in a blast have been rescued by Indian Air Force (IAF), officials said here Wednesday.

Sep 04, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

PM shocked at deaths in helicopter crash during relief ops

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed shock at the loss of lives in a helicopter crash during relief operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand.

Jun 25, 2013, 20:43 PM IST

IAF chopper on rescue mission crashes in Uttarakhand, 20 killed

A rescue chopper of the Indian Air Force is reported to have been missing in the Kedar Valley of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2013, 18:29 PM IST

Chhattisgarh chopper attack: IAF asked to submit detailed report

The IAF has been asked to submit a detailed report about the incident in Chhattisgarh where Naxals forced its chopper to land in thick forests.

Jan 23, 2013, 21:47 PM IST

IAF chopper flown back to Jagdalpur after repairs

IAF helicopter, which was attacked by Maoists in Chhattisgarh while it was on a casualty evacuation mission, was flown back to Jagdalpur.

Jan 23, 2013, 00:19 AM IST

IAF chopper attacked by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, crew safe

An Indian Air Force helicopter had to make an emergency landing at a forested location in Chhattisgarh Friday evening after Maoist rebels opened fire on it, police said. The crew, one of whom was injured, safely reached a nearby paramilitary camp.

Jan 18, 2013, 19:09 PM IST

IAF chopper makes emergency landing in Jharkhand

An Indian Air Force chopper carrying security personnel made an emergency landing at Chiyanchi aerodrum at Medininagar in Jharkhand`s Palamu district.

Jun 04, 2012, 16:40 PM IST