close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Thar desert

Jaisalmer desert may have been a vast sea during pre-historic era

A number of fossils of vertebrates such as whale, shark teeth, crocodilian teeth and bones of turtle belonging of middle Eocene Age were unearthed from Bandah village in Jaisalmer.

Jul 14, 2018, 09:27 AM IST

Indo-UK military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior' in Thar Desert – Heliborne, anti-terrorists operations the highlights

The first exercise was conducted in 2013 at Belgaum, Karnataka, where as for the second exercise in 2015, an Indian Army contingent had visited the United Kingdom.

Dec 08, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

DNA: Indian Army preparing for Shatrujeet mission in Thar desert

The defence ministry recently released pictures of the Indian Army conducting one of its biggest exercises -- Shatrujeet -- in the Thar desert in Rajasthan, with a focus on sharpening its deep stri

Apr 26, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Firepower of Air Force and skill of warriors fills our hearts with immense pride, says PM Modi

The Thar desert on Friday witnessed a scintillating display of the might of the Indian Air Force with performance by air warriors and over 180 aircraft.

Mar 19, 2016, 04:30 AM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Stunning showcase of IAF's air prowess - Watch

Iron Fist Exercise 2016 in Rajasthan will see the participation of 181 aircraft, 103 of them fighter planes.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: All you need to know

The mammoth exercise in the Thar Desert would witness participation of 181 aircraft.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:37 PM IST

National Tourism Day: Witness the beauty of incredibly gorgeous India

India is endowed with all forms of landscapes.

Mar 16, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Wave of child deaths in Pakistan desert

Nearly 300 children have died this year in desert communities in southern Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday, as poor monsoon rains and livestock diseases have combined to worsen malnutrition.

Nov 19, 2014, 23:42 PM IST

5 things you must do in Jaisalmer

Be mesmerised by the grandeur and splendor of the Jaisalmer fort, eat some bhaang chocolates, visit a ghost town... Rama Sreekant tells you what to do when in the Golden City.

Nov 10, 2014, 09:06 AM IST

Mike Watts, who found oil in Thar desert, to quit Cairn Energy

Dr Mike Watts, the man credited with discovering India's largest onland oil field in Rajasthan, will step down from the board of Cairn Energy plc in mid-May.

Apr 10, 2014, 17:43 PM IST

Sonia lays foundation stone of refinery complex in Rajasthan

UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of Rs 37,230-crore refinery and petrochemical complex here.

Sep 22, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

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.

Feb 23, 2013, 00:27 AM IST

Desert Storm Rally flagged off

Around 280 drivers on Monday started an adventurous six-day journey through tough terrains of Thar desert.

Feb 20, 2012, 13:42 PM IST

10th edition of Desert Storm rally from Feb 20

Close to 300 enthusiasts will compete in the 10th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally, beginning here on February 20.

Feb 17, 2012, 18:24 PM IST

Pakistan rejects Lakshmi Mittal's investment proposal: Report

Pakistani authorities have turned down a proposal by India-origin steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's company ArcelorMittal to invest in a coal project in the Thar desert of Sindh province, a media report said Tuesday.

Dec 06, 2011, 22:23 PM IST