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Tangail and Meghna formations: How Republic Day parade will honour the 1971 war
India

Tangail and Meghna formations: How Republic Day parade will honour the 1971 war

The upcoming Republic Day parade will commemorate some glorious moments, including the Meghna operation and Tangail airdrop of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan. The historic events will be paid homage to through a flying formation by the Indian Air Force during the military flypast at the Republic Day celebration

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Ebadot Hossain's journey from a volleyball player to a national cricket hero
First Cricket News

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Ebadot Hossain's journey from a volleyball player to a national cricket hero

Ebadot's figures for the tourists in New Zealand's second innings were six for 46, winning him the man-of-the-match honours and signalling his development as a cricketer had entered a new phase.

Uttarakhand avalanche: Bodies of four naval personnel found; officer, porter still missing
India

Uttarakhand avalanche: Bodies of four naval personnel found; officer, porter still missing

The bodies were spotted lying scattered near Mount Trishul during a search operation conducted with the help of a helicopter

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces shoot down explosive-laden drone in Kanachak area
India

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces shoot down explosive-laden drone in Kanachak area

As per the Jammu and Kashmir Police, approximately 5 kilograms of explosives have been recovered from the drone.

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'
India

CDS Bipin Rawat labels air force as support arm; IAF chief disagrees, says 'huge role to play in battle'

Rawat's comments about the IAF's role were in reply to a question about a growing perception that the Indian Air Force was not keen on setting up the proposed theatre commands

COVID-19 second wave: Time for armed forces to rise to occasion, says General Bipin Rawat
India

COVID-19 second wave: Time for armed forces to rise to occasion, says General Bipin Rawat

To speed up the distribution of medical oxygen in treating COVID-19 patients, the Indian Air Force has airlifted empty oxygen tankers and containers to various filling stations across India

Beating Retreat 2021: Ceremony to mark end of Republic Day celebrations, will feature new composition Swarnim Vijay
India

Beating Retreat 2021: Ceremony to mark end of Republic Day celebrations, will feature new composition Swarnim Vijay

Fifteen military bands and an equal number of pipes and drums from regimental centres and battalions will be participating in the ceremony

From 'peculiar work conditions' to 'may cause instability', why Centre wants SC to keep adultery a crime in armed forces
India

From 'peculiar work conditions' to 'may cause instability', why Centre wants SC to keep adultery a crime in armed forces

In the Indian Army, for instance, adultery is described using the military euphemism 'stealing the affection of a brother officer’s wife'. The case is similar in the Air Force and the Navy too

With Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor finally takes the flight she has longed for
Entertainment

With Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Janhvi Kapoor finally takes the flight she has longed for

Like Gunjan Saxena, Janhvi Kapoor has had battles to fight of her own. But she has combated the allegations of nepotism with quiet, dignified determination.

Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa
India

Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa

Dhanoa said the Dassault Rafale, with its electronic warfare suite and manoeuvrability, will be able to use the mountainous terrain in Tibet to its advantage

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet
India

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet

The IAF chief and top commanders will have forward deployments in eastern Ladakh and operationalisation of the Rafale jets on the agenda

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC
World

Ladakh faceoff: India, China corps commanders hold second round of talks for nearly 11 hours, review situation along LAC

India on Monday strongly raised with China the "premediated" attack on Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley and demanded immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, during the second round of Lt General-level talks

Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery
science

Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery

The Air Force has two reusable space planes and each mission has been progressively longer than the last.

Resident of Sindh province becomes first Hindu pilot to be inducted into Pakistan Air Force, says local news outlet
World

Resident of Sindh province becomes first Hindu pilot to be inducted into Pakistan Air Force, says local news outlet

In a first for Pakistan, a Hindu has been selected as a pilot in the country's air force. The youth, Rahul Dev, has been recruited as a General Duty (GD) pilot officer

Bipin Rawat puts third aircraft carrier on backburner citing costs; a look at how absence of the behemoth will impact Indian Navy
India

Bipin Rawat puts third aircraft carrier on backburner citing costs; a look at how absence of the behemoth will impact Indian Navy

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Monday reignited an age-old debate over the domination of aircraft carriers over submarines and vice versa by indicating that the Indian Navy's long-standing demand for a third supercarrier will be on the backburner for a while

Submarines a priority over aircraft carriers for navy, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat; announces plan to look at overseas bases for logistics
India

Submarines a priority over aircraft carriers for navy, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat; announces plan to look at overseas bases for logistics

India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said

'Absolute exclusion of women from command in Army is illegal': Supreme Court dismisses Centre appeals against Delhi HC verdict
India

'Absolute exclusion of women from command in Army is illegal': Supreme Court dismisses Centre appeals against Delhi HC verdict

Absolute exclusion of women from command appointments in the Indian Army is against Article 14 and unjustified, the Supreme Court said in a judgement on Monday, calling denying permanent commission based on years of service 'a travesty of justice'

SC verdict on permanent commission for women in defence likely today; Centre's arguments on physical capabilities 'need to be rejected', say petitioners
India

SC verdict on permanent commission for women in defence likely today; Centre's arguments on physical capabilities 'need to be rejected', say petitioners

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Monday regarding the permanent commissioning of women officers in the Indian Army, possible paving the way for allowing women in combat roles

General Bipin Rawat-led Department of Military Affairs to have three joint secretaries from Army, Navy and Air Force
Sports

General Bipin Rawat-led Department of Military Affairs to have three joint secretaries from Army, Navy and Air Force

The Department of Military Affairs, headed by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, will have three joint secretaries from the Army, Navy and the Air Force, sources said

Republic Day Parade 2020: India shows off military prowess, cultural diversity; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and more
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Republic Day Parade 2020: India shows off military prowess, cultural diversity; Chinook, Apache choppers, women stunt bikers and more

It was a first at the Republic Day parade 2020 for many - a contingent of Chinook and Apache helicopters, a tri-service formation of three Advanced Light Helicopters and motorcycle stunts by women bikers from the CRPF.