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Chetak helicopter completes 60 years in action on 2 April: Why this IAF workhorse deserves an applause
India

Chetak helicopter completes 60 years in action on 2 April: Why this IAF workhorse deserves an applause

The HAL-made Chetak helicopter, IAF's oldest, has a special place in India’s aviation history. It has been used to train pilots, fly VIPs, and in military operations

Nandini Sengupta on how her childhood pets inspired her to write The Blue Horse, a collection of animal tales
Arts & Culture

Nandini Sengupta on how her childhood pets inspired her to write The Blue Horse, a collection of animal tales

The Blue Horse is filled with animals that can talk, think and feel in keeping with traditional storytelling cultures that attribute to animals their own distinct point of view.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2020: Narendra Modi, Venkaiah Naidu remember Rajput king who fought Mughals valiantly
India

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2020: Narendra Modi, Venkaiah Naidu remember Rajput king who fought Mughals valiantly

Maharana Pratap had to go to a battle against Mughal emperor Akbar, shortly after his coronation

Indian Army pilot, Bhutan army man killed after helicopter crashes in Yonphula; rescue teams yet to reach spot
India

Indian Army pilot, Bhutan army man killed after helicopter crashes in Yonphula; rescue teams yet to reach spot

Two people were killed on Friday after an Indian Army helicopter crashed in Bhutan, according to media reports. The deceased were the pilots of the chopper — one from the Indian Army and other from the Bhutan Army.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited delivers Chetak helicopter to Indian Navy one month ahead of schedule
India

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited delivers Chetak helicopter to Indian Navy one month ahead of schedule

HAL entered into a contract with the Indian Navy in August 2017 for the supply of eight Chetak helicopters with the delivery schedule of the first two in August 2019 and the rest in August 2020.

Coast Guard helicopter co-pilot Penny Chaudhary dies after battling for life for 17 days following crash landing in Raigad
India

Coast Guard helicopter co-pilot Penny Chaudhary dies after battling for life for 17 days following crash landing in Raigad

The co-pilot of a Coast Guard helicopter, which made a crash landing in adjoining Raigad district, has died after battling for life for 17 days.

Coast Guard helicopter crash lands in Maharashtra's Raigad district; four rescued, one officer injured
India

Coast Guard helicopter crash lands in Maharashtra's Raigad district; four rescued, one officer injured

An Indian Coast Guard helicopter on a routine patrol crash landed in Raigad district of Maharashtra this afternoon, injuring a woman pilot

India, Russia to sign Kamov 226T deal: All you need to know about the multi-use helicopter
India

India, Russia to sign Kamov 226T deal: All you need to know about the multi-use helicopter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin are expected to sign the crucial agreement for the production of 200 Kamov 226T helicopters domestically on the sidelines of the Brics summit from 13 to 16 October in Goa.

Lt Gen Pranab Kumar Bharali appointed DG of Army Aviation Corps
India

Lt Gen Pranab Kumar Bharali appointed DG of Army Aviation Corps

Bharali, a recipient of the Vishist Seva Medal, is the first Army officer from Assam to rise to the rank of Lt General and earlier in 2009 he was the first person from North East to be promoted to the rank of Major General in the fighting arms of the Army, a statement said in Guwahati today.

Navy chopper crashes off Vizag coast, two missing
India

Navy chopper crashes off Vizag coast, two missing

Two Navy personnel were injured and two others missing on Tuesday after a helicopter of Indian Navy crashed off the coast of Visakhapatnam, officials said.

Navy Chetak chopper crashes in Goa killing all aboard
India

Navy Chetak chopper crashes in Goa killing all aboard

The chopper reportedly crashed during take off at the Dabolim airport in Goa this morning.