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IAF declares 29 onboard ‘dead’, Garhshankar recruit’s family says ‘not aware’

Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur): Even as the Indian Air Force (IAF) declared 29 personnel onboard the missing AN-32 as ‘dead’, the family of IAF young recruit Navjot Thakur was still hopeful of some miracle and claimed that they were not aware of any ‘official confirmation’ by the IAF authorities till Thursday evening. The family of Navjot Thakur (20)

IAF fighter plane crashes in Rajasthan

Jaipur: A fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district but no loss of life has been reported. “The aircraft crashed near Uttarlai airforce station in Barmer,” a defence spokesperson said, adding further details are awaited. “The plane crashed at an open field near Malio ki Dhani, about 20 km from

Missing IAF plane: Parrikar in Chennai to monitor ops

Chennai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he will monitor the search operations of the AN-32 aircraft that went missing with 29 people on board. “Reached Tambaram to monitor operations on IAF AN-32 aircraft,” Parrikar tweeted upon his arrival at the suburban airforce here. The aircraft of the Indian Air Force went missing yesterday over

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur moves tribunal after denied permanent commission in IAF

New Delhi: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Pooja Thakur on Thursday moved Armed Forces Tribunal after being denied permanent commission in Indian Air Force (IAF). “Armed Forces Tribunal admitted the matter and has sought IAF’s response within four weeks,” Thakur’s lawyer Sudhanshu Pandey told a news agency. Thakur, who joined the Indian Air Force in

IAF inducts first squadron of home-grown Tejas     

Bengaluru: In a major milestone in the military aviation in the country, the first squadron of home- grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was inducted into IAF with two fighter planes joining the force here. State-run HAL handed over the first two Tejas aircraft to IAF, which makes up the first squadron named ‘Flying Daggers’, at