IAF successfully test-fires BrahMos surface-to-surface missile from mobile platform
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out successful firing of BrahMos surface-to-surface missiles from a mobile platform at Trak Island in Andaman Nicobar islands on Monday and Tuesday, officials said on Tuesday. "Surface-to-surface missiles were fired by IAF at Trak Island in the Andaman Nicobar group of islands," said an official.
Indian Air Force (IAF) Apache attack helicopter, at a forward airbase near India-China border, carried out night operations. These attack helicopters are fully loaded with fire-and-forget anti tank guided missiles, air to air missiles, rockets and other ammunitions. Apache helicopters also have modern Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities to provide versatility to the helicopter in a network centric aerial warfare. These aircrafts have been modified specifically to suit the exacting standards demanded by IAF.
Indian Air Force's MiG-29 fighter aircraft conducted night operations at a forward airbase near India-China border. Chinook heavylift helicopter also joined the night operation. The Indian Air Force has significantly enhanced deployment of frontline jets, attack helicopters and transport fleet in its key bases along the Line of Actual Control. The air activities in the Ladakh area and other places along the China border had gone up extensively soon after the Galwan valley clash on June 15 in which 20 Indian Army personnel lost their lives.
Total of 186 migrant workers arrived at Ranchi from Mumbai by flight on June 09 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The migrant workers were living in uncertainty at different places in Maharashtra, after the lockdown was announced in month of March. Several people lost their jobs due to the economic crisis in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, Jharkhand brought back their migrant workers from Ladakh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
A flight carrying 180 stranded migrant workers of Jharkhand from Andaman and Nicobar Islands arrived in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport on May 30. Migrants were flown back home from Andaman and Nicobar a day after 60 stranded workers returned to the state from Leh by a service flight arranged by the state government.
Jharkhand has become the first state to repatriate their migrant workers from Ladakh via airline. Chief Minister of Jharkhand said, "In this humanitarian crisis, migrant workers are living in danger. They are facing huge mental distress also. Today. we are going to airlift our migrant workers from New Delhi, who have been landed there from Ladakh.""The state will soon get two flights to bring stranded migrant workers back from Andamans," CM Hemant Soren said.