Russia cannot meet arms delivery commitments because of war: IAF
Thursday, 23 March 2023 Russia is unable to deliver vital defence supplies it had committed to India's military because of the war in Ukraine, the IAF said. New Delhi has been worried that Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 could affect military supplies from India's largest source of defence equipment. The IAF statement is the first official confirmation of such shortfalls.
The Indian Air Force has decided to ground the entire fleet of its Mig 21s as as the investigations into the May 8 crash are still underway and the reason behind the crash is being probed. 3 civilians were killed after the wreckage of a MiG-21 fighter jet fell on a house on May 8 in Rajasthan while the pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. Air Force officials say that the grounding is a routine procedure that is undertaken after any such tragic incidents…and that the fleets would be back in action after the checks are done. The IAF has already constituted a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of Rajasthan accident. Mig stands for Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is a supersonic fighter jet. Since its initial induction in 1963, India has inducted over 900 MiG-21s. Up until the first half of 2022, the IAF operated four squadrons of MiG-21 Bison fighters, each squadron comprising around 16 to 18 aircraft. This made the total strength of MiG-21 Bisons between 64 and 72. But on 30th September last year, the Indian Air Force retired the No. 51 ‘swordarms’ MiG-21 fighter Squadron based in Srinagar.
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On the intervening night of April 27 and 28, an Indian Air Force's C-130J heavy-lift aircraft rescued 121 people from a small airstrip at Wadi Sayyidna which is about 40 km north of the Sudan capital of Khartoum.
#OperationKaveri #IAF #NightVisionGoggles
Days after claiming full control of the war-ravaged city of Bakhmut, Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has started withdrawing fighters from the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said. "We are withdrawing the units from Bakhmut. From today at five in the morning, May 25 until June 1, most of the units will rebase to camps in the rear. We are handing our positions to the military," Prigozhin announced.
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Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick says net migration is “far too high” after newly published figures for 2022 showed around 606,000 more people are estimated to have moved to the UK than have left. The Office for National Statistics said factors contributing to relatively high levels of immigration over the past 18 months include people coming to the UK from non-EU countries for work, study, and for humanitarian purposes, including those arriving from Ukraine and Hong Kong. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The inauguration of India's new parliament in New Delhi on Sunday will see nearly zero representation from the opposition, with 20 parties announcing they will be boycotting the ceremony. The opposition parties have denounced plans by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the new parliament, instead of President Draupadi Murmu, to make a political statement ahead of next year's national election. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now criticised the Opposition and has called their decision unfortunate and irresponsible adding that it weakens democracy.
#NewParliamentBuilding #NewParliamentInauguration #PMModi #DraupadiMurmu #OppositionParties #YogiAdityanath
After meeting Pacific Island leaders in Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Australia for a bilateral visit. The PM signalled that New Delhi’s focus is on countering China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. PM Modi is visiting Australia from May 22-24. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said that he is honoured to host PM Narendra Modi and underlined that the two countries share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
#NarendraModi #Sydney #AnthonyAlbanese
A day before the oath taking ceremony Karnataka Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar left for New Delhi.
#DKShivakumar #Siddaramaiah #KarnatakaCongress
AICC in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala on Monday said that the central observers of the Congress have submitted their report regarding the next chief ministerial choice to party president Mallikarjun Kharge. While Shivakumar, the state Congress president, cancelled his visit to New Delhi, Siddaramaiah, who was in the national capital to meet the central leadership, did not interact with the reporters. Siddaramaiah, former chief minister, and Shivakumar were called by the party high command for further discussion on government formation.
#DKShivakumar #KarnatakaElections #KarnatakaResults
Actress Parineeti Chopra and Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha’s affair is out in the open now. The soon-to-be-hitched couple was recently seen enjoying an IPL match together.
Reports claim that the couple is set to get engaged on May 13 in New Delhi. The engagement will take place in Central Delhi and it will start with prayer. Only close friends and families of Parineeti and Raghav will attend the function.
#ParineetiChopra #RaghavChadha #Engaged