Fifth batch of Rafale aircraft arrived in India after flying almost 8,000 km from France. IAF chief RKS Bhadauria flagged off four Rafale jets from Merignac-Bordeaux airbase. Their arrival took the total number of French-origin fighters in IAF inventory to 18. IAF thanked French and UAE air forces for refuelling support to complete the journey. Bhadauria, who is on a 5-day visit to France, also went to a Rafale jet training centre. Arrival of the new batch will pave way for IAF to raise a second squadron of Rafale jets. The new Rafale squadron will be based at the Hasimara air base in West Bengal. The first squadron, comprising around 18 aircraft, is based at the Ambala air force station.
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After a direct ferry from Francecs Merignac Air Base, the 5th batch of Rafales arrived in India on April 21. The fighters flew a distance of almost 8,000 km with air-to-air refuelling support by France Air Force and UAE Air Force.
Indian Air Force pilot Abhinav Chaudhary died on Friday after his MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into an open field at Langeana village of Punjab’s Moga district. His family in Meerut is shattered and a cloak of grief shrouded the home as his relatives and neighbours tried to come to terms with the shocking loss.
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Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, An Indian Air Force was killed after a MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Moga in Punjab in the wee hours of Friday. The incident took place around 1 am on Friday when the Mig-21 of the IAF crashed at Langiana Khurd village of Baghapurana in Moga. The IAF aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the accident happened.
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Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
Ohio senior Grace Macke thought her dad wouldn’t be able to attend her high school graduation ceremony after he deployed to the Middle East in 2020. Thanks to the US Air Force and Kings High School, Master Sgt. Drew Macke surprised his daughter after she received her diploma.
An Israeli airstrike destroyed a 12-story building in Gaza that housed the offices of the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other media. Those in the building had been warned to evacuate about an hour before the strike, according to Al Jazeera. The Israeli Airforce said on Twitter that the building housed Hamas military intelligence assets. “Prior to the attack, the Air Force warned the civilians staying in the building and gave them sufficient time to evacuate the building,” the IAF added.
Twitter, among others, has been booked by Ghaziabad police over tweets related to the assault of an elderly man in the Uttar Pradesh district. How was the micro blogging platform, that acts as an intermediary, named in an FIR? We explain.
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The lockdown in Delhi has been extended by another week. Wrestler Sushil Kumar, India's two-time Olympic medallist, was arrested this morning over alleged involvement in the murderof a fellow wrestler in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with senior government officials to review the preparations for the approaching Cyclone Yaas. Rahul tweeted Crocodiles are innocent, taking a dig at Prime Minister turning emotional during his digital interaction with doctors in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Friday. India recorded 2.40 lakh covid cases in the last 24 hours.
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The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the house arrest of the two Bengal cabinet ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee and two former ministers Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee in connection with the Narada sting case. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became emotional today as he spoke about those who had died of Covid in a virtual address to health workers from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The District and Sessions Court at Mapusa in North Goa on Friday acquitted journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 rapecase. An Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas began on Friday, Palestinians, many of whom had spent 11 days huddled in fear of Israeli shelling, poured into Gaza's streets to celebrate.
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‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also performed ‘puja’ and other rituals there. ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is an annual Hindu and Jain festival that signifies prosperity.
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Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and with no fear of COVID; they went to buy fruits and vegetables. Lockdown has been extended till May 17 in UP.