ISIS ‘shoots down’ Russian attack helicopter in Syria

The terror group’s news agency said fighters downed the chopper – understood to be an attack helicopter – near the T4 air base east of Homs. A brief statement released by the Amaq Agency read: “A Russian combat helicopter is downed over T4 Airbase east of Homs.” Russia intervened in Syria last September to help … Read more ISIS ‘shoots down’ Russian attack helicopter in Syria

Modi Government decides to take help of Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport the newly-minted cash to the banks

Stepping up its efforts to augment currency notes supplies to bring relief to cash-starved citizens of the country, PM Narendra Modi government has decided to take the help of Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport the newly-minted cash to the banks, according to a report. Indications were there as the Finance Ministry today said there … Read more Modi Government decides to take help of Indian Air Force (IAF) to transport the newly-minted cash to the banks

Army carries out Heliborne exercise with latest helicopters in Rajasthan deserts

In a significant show of strength and joint manship, troops of strike formation of Indian Army carried out a two days long Special Heliborne exercise in the deserts of Rajasthan. According to an Army press release, the release said that the exercise was aimed at fine tuning operational and logistics aspects of Heliborne operations. A … Read more Army carries out Heliborne exercise with latest helicopters in Rajasthan deserts

HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Takes its First Flight

India test flew its homegrown light utility helicopter for the first time, giving a boost to its military plane-maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s bid to win large orders from its armed forces for the chopper. The LUH, which is being designed to replace the ageing Chetak helicopters of the armed forces, flew for around 15 minutes … Read more HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Takes its First Flight

Indian Air Force has claimed that it does not have records related to AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Deal

AgustaWestland chopper scam

It may appear strange but Indian Air Force has claimed it does not have records related to controversial VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland which was later scrapped following allegations of bribery. The IAF and Defence Ministry are primary holders of the information sought through an RTI query. The Ministry had referred the matter to CBI … Read more Indian Air Force has claimed that it does not have records related to AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Deal

All you neeed to know about the downing of the Russian helicopter in Syria

Russian Helicopter shot down

On Aug. 1 Al-Nusra Front militants shot down a Russian Mi-8 military-transportation helicopter in Idlib Province. All five crew members died. What do we know about the attack and how could the death of the Russian officers been prevented ? 1. Where was the Mi-8 flying? The Mi-8 military transportation helicopter was flying to the … Read more All you neeed to know about the downing of the Russian helicopter in Syria

10 Reasons why Indian Army prefer Maruti Gypsy over any other SUV

It’s not hard to fathom why the Gypsy isn’t really popular amongst the civilians. It’s uncomfortable, is devoid of air-conditioner, power window, power steering and lacks even the basic fitments of any modern day SUV.  On the contrary, it’s still the only SUV that ‘actually does’ what it was built for—off-roading. Inducted in the army … Read more 10 Reasons why Indian Army prefer Maruti Gypsy over any other SUV