Shipping Ministry and Civil Aviation Ministry signs MoU for development of Sea Plane Services

NEW DELHI: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India for development of Sea Plane services in India was signed today. Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways,Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh […]

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Indian Coast Guard adds teeth to its aviation arm by inducting ALH Mk-III

NEW DELHI: In line with Atmanirbhar Bharat vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar today inducted Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III in Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The state-of-the-art helicopters are indigenously designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru. Dr Ajay Kumar in his address praised the perseverance of […]

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Aurangabad needs international airport, convention centre: Niti Aayog CEO

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said for its overall growth, Maharashtra’s Aurangabad needs an international airport facility and an international convention centre, which will boost tourism and industries in the region. Kant is on a two-day visit to survey the work at Aurangabad Industrial city (AURIC), established under the Delhi Mumbai […]

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India approves RFP for construction of six submarines at approx cost of Rs 43,000 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (India’s Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore. In addition, the DAC also […]

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Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

NEW DELHI: Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Airbus is delivering oxygen plants, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, BPAP […]

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Hyderabad airport handles largest consignment of Sputnik V

NEW DELHI: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) on Tuesday handled largest shipment of Russian made Sputnik V vaccines. The vaccine consignment arrived from Russia on a specially chartered freighter RU-9450 which touched down Hyderabad Airport at 03.43 hours. While GHAC has already handled several import shipments of vaccines prior to this, Tuesday’s shipment of 56.6 […]

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ICMR given permission for study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption for drone deployment to the Government of Telangana. The drone usage permission has been granted for conducting experimental delivery of Covid-19 vaccines within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Range using drones. The permission exemption is valid […]

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Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

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India has finalised air bubble pact with Sri Lanka: Aviation Ministry

NEW DELHI: India has established a bilateral air bubble arrangement with Sri Lanka for operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Saturday. With this, India now has such pacts with 28 countries, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the UAE, […]

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