Unmarried women can apply for national defence, naval academy exam

NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has allowed unmarried women to apply for the national defence academy (NDA) and naval academy exam, an official statement said Friday. The move follows a Supreme Court directive on the issue last month. In compliance with the apex court’s interim direction, the UPSC has decided to open […]

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Indian Army to procure 118 Arjun Mk-1A Main Battle Tanks for Rs 7,523 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry placed an order to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A with the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) in Chennai for the Indian Army on Thursday. The order, worth Rs 7,523 crore, will provide further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector and is a big […]

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Airbus gets Rs 22,000 crore contract form Defence Ministry for 56 C-295 transport aircraft

NEW DELHI: India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet as India’s Defence Ministry inked a nearly Rs 22,000 crore contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft which will replace Avro-748 planes of the Indian […]

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Air Marshal V R Chaudhari appointed next Chief of Air Staff

NEW DELHI: Government of India has decided to appoint Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, PVSM, AVSM, VM, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff, as the next Chief of the Air Staff after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC on 30th September, 2021. He has earlier served as the Air […]

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SpiceJet to start 38 new flights during September 15-25

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet will start 38 new domestic and international flights during September 15-25, the airline said on Wednesday. In a statement, SpiceJet said it has launched flights on the Delhi-Surat-Delhi, Bengaluru-Varanasi-Bengaluru, Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Jharsuguda-Mumbai, Chennai-Pune-Chennai, Chennai-Jaipur-Chennai and the Chennai-Varanasi-Chennai routes. The airline said it will resume flights to and from Dubai, connecting it with Mumbai, […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off direct flight on Vishakhapatnam – Mumbai route

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Pradeep Kharola virtually flagged off the first SpiceJet flight from Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) to Mumbai (Maharashtra). Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, MLA South Assembly Constituency (Telugu Desam) joined the event virtually […]

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IndiGo to start 38 domestic flights in September

NEW DELHI: IndiGo on Monday said it will start 38 domestic flights in September to improve accessibility between metros and tier-2 or tier-3 cities. IndiGo will operate new flights between Raipur-Pune, while restarting flights between Lucknow-Ranchi, Bengaluru-Vishakhapatnam, Chennai-Indore, Lucknow- Raipur, Mumbai-Guwahati, and Ahmedabad-Indore, the airline’s statement stated. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo […]

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Modi government clears procurement of 56 transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: In a major decision, the Narendra Modi government-led Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to replace its ageing Avro planes which were first inducted around 60 years ago. Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in a flyaway condition by […]

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India, Singapore conduct 3-day naval exercise

NEW DELHI: India and Singapore have carried out a mega naval wargame in the southern fringes of the South China Sea over the last three days, in reflection of their growing congruence of interests in the strategically key region. The Indian Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay, anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan and guided-missile […]

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