Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
TopicIAF chopper crash

Topic: IAF chopper crash

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.

‘Sudden cloud cover’ led to CDS chopper crash, says probe, rules out tech error or sabotage

The tri-service probe looked into multiple aspects of the crash including examining the helicopter structure, Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder.

2021 a bloody year for military aviation: CDS among 22 dead in 11 crashes, 5 involving MiG-21s

Total number of crashes this year is more than twice that in 2020. But defence sources say this is ‘within expected levels’ when measured against the total flying hours.

Aashna Lidder back on Twitter days after troll attacks, says took time off to be with family

Class 12 student Aashna Lidder was trolled on social media for alleged old posts with political references, days after her father's death in the 8 December IAF crash.

Pakistan-based social media accounts, bots spread conspiracy theories on CDS Rawat’s death

UK tech firm has found that aim of disinformation campaign, which blamed Tamil insurgents, Nagaland militia groups and even China, was to claim there was a plot to kill Gen. Rawat.

Group Captain Varun Singh, lone survivor of IAF chopper crash, succumbs to injuries

IAF's Varun Singh was a decorated air warrior and was the lone survivor of the crash in which CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 personnel were killed.

Modi leads tributes to Gen. Bipin Rawat & others killed in crash as bodies arrive in Delhi

Only 3 of 13 bodies identified so far — those of Gen. Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and Brig. L.S. Lidder. Gen. Rawat's funeral will take place with full military honours Friday.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.