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Pilot spots defence aircraft on runway, aborts takeoff

An accident was narrowly averted at the New Delhi IGI airport on Wednesday afternoon when an aircraft of a domestic airline had to abort takeoff after the pilot saw a defence aircraft crossing the run

AirAsia may launch in India by Dec.

The civil aviation ministry is all set to grant the no-objection certificate (NOC) for issue of the operator’s permit to Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia to launch its airline in India.

Cabinet nod finally given to Abu Dhabi aviation deal

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday finally cleared the India-UAE (Abu Dhabi) Bilateral Air Services Agr-eement signed in April this year, and granted post-facto approval for the pact under which there has b

UAE pact must for FDI: Ajit

Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh had staunchly defended the nearly four-fold India-UAE bilateral entitlement hike on the grounds that it would bring in badly-needed FDI into India from cash-rich Abu

Globemaster to boost IAF ability

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft — inducted into the Indian Air Force on Monday — is likely to be operated to advanced landing grounds in Ladakh like Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO)

Airfares may rise 50% as jet fuel prices hiked

In a huge shock for airlines and the aviation industry that may see domestic airfares skyrocket by almost 50 per cent in the next few weeks, state-owned oil firms hiked the price of aviation turbine f

A sinking feeling

The loss of India’s key frontline conventional diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhurakshak in a devastating explosion on August 14 has severely hit the Indian Navy’s operational capabilities.

Hopes fade as divers fail to find missing sailors

Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that the nation was pained at Wednesday’s accident that destroyed the INS Sindhurakshak submarine resulting in 18 Naval personnel being feared dead, naval divers have not yet located any survivors or bodies inside the ill-fated submarine.

Indigenous Vikrant launched

India on Monday “launched” its first-ever indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant at Kochi, making the country only the sixth in the world having the capability to design and build an aircraft carrier.

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