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Irish Examiner
Major anti-IS offensive underway, says Afghan officialthe weekend in Nangarhar province, where IS has had a presence for the past yea
Major anti-IS offensive underway, says Afghan official
Irish Examiner / Posted 28 minutes ago
the weekend in Nangarhar province, where IS has had a presence for the past year, said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Defence Ministry. An injured man is pictured after the Kabul attack. Picture: PA The offensive, part of the government's... Read more
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CTV News
Afghan official says major offensive against IS underwaythe weekend in Nangarhar province, where IS has had a presence for the past yea
Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway
CTV News / Posted an hour ago
the weekend in Nangarhar province, where IS has had a presence for the past year, said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Defence Ministry. The offensive, part of the government's Operation Shafaq -- or Dawn in Pahsto-- started hours after an IS... Read more
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Business Standard India
No standardised definition of OROP: Arun Jaitleysaid. "After a detailed consultation between the government and the organisati
No standardised definition of OROP: Arun Jaitley
Business Standard India / Posted 3 hours ago
said. "After a detailed consultation between the government and the organisation of the retired defence personnel, the defence ministry came out with a proposal that was announced in 2015 which the government has committed itself to implement.... Read more
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New Kerala
No standardised definition of OROP: newkerala.com #95769said. "After a detailed consultation between the government and the organisati
No standardised definition of OROP: newkerala.com #95769
New Kerala / Posted 7 hours ago
said. "After a detailed consultation between the government and the organisation of the retired defence personnel, the defence ministry came out with a proposal that was announced in 2015 which the government has committed itself to implement.... Read more
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The Indian Express
Kargil War history won’t have details of Army operationto the history division. Senior army officers contend that it is too early to
Kargil War history won’t have details of Army operation
The Indian Express / Posted 15 hours ago
to the history division. Senior army officers contend that it is too early to write the history of the Kargil War. “If the defence ministry had asked us before starting the project, we would have told them to delay it by at least 5-7 years,” a... Read more
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asianage
Mallikarjun Kharge: Parrikar must make statementfamilies are concerned,” Mr Kharge said in the Lok Sabha. Parliamentary affair
Mallikarjun Kharge: Parrikar must make statement
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
families are concerned,” Mr Kharge said in the Lok Sabha. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said the government, defence ministry and the Air Force were working to locate the aircraft and rescue the people. “Entire country is concerned...... Read more
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asianage
Mallikarjun Kharge Parrikar must make statementfamilies are concerned,” Mr Kharge said in the Lok Sabha. Parliamentary affair
Mallikarjun Kharge Parrikar must make statement
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
families are concerned,” Mr Kharge said in the Lok Sabha. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said the government, defence ministry and the Air Force were working to locate the aircraft and rescue the people. “Entire country is concerned...... Read more
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asianage
This I-Day, NDA government has decided to hold a six-day cultural eventsthe efforts made by states under the NDA government’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.
This I-Day, NDA government has decided to hold a six-day cultural events
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
the efforts made by states under the NDA government’s Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. Top sources said that while every year the defence ministry is in charge of the Independence Day celebrations, this time the tourism ministry is the nodal agency while... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspacemilitary and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breache
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspace
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 19 hours ago
military and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breaches “provocations”. A spokesman for Russia’s Defence Ministry said Russian aircraft flying over the Black Sea had followed international rules and confined themselves to... Read more
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Reuters
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspacemilitary and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breache
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspace
Reuters / Posted 20 hours ago
military and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breaches "provocations". A spokesman for Russia's Defence Ministry said Russian aircraft flying over the Black Sea had followed international rules and confined themselves to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspacemilitary and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breache
Russia denies its aircraft violated Bulgarian airspace
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 hours ago
military and commercial aircraft in the past month, calling the alleged breaches "provocations". A spokesman for Russia's Defence Ministry said Russian aircraft flying over the Black Sea had followed international rules and confined themselves to... Read more
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dna
China jails former top military officer for life in graft casethe government said it would prosecute him for graft. The official Xinhua news
China jails former top military officer for life in graft case
dna / Posted 21 hours ago
the government said it would prosecute him for graft. The official Xinhua news agency said in a report also carried on the Defence Ministry website all of Guo's "illicit money and materials" had been confiscated and turned over to the state. Guo's... Read more
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Daily News
Defence Ministry promises pension to protesting war veteransThe Defence Ministry has promised to provide pension to war veterans, after dis
Defence Ministry promises pension to protesting war veterans
Daily News / Posted 22 hours ago
The Defence Ministry has promised to provide pension to war veterans, after discussion with key government institutions. Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi told the Daily News Online that on the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena,... Read more
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dna
China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trustwould only worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula. "The United States must st
China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust
dna / Posted yesterday
would only worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula. "The United States must stop this kind of mistaken action," China's Defence Ministry paraphrased Fan as saying. South Korea and the United States have said THAAD would only be used in defence... Read more
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Reuters
China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trustwould only worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula. "The United States must st
China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust
Reuters / Posted yesterday
would only worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula. "The United States must stop this kind of mistaken action," China's Defence Ministry paraphrased Fan as saying. South Korea and the United States have said THAAD would only be used in defense... Read more
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Calcutta News
Satellites provide pointers, but no signs of aircraft yetand rescue operation, codenamed 'Operation Talash", and some pointers were prov
Satellites provide pointers, but no signs of aircraft yet
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
and rescue operation, codenamed 'Operation Talash", and some pointers were provided by indigenous satellites. A senior defence ministry official said indigenous satellites have provided some pointers and ships are searching the indicated area,... Read more
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Daily News
Large stocks of Potassium Perchlorate taken into Negombo police custodyPerchlorate considered to be used in manufacture of fireworks that had been imp
Large stocks of Potassium Perchlorate taken into Negombo police custody
Daily News / Posted yesterday
Perchlorate considered to be used in manufacture of fireworks that had been imported violating regulations imposed by the Defence Ministry. Police said the suspect is alleged to be a supplier of explosives for manufacturing of fireworks. Police... Read more
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New Kerala
AN-32 mishap: Government reaches out to missing personnels' families - newkerala.com #95032they are not alone and the government has mobilised all possible assets in one
AN-32 mishap: Government reaches out to missing personnels' families - newkerala.com #95032
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
they are not alone and the government has mobilised all possible assets in one of the largest operations of its kind," a Defence Ministry statement said here. It said a marginal weather improvement on Sunday allowed for the deployment of... Read more
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Reuters
Bulgaria calls rise in airspace violations by Russian aircraft a 'provocation'the violations, Nenchev said, describing the incidents as "provocations toward
Bulgaria calls rise in airspace violations by Russian aircraft a 'provocation'
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
the violations, Nenchev said, describing the incidents as "provocations toward Bulgaria and its air forces". The Russian Defence Ministry was not immediately able to comment when contacted by Reuters. In January, NATO Secretary General Jens... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Hunt for missing Indian Air Force plane goes into third daymedia channels reported that clear skies and improved weather on Sunday could a
Hunt for missing Indian Air Force plane goes into third day
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
media channels reported that clear skies and improved weather on Sunday could aid ongoing search efforts, which India's Defence Ministry said on Saturday were hampered by choppy seas and thick monsoon clouds in the search area. Sixteen ships, a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Hunt for missing Indian Air Force plane goes into third daymedia channels reported that clear skies and improved weather on Sunday could a
Hunt for missing Indian Air Force plane goes into third day
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
media channels reported that clear skies and improved weather on Sunday could aid ongoing search efforts, which India's Defence Ministry said on Saturday were hampered by choppy seas and thick monsoon clouds in the search area. Sixteen ships, a... Read more
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dna
Armenia: Gunmen release last hostages, demand president's resignationin April, the worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting remains commonplac
Armenia: Gunmen release last hostages, demand president's resignation
dna / Posted 2 days ago
in April, the worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting remains commonplace, causing fatalities. Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry said one of their soldiers was killed and another wounded on Saturday in shooting. Azeri officials were not... Read more
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dna
No trace of missing IAF aircraft, rescuers pin hope on emergency beacon signalsHe was appraised of difficult conditions under which operation being carried ou
No trace of missing IAF aircraft, rescuers pin hope on emergency beacon signals
dna / Posted 2 days ago
He was appraised of difficult conditions under which operation being carried out during the last 24 hours," said a senior defence ministry official here. The Russian-made military transport aircraft AN -32 got airborne at 8.30am from Tambaram IAF... Read more
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The Indian Express
Kin of missing AN-32 passengers, crew: Across the country, they wait for word, hoping and prayingparents are not in a position to speak. We are all waiting for something that w
Kin of missing AN-32 passengers, crew: Across the country, they wait for word, hoping and praying
The Indian Express / Posted 2 days ago
parents are not in a position to speak. We are all waiting for something that will give us hope. Officials from the defence ministry and Air Force have spoken to the family. They have assured all the possible efforts are being made for... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Armed men in Armenia release hostages, demand prez’s resignationin April, the worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting remains commonplac
Armed men in Armenia release hostages, demand prez’s resignation
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
in April, the worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting remains commonplace, causing fatalities. Nagorno-Karabakh’s defence ministry said one of their soldiers was killed and another wounded on Saturday in shooting. Azeri officials were not... Read more
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New Kerala
Parrikar monitors search operations but no sign of missing IAF plane ( - newkerala.com #94736utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more res
Parrikar monitors search operations but no sign of missing IAF plane ( - newkerala.com #94736
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more resources be diverted to the effort," said a Defence Ministry officials. "The Minister was appraised of the difficult conditions under which the operations are being... Read more
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Aljazeera
Armenia standoff: Last four police hostages releasedworst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting persists at night and some death
Armenia standoff: Last four police hostages released
Aljazeera / Posted 3 days ago
worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting persists at night and some deaths have been reported. Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry said on Saturday that one of their soldiers was wounded as a result of shooting last night. Azeri officials... Read more
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Business Standard India
IAF plane: Search intensified, Parrikar conducts aerial surveyHon'ble RM (Raksha Mantri) @manoharparrikar being explained about the ops (oper
IAF plane: Search intensified, Parrikar conducts aerial survey
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
Hon'ble RM (Raksha Mantri) @manoharparrikar being explained about the ops (operations) whilst in search area on P81," a Defence Ministry spokesperson said on twitter. The plane made the last radio contact at 0846 hours, 16 minutes after take... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Rebel Nagorno-Karabakh says one soldier killed, one wounded by Azeri firewas killed and another was wounded on Saturday as a result of shooting from Aze
Rebel Nagorno-Karabakh says one soldier killed, one wounded by Azeri fire
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
was killed and another was wounded on Saturday as a result of shooting from Azerbaijan's side, Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry said. A Moscow-brokered ceasefire halted four days of violence in the South Caucasus region in April, the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Gunmen in Armenia release four remaining police hostagesworst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting persists at night and some death
Gunmen in Armenia release four remaining police hostages
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
worst flare-up in years, but sporadic shooting persists at night and some deaths have been reported. Nagorno-Karabakh's defence ministry said on Saturday that one of their soldiers was wounded as a result of shooting last night. Azeri officials... Read more
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New Kerala
No signs of missing IAF plane, Parrikar monitors search op - newkerala.com #94549and utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more
No signs of missing IAF plane, Parrikar monitors search op - newkerala.com #94549
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
and utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more resources to be diverted to the effort," Defence Ministry officials said. "The Minister was appraised of the difficult conditions under which the operations are... Read more
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Calcutta News
No signs of missing IAF plane, Parrikar monitors search opand utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more
No signs of missing IAF plane, Parrikar monitors search op
Calcutta News / Posted 3 days ago
and utilisation of assets and resources and has directed that if necessary more resources to be diverted to the effort," Defence Ministry officials said. "The Minister was appraised of the difficult conditions under which the operations are... Read more
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metro
No trace found of Indian plane that mysteriously disappearedand some civilians. However, there has been no indication at all of what happe
No trace found of Indian plane that mysteriously disappeared
metro / Posted 3 days ago
and some civilians. However, there has been no indication at all of what happened to the aircraft, according to India’s defence ministry. Sixteen ships, a submarine and six planes were involved in the search for the plane, which was on a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
India searches for missing air force plane, no wreckage foundBengal with 29 people on board the previous day, with no indication what happen
India searches for missing air force plane, no wreckage found
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
Bengal with 29 people on board the previous day, with no indication what happened to the aircraft or sign of wreckage, the defence ministry said. Sixteen ships, a submarine and six planes are involved in the search for the plane that disappeared... Read more
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Reuters
India searches for missing air force plane, no wreckage foundsix crew. The other people on board were civilians, and some family members of
India searches for missing air force plane, no wreckage found
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
six crew. The other people on board were civilians, and some family members of soldiers deployed on the islands. The Defence Ministry said two high-tech naval surveillance planes, four other naval and coast guard planes, along with 16 ships... Read more
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asianage
Supreme Court to MoD: Take over Adarsh, secure landThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the defence ministry to take possession of
Supreme Court to MoD: Take over Adarsh, secure land
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the defence ministry to take possession of the Adarsh Housing Society apartments in Mumbai and the land on which the building stands and secure it from encroachment. A bench of Justices J. Chelameswar and A.M.... Read more
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asianage
Supreme Court to MoD Take over Adarsh, secure landThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the defence ministry to take possession of
Supreme Court to MoD Take over Adarsh, secure land
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the defence ministry to take possession of the Adarsh Housing Society apartments in Mumbai and the land on which the building stands and secure it from encroachment. A bench of Justices J. Chelameswar and A.M.... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Indian air force plane missingIndian air force plane carrying 29 people went missing during a flight to a rem
Indian air force plane missing
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 days ago
Indian air force plane carrying 29 people went missing during a flight to a remote island chain in the Bay of Bengal, the Defence Ministry says. The Russian-made AN-32 was on its way to Port Blair, the capital of India's Andaman and Nicobar... Read more
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dna
Obama denies any US involvement in Turkey coup, Erdogan pledges to overhaul the armybeen detained since the coup attempt, a senior official said, with 99 charged p
Obama denies any US involvement in Turkey coup, Erdogan pledges to overhaul the army
dna / Posted 3 days ago
been detained since the coup attempt, a senior official said, with 99 charged pending trial and 14 more being held. The Defence Ministry is investigating all military judges and prosecutors, and has suspended 262 of them, broadcaster NTV... Read more
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asianage
Despite attack in Pampore, lessons yet to be learntlatent bad blood between the Army and the Central armed police forces (in this
Despite attack in Pampore, lessons yet to be learnt
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
latent bad blood between the Army and the Central armed police forces (in this case, CRPF). While the Army reports to the defence ministry, the BSF, CRPF, SSB and others report to the home ministry. So when defence minister Manohar Parrikar... Read more
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Calcutta News
Indian military transport plane missing in Bay of Bengalwhere India has a military base. The aircraft was last detected on radar 151 n
Indian military transport plane missing in Bay of Bengal
Calcutta News / Posted 3 days ago
where India has a military base. The aircraft was last detected on radar 151 nautical miles east of Chennai, making a left turn with a rapid loss of height from 23,000 ft., according to a note provided by the air force to the Defence... Read more
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Calcutta News
IAF transport aircraft with 29 persons missing, search continuesradar. "The aircraft departed at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30
IAF transport aircraft with 29 persons missing, search continues
Calcutta News / Posted 3 days ago
radar. "The aircraft departed at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30 a.m. but it did not reach its destination," Defence Ministry officials said. A Coast Guard official told IANS that the last contact with the aircraft was 60 nautical... Read more
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Business Standard India
Navy puts its might in massive search on for missing IAF planewhich are on return passage from the South China Sea, are also proceeding at be
Navy puts its might in massive search on for missing IAF plane
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
which are on return passage from the South China Sea, are also proceeding at best speed to join the search operations, said Defence Ministry statement. A submarine at sea is also diverted to the area for locating the transmissions from emergency... Read more
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New Kerala
IAF transport aircraft with 29 persons missing, search continues ( - newkerala.com #94271radar. "The aircraft departed at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30
IAF transport aircraft with 29 persons missing, search continues ( - newkerala.com #94271
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
radar. "The aircraft departed at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30 a.m. but it did not reach its destination," Defence Ministry officials said. A Coast Guard official told IANS that the last contact with the aircraft was 60 nautical... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in armybeen detained since the coup attempt, a senior official said, with 99 charged p
Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army
Bdnews24.com / Posted 4 days ago
been detained since the coup attempt, a senior official said, with 99 charged pending trial and 14 more being held. The Defence Ministry is investigating all military judges and prosecutors, and has suspended 262 of them, broadcaster NTV... Read more
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Calcutta News
IAF plane with 29 aboard missing, search ontransport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 29 people on board went m
IAF plane with 29 aboard missing, search on
Calcutta News / Posted 4 days ago
transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 29 people on board went missing over the Bay of Bengal on Friday, Defence Ministry officials said, adding that a full-scale search and rescue mission has been launched. The aircraft took off... Read more
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CTV News
Indian air force plane with 29 missing over Bay of Bengal-- The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29
Indian air force plane with 29 missing over Bay of Bengal
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
-- The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defence ministry said. The air force, navy and coast guard were using ships, planes and helicopters to conduct a massive... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Indian Air Force plane with 29 on board goes missing over Bay of BengalIndian Air Force has lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to
Indian Air Force plane with 29 on board goes missing over Bay of Bengal
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Indian Air Force has lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the country's defence ministry said. The air force, navy and coast guard were using ships, planes and helicopters to conduct a massive... Read more
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New Kerala
IAF plane with 29 aboard missing, search launched - newkerala.com #94138at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30 a.m. The aircraft has not reach
IAF plane with 29 aboard missing, search launched - newkerala.com #94138
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
at 8.30 a.m. and was due at Port Blair at 11.30 a.m. The aircraft has not reached. Search operations are on," said a Defence Ministry official. According to sources, the aircraft went off radar a little after 9 a.m. A full-scale search and... Read more
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CTV News
India official says air force plane with 29 on board missingNEW DELHI - A spokesman for India's defence ministry says the Indian air force
India official says air force plane with 29 on board missing
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
NEW DELHI - A spokesman for India's defence ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane with 29 people on board. Nitin Wakanker says the AN-32 aircraft took off from the southern city of Chennai at 8.30 am Friday. It... Read more
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