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4th round of UDAN scheme launched

The centre has launched the 4th leg of the UDAN scheme in the first week of December, 2019. The UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik scheme is a regional connectivity scheme introduced in 2016. It is a component under the National Civil Aviation Policy and is expected to function for a period of 10 ..

Ex-Eastern Bridge-V started between India & Oman

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started its bilateral joint exercise “Ex-Eastern Bridge-V “ with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) at Air Force Base Masirah in Oman on October 17 & will continue till Oct 26. For the first time, MiG-29 fighter aircraft is participating in an International Exercise outside India. 

Air Indi becomes world’s first airline to use Taxibot on A-320 aircraft

Air India has become the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A-320 aircraft with passengers on board. Taxibot is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice-versa. Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani flagged off flight AI665 and it was carried to runway using ..

Rakesh K Singh Bhadauria appointed as new Chief of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who played a key role in negotiating the Rafale deal, has been appointed the new Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He will take charge from the incumbent Chief B S Dhanoa on September 30 on his superannuation.

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly in LCA Tejas

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 19th September 2019 flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. He becomes the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Defence Minister Flies in Tejas Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, ..

India Bolivia relations

India and Bolivia share cordial and friendly relations. Bolivia opened its diplomatic mission in India in 2012. Indian embassy operating in Lima, Peru is concurrently accredited to Bolivia since 1981. In 2007, India offered 200,000 USD to buy medicines for the victims of landslides. In 2008, India donated 100,000 USD in response to floods caused ..

New Aircrafts unveiled at the MAKS Airshow

The MAKS Air Show is the largest airshow organized in Russia and the Former Soviet Union every two years. The air show is major opportunity for the Russian and other aircraft manufacturers to showcase their latest innovation and aircrafts before a global audience and sign deals for manufacturing and development. New Technology unveiled at the ..

Air India to become first Indian airline to fly over North Pole

On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day 2019, National carrier Air India will become the first Indian airline to fly over the North Pole. Its Delhi-San Francisco flight will take the route saving 2,000 to 7,000 kg of fuel and reducing the carbon emissions by 6,000 to 21,000 kg, per flight. It will fly over ..