At a time when it is suspected that both China and Pakistan may come together against India, the Indian Air Force in Friday said it was ready for undertaking operations simultaneously at both the fronts. The forward air base which from where Pakistan is around 50 kilometres and the strategic Daulat Beg Oldi around 80 kilometres, the activity of fighter, transport aircraft and helicopters is going on during both day and night. Team ANI reached the strategically located airbase moving through the Khardungla pass along the Shyok River to witness the operations of fighter aircraft including the Su-30MKI and the transport planes including the C-130J Super Hercules, Ilyushin-76 and the Anton -32.In view of the ongoing conflict with China, the fighter aircraft are operating during both day and night, the transport aircraft are continuously flying in and out of the airbase with troops, rations and ammunition to the troops located in bases on the Line of Actual Control in DBO and other areas in Eastern Ladakh.Asked about the threat from Pakistan's Skardu airbase and possibility of China-Pakistan coming together there, an Indian Air Force pilot of Flight Lieutenant -rank said, "Owing to the modern platform, the IAF is fully trained and is ready to undertake any operations on both the fronts. "We are fully trained and highly motivated. We live by the IAF's motto-Touch the Sky with Glory." Speaking about the IAF's capability to undertake night operations in these tough terrains, a fighter pilot said, "Today, our warfare capabilities have grown, so much so that we are able to undertake all types of missions even at nights from the forward base."
The Indian Air Force on Friday said it was ready for undertaking operations simultaneously on Pakistani and Chinese borders. The forward airbase which from where Pakistan is around 50 kilometres and the strategic Daulat Beg Oldi is around 80 kilometres, the activity of fighter, transport aircraft and helicopters is going on during both day and night. IAF performed operations of fighter aircraft including the Su-30MKI and the transport planes including the C-130J Super Hercules.
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Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh is set to become India Air Force's first woman pilot to fly fighter jet Rafale. Flight Lt Singh's family celebrated her achievement at their residence in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Flight Lt Singh is currently undergoing the conversion training. She will soon join the 17 Golden Arrows Squadron at Ambala airbase. "My daughter has worked hard and we have always supported her. It's a matter of pride for us, we are happy that she's going to fly this aircraft," father of Flight Lt Singh said. Flight Lt Shivangi Singh was previously flying MiG-21 fighter aircraft. Indian Air Force has 10 women fighter pilots and 18 women navigators. The total strength of women officers serving in IAF is 1,875.
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Amid India- China border dispute, Indian Air Force's recently inducted Rafale fighter jet carried out sorties over Ladakh from a forward airbase.5 Rafale fighters have been inducted into Indian Air Force and they are familiarising themselves with operational areas.
India and China will hold Corps Commander level talks for the 6th time since June 2020. The talks are aimed at resolving the simmering situation at the LAC in Ladakh. The first five Corps Commander level talks have not been able to make much headway. However, coming in the backdrop of the high level meetings between Foreign and Defence Ministers of India & China in Moscow, there is some optimism about the latest talks. The Defence Minister had told Parliament that has tried on several occasions has tried to alter the status quo through aggressive means in at the LAC in Ladakh. He had also added that China has not honoured any of the agreements reached so far during talks at various levels. The latest round of talks also come as Indian Air Force conducted familiarization sorties of the recently acquired Rafale jets in Ladakh. So what impact will the Rafale jets have on the situation at the LAC? How will it boost India’s chances against the Chinese PLA? Watch Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda answer all these questions.
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A clash broke out between police personnel and physical training instructors in Haryana's Rohtak. The latter were reportedly protesting against their dismissal and wanted to submit a memorandum to Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. They were reportedly stopped from proceeding to the Public Works Department office in Charkhi Dadri by police. The protestors tried to break the barriers, leading to retaliation from police personnel armed with lathis. The incident took place on September 25. Watch the full video for more.
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Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Chautala stated that they will going to buy crop of Haryana farmers. Will buy the crops from farmers, when the procurement of crops will begin form October 01," Digvijay Chautala added. "Will not let break the role of Minimum Selling Price (MSP), middlemen and mandis in the agrarian sector. Injustice will not happen," said Digvijay Chautala. The bills will not affect traditional farming. He made this statement after paying tribute to his great grandfather Chaudhary Devi Lal on 107th birth anniversary at Kisan Ghat in New Delhi. Chaudhary Devi Lal was an Indian politician who served as 6th Deputy Prime Minister of India.
The farmers continued to burn stubble in Punjab's Verka. The stubble burning practice every year deteriorates air quality of Punjab and its adjoining states. A farmer said, "Punjab govt didn't fulfil its promise of compensation of Rs 2500, so we have to burn stubble in strain." Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) had also written to chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana to control cases of stubble burning.
In Ambala, vegetable traders at grain mandi stop work as mark of protest in support of farmer over three agriculture reform bills. "Don't know why government is damaging a good system running between vegetable traders and farmers. Farmers were getting fair price. Middlemen had their jobs and others were also employed in the system in the mandi. Government is saying they are making farmers independent but they are already independent," said a vegetable trader. The bills passed in Lok Sabha on September 17. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar to move Farmers' and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, in Rajya Sabha today.
Farmers continued to protest passage of agriculture ordinance bills in Lok Sabha across Haryana and Punjab on Sep 18. They gathered in Haryana's Ambala and Karnal to demonstrate against Agriculture Reform Bills. Several farmers also gathered at Sri Muktsar Sahib in Punjab to protest. Lok Sabha passed two bills related to agriculture marketing on September 17.
Bharatiya Kisan Union staged protest in Ludhiana on September 15. Thousands of farmers came out on streets to oppose the recent three farm sector ordinances passed by the Union Cabinet. Protesters also blocked the roads and streets. Farmers also staged sit-in protest in Ambala against recent agriculture ordinances.
As the ongoing IPL 2020 season is underway in United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic without the presence of crowd at the stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said it's unfortunate to not have the fans around, however, he is grateful that they are at least getting to play in these stressing times. "We play this game to put up a show for fans. But in these unprecedented times, it's unfortunate not to have them around. We are grateful that at least we're getting to play this game," Warner expressed his feeling of playing in an empty stadium. A spirited performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) guided them to a 10-run win over Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Stadium on September 21.
Indian Air Force's 'oldest' pilot turned 100 on Monday. Sqn Ldr Dalip Singh Majithia had retired in August 1947. Indian Air Force extended greetings to the legendary pilot. Air Force personnel arranged..
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