INDIAN AIR FORCE
IAF creates nine quarantine facilities at its nodal bases across country as coronavirus cases multiply
"Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore (CHAFB) has been designated as the first laboratory in the IAF to undertake COVID-19 testing, which will greatly enhance the region's ability to carry out quick testing of suspected cases and allow prompt and timely intervention where required," it mentioned.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews action plan for coronavirus; army ready to provide hospitals and labs
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Armed forces have 4 quarantine facilities on standby: Nodal officer for Covid-19 cases
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Indian Army's courses postponed amid coronavirus scare
Some of the army courses that have been postponed include the senior command course, meant for officers taking on command appointments. Officials also said that courses that are in progress will continue with precautions. The army has also cancelled non-essential training, conferences and movement in view of the pandemic.
India provided 15 tonnes of medical supplies worth Rs 2.11 crore to coronavirus-hit China: Government
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the medical supplies included one lakh surgical masks, five lakh pairs of surgical gloves, 75 pieces of infusion pumps, 30 pieces of enteral feeding pumps, 21 pieces of defibrillator and 4,000 pieces of N-95 masks.
Coronavirus: MEA pulls out all stops to ensure safety of Indians abroad, sets up special cell
Additional Secretary Dammu Ravi has been appointed as the point person for coordinating the response to COVID-19.He has four other officers and staff to support him, officials said.
Being first or woman doesn't matter, being a fighter pilot does; say Indian Air Force's first female fighter pilots
"We are very lucky that we have got an opportunity to fulfill our dreams because when we joined there was no option for women to join fighters' team." "Once we got our training staged we got the news that we would be allowed so I would like to say that Air Force has supported us a lot to achieve our dreams," one of the first three fighter pilots Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi said.
TADA court frames charges against Yasin Malik and 6 others in 1990 killing of IAF personnel
The additional sessions TADA judge III, a designated court for hearing the case, had on Saturday said that there was enough evidence to frame charges against Malik and six others in the case, officials said. On Monday, the court ordered framing of charges against all the seven accused after hearing the CBI as well as defence counsel, they said.
Defence ministry sets up 7 more quarantine facilities for coronavirus patients
The facilities have been set up at Jaisalmer, Suratgadh, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Deolali, Kolkata and Chennai. "We are expecting more civilians to be brought back to India. We are ready with our facilities," Army spokesperson said. The Army is already operating a quarantine facility in Manesar, while the one in Hindon, near Ghaziabad, is being operated by the air force.
Indian scientists in Iran not been able to establish makeshift lab for COVID-19 test: Official sources
Iran is one of the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus outbreak and the government has been working on plans to bring back the Indians stranded there. India is preparing to set up a makeshift laboratory in Iran to test 1,200 of its citizens stuck in the country before evacuating them, officials said. Those stranded in Iran are mostly students and pilgrims.
Indian Air Force has two-pronged strategy to deal with shortage of fighter jets: Government
The IAF is in the process of acquiring additional 83 LCA Mk1A aircrafts for which contract negotiations are in progress. Delivery of LCA Mk1A aircraft would commence 3 yrs from the date of signing of contract. Request For Proposal for 83 LCA Mk1A was issued to December, 2017. A Request For Information for procurement of 114 MRFA was issued in April 2018.
China allows Indian Air Force flight to Wuhan after dilly-dally
The IAF Flight will also bring back some Indian and foreign nationals from some of our neighboring countries who have sought assistance in traveling to India in keeping with Prime Minister Modi’s neighbourhood first policy. Earlier Air India flight brought back nationals of Maldives and Bangladesh along with over 600 Indians from Wuhan.
IAF plane with 58 Indian pilgrims from Iran lands at Hindon airbase
"First batch of 58 Indian pilgrims being brought back from #Iran. IAF C-17 taken off from Tehran and expected to land soon in Hindon," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar informed a little while ago.
IAF plane C-17 Globemaster with Indians stranded in Iran lands at Hindon airbase
IAF C-17 Globemaster carrying the first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims, lands at Hindon air force station in Ghaziabad from Tehran, Iran. IAF p...
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