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Swiss aircraft deal: CBI books Sanjay Bhandari, IAF, MoD officials

Bhandari is already facing a probe by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with foreign assets allegedly held by Robert Vadra, a claim denied by Vadra.

An-32 crash: Harsh weather continues to hamper operation to retrieve bodies of 13 personnel

The AN-32, which took off from the Air Force Station in Assam's Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm, never landed at the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Shi Yomi district.


Inclement weather hampers operation to retrieve bodies of IAF aircraft crash victims

Shillong-based IAF spokesman Ratnakar Singh said the rescue operation, which commenced early Saturday morning, could not progress further due to inclement weather at the crash site.

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till June 28

Pakistan had fully shut its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.

IAF AN-32 HIGHLIGHTS: No breakthrough in search for missing aircraft; operations to continue overnight

Search operation to locate the missing IAF AN-32 aircraft is underway. Two Mi17s and one ALH have been deployed with the ground party of the Army and the ITBP to locate the aircraft that went missing Monday with 13 people onboard.

Pilot’s wife was on ATC duty in Jorhat when IAF AN-32 vanished from radar

“His father has gone to Assam to meet the authorities and get updates quickly, but his mother is at home. She is absolutely shattered, and is barely able to speak without crying,” a relative said.


Missing IAF AN-32 aircraft: In this Punjab family, a mother who doesn’t know her son’s missing, a father who is searching for him

The wreckage of the IAF AN-32 aircraft remained untraced for the third straight day on Wednesday although massive multi-agency search operations are going on, officials said.

IAF transport aircraft with 13 on board lost in Arunachal Pradesh

The last time an IAF transport aircraft went missing was in 2016, when an AN-32 disappeared over the Bay of Bengal after taking off from Chennai for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The search and rescue operation continued for weeks but the aircraft was never found.

IAF AN-32 aircraft loses contact with ground station; eight crew, five passengers on board

The aircraft was carrying eight crew members and five passengers and is yet to make any contacts with the ground.

AN-32 aircraft certified to fly on bio-jet fuel

The IAF has undertaken a series of evaluation tests and trials with this green aviation fuel for the last one year. The scope of these checks was in consonance with international aviation standards.

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IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival