The jets took off from France on Monday and will arrive at the Air Force station on Wednesday, after covering a distance of 7,000 km with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop in the United Arab Emirates.
In its journey from ‘Umbala’ to Ambala, the Haryana town and district has emerged as home to the oldest cantonment and the oldest air force station. When six Rafale fighter Jets are inducted into the No. 17 Squadron on July 27, it will be yet another tryst with history for this garrison town
Highly placed sources in the Army revealed that the Counter Intelligence (CI) units of the Military Intelligence (MI) have been asked to be more pro-active in detecting violation of protocols for social media and smartphones.
The Indian Express has done a series of reports on the illegal mining being done in the villages around New Chandigarh (Mullanpur) and the latest report on July 6 had highlighted the possible involvement on certain influential people right under the nose of district officials.
The Indian Express team visited the villages of Abhipur, Mianpur Changar, Kubaheri and Khizrabad and found that despite several news reports highlighting the mining being carried out illegally in these areas, it was business as usual for those involved in such activities.
IAF officials say that being an indigenously developed system, the ALCS would offer inherent advantages of in-house maintenance, future upgradeability, saving of foreign exchange, and help in making the country self-reliant in aviation-related technology.
While addressing NRIs Monday, Navjot Singh Sidhu had blamed all governments since 1997 for landing the state in a financial mess. He did not spare his the current Congress government too, in which he remained a minister.
Highly placed sources informed The Indian Express that a formation from Uttar Pradesh has been ordered to move to Ladakh post-haste Thursday night. Similar movements have also been ordered from other areas too.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too weighed in and sought answers while former Generals that The Indian Express spoke too had their own observations on practices on the Line of Actual Control, clauses in border agreements and the implementation on the ground.
“In fact, a sizeable number of labourers had boarded the train and were made to get down from the train. The registration of labour was done by the various Deputy Commissioners and Block Development Officers. The train was to depart at 7 PM. We had to cancel the train at 6 PM,” the officer said.
India-China violent faceoff: The Army said there were casualties on both sides. Beijing was silent on PLA losses. This unprecedented and dangerous turn to the de-escalation efforts on the LAC set the lines working in the two capitals.