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Kuwait fire: Plane carrying bodies of victims arrives in Delhi after Kochi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft transporting the bodies of 14 out of the 45 Indians who tragically died in a devastating fire at a building in Kuwait landed in Delhi from Kerala's Kochi on Friday evening, confirmed a senior official.The C-130J aircraft, which initially carried all 45 bodies, touched down at Kochi International Airport around 10:30 am.Upon arrival, thirty-one bodies were received by central and state ministers, including Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.Subsequently, the remaining 14 bodies were airlifted to Delhi aboard the same aircraft, which operated as a domestic flight from Kochi, as confirmed by airport authorities in Kerala.In Delhi, the solemn moment of arrival was marked by newly elected MPs Yogender Chandolia and Kamaljeet Sehrawat standing on the tarm...
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‘On PM Modi’s instructions… ‘: Minister Kirti Vardhan Singh on how DNA testing of Kuwait fire victims was done in 2 days | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force plane on Friday arrived in Kochi carrying the bodies of 45 Indians who were killed in the Kuwait building fire. Minister Kirti Vardhan Singh, who was also on the plane after overseeing operations in Kuwait, thanked the authorities for the quick process. He also credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the smooth process which led to the quick identification of the victims."The moment our government got to know that this incident had taken place, PM Modi immediately convened a meeting and instructed us to reach Kuwait immediately and take all possible steps so that the mortal remains could be brought back as soon as possible. We reached Kuwait and PM Modi had already spoken to the authorities there, to the foreign minister there and to the Emir of Kuwait,"...
17 students graduate from Air Force Test Pilots School in Bengaluru
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17 students graduate from Air Force Test Pilots School in Bengaluru

New Delhi: Seventeen students have graduated from the 46th Flight Test Course of the Air Force Test Pilots School.A valedictory ceremony was held at the school in Bengaluru on May 24 and the students were handed over certificates of qualification by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Anil Chauhan, according to a statement by the Press Information Bureau (PIB). Students were also given trophies for their outstanding performance under various categories. The graduating students are Sqn Ldr A Berwal with the Suranjan Das Trophy for best Test Pilot, Sqn Ldr Kapil Yadav – CAS Trophy for best flight evaluation, Sqn Ldr V Supriya – Maharaja Hanumanth Singhji Sword for best FTE, Sqn Ldr Rajnish Rai – Kapil Bhargava Trophy for best in ground subjects and Lt Cdr Gaurav Tyagi – Dunlop Trophy for mos...
‘Joint culture needed first’ — CDS Gen Chauhan outlines first steps on the road to theaterisation
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‘Joint culture needed first’ — CDS Gen Chauhan outlines first steps on the road to theaterisation

New Delhi: Noting that the armed forces are “status-posed” by nature, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan Tuesday underscored the importance of jointness and integration as the pre-requisites to the creation of functional Integrated Theatre Commands.The CDS, who has been tasked with executing the biggest military reform India has ever seen — theaterisation — said that unless a joint culture prevailed among at least tri-service organisations, “even put into joint headquarters and establishments, they are unlikely to succeed”. He said that a list, detailing what tri-service organisations are, will be out within a month. Show Full Article “Joint Culture, though different from Service specific Culture, needs to respect the...