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Abhilasha Barak is Indian Army’s first woman combat aviator


New Delhi: Captain Abhilasha Barak became the first woman to join the Army Aviation Corps as a helicopter pilot after completing a year-long course at the Combat Army Aviation Training School at Nashik in Maharashtra, the army said. Barak, 26, hails from Haryana and is the daughter of a retired colonel. She was commissioned in the...

India to buy 30 Predator drones, may help avoid US sanctions over S-300


New Delhi: India is all set to acquire 30 MQ-9B Predator Drones from the US in a deal worth $3 billion. The Defense Procurement Board (DPB) of India has given its nod for a proposal to be sent to Defense Acquisition Committee (DAC) headed by defense minister Rajnath Singh. The final approval for the deal is...