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    IATA cut full-year net profit forecast to $25.9 billion, a 5.1% decline from 2018.

    "As per information received, 182 incidents of flying of drones have been observed on the borders," Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said in RS on Wednesday in response to a written question. He added, the IAF is the main airspace control agency & continues to train all security agencies and all state & union territory police forces on anti-drone measures.

    "Thirteen fighter aircraft have crashed during the period from 2017-18 to November 2019. Every accident is followed by an investigation by a BoI or a CoI which gives causes of accident and suggests remedial measures to avoid similar accident in the future. "These recommendations are circulated to all the operating units for implementation," he said.

    The Barak-8 Air and Missile Defence system or LRSAM provides a 360-degree defence against various airborne threats. Complemented by a state-of-the-art multi-mission radar, flexible control and command system, and two-way data link, Barak-8 can engage multiple targets at the same time during day and night in all weather conditions, which makes it a lethal weapon.

    The Hercules C130 aircraft took off at 4:55 p.m. (1955 GMT) from the southern city of Punta Arenas and operators lost contact with it shortly after 6:00 p.m.

    The aim of exercise INDRA 2019 is to enhance interoperability and develop an understanding in order to effectively tackle common security challenges, they said. "The Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) Ships Yaroslav Mudry, Viktor Konetsky and Elyna arrived at Goa on December 10 to participate in INDRA 2019," the Indian defence ministry said.

    A GoAir spokesperson said the flight G8 28 from Singapore to Bengaluru had an air turn back on priority shortly after take off, following a technical issue on Monday. "There were 158 passengers on board. The aircraft is currently being attended to by the GoAir engineering team," he added.

    "The first lot of 10,000 SiG 716 assault rifles has arrived in India and has been sent to the Northern Command," top Indian Army sources told ANI. The Northern Command looks after the counter-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir including the stopping the influx of terrorists from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir who are trained there.

    In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad performed worst as its air quality index recorded 404. The air quality in Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Noida was 377, 341 and 390, respectively.

    There’s been a 15-20% jump in advance bookings for destinations such as Goa, Udaipur and Jaipur from the year earlier as an increase in winter schedule capacity has resulted in a decline in some domestic fares. Advance bookings for international destinations like Singapore, Colombo, Bangkok, Dubai, Mauritius and Malaysia are up 10-12%.

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