Free Press Journal
  • MiG-29K skids and catches fire in Goa, trainee pilot ejects to safety

    Dabolim : A MiG-29K aircraft skid off the runway and caught fire at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport on Wednesday, bringing back memories of the Dornier (Do-228) crash in 2015. Goa airport, which operates from the Indian Naval base INS Hansa, had to keep its runway closed for almost an hour after the incident. A statement of the Defence Ministry stated that the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned by a trainee

  • Defence Minister accused of evading answers in Parl

    New Delhi : Ministers at times take cover in Parliament not to reply to questions by the MPs, saying “the information is being collected and will be laid on the table of the House.”

  • Naik opposes govt’s decision to allot land to Navy

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP from Goa Shantaram Naik today opposed the state government’s decision to allot five acres of land to Indian Navy for a Naval Enclave to be developed at the proposed Greenfield airport coming at Mopa. The Defence ministry had proposed a naval enclave at the new airport which has been approved by state government.

  • Navy Has Land For Golf Courses, Not For Airport Expansion, Rues Cong

    Panaji : If the Indian Navy has surplus land to build golf courses, it can certainly offer some land critical for the extension and upgradation of the Dabolim airport, state Congress president Luizinho Faleiro said Monday, adding to the controversy over building a second airport in Goa.