IAF’s Abhinandan’s unit gets ‘Falcon Slayers’ patches

The Indian Air Force has given new shoulder patches with titles ‘Falcon Slayers’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Bison squadron in a tribute to his bravery in shooting down a F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat on February 27, officials said. The new patches given to the 51 Squadron […]


IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman shifted out of Srinagar

Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan on February 27 during an aerial combat with Indian Air Force, had returned to his squadron in Srinagar last month though he was on a four-week sick leave. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who became the face of the tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, has been shifted out […]


No evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan army

The Pakistan army said India has failed to provide any evidence of downing a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the February 27 aerial combat over Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir, despite claiming that it has proof of the incident. The statement came hours after the Indian Air Force on Monday released radar images as part […]


Pakistan forces incoming SpiceJet cargo plane from Sharjah to leave

Pakistani authorities forced a SpiceJet cargo plane on its way from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan’s Kabul to turn back after it entered Pakistan’s airspace on Wednesday, two officials familiar with the matter said. Islamabad opened its airspace in phases in March after closing it following the Indian airstrike on a terror […]


On sick leave, Abhinandan returns to squadron in J-K

Varthaman preferred to stay with his squadron in Srinagar than going to his family home in Chennai while on leave. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan last month and returned to India two days later, has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave, official […]


This is new India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan must dismantle terror apparatus in his country or face consequences. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan often claims he is leading a new Pakistan. He made the same proclamation following the cowardly Pulwama suicide attack that martyred 40 brave men from the CRPF. Sadly, there is no evidence to back Khan’s claim. […]


The Post-Balakot challenge

India’s response to the Pulwama terrorist attack does signal a break from the past. But there is no clarity if the contours of a new approach have been drawn. As the events set in motion by the Pulwama attack wind down, one point, always present in India-Pakistan relations, bears reiteration. The relationship relates not only […]


Pakistan to send envoy Sohail Mahmood back to India

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan wants to sort out all issues with India that are hindering peace between the two countries. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan is sending its envoy back to India and is ready to engage with New Delhi to reduce tensions which are “de-escalating” […]

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Who should play WingCo Abhinandan? VOTE!

Does Ajay Devgn get your vote? On February 27, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s composure and patriotism became the talking point of the nation. Following intense scrutiny and international pressure, the MiG-21 Bison pilot was finally released on March 1 from Pakistan’s captivity. The Indian Air Force hailed its Air Warrior. Amul put out a dedicatory […]