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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MiG-21 shot down Pak F-16; have electronic evidence, says India

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and there are eyewitness accounts as well as electronic evidence for it, the ministry of external affairs said on Saturday. It also said evidence on the use of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan is […]

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India shares Pakistan F-16 missile details with US

Sources said the contract details and the part of the missile show the use of F-16s in the air strike since the US, which sold the fighter jets to Pakistan, does not allow these platforms to be used in an offensive role. India has dug up contract details between the United States and Pakistan on […]

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Airlines re-route flights as Pakistan closes airspace

Various airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines Wednesday announced they were rerouting their flights as Pakistan closed its airspace in the wake of escalating tensions with India. “Inbound and Outbound flights from USA and Europe for Delhi are being re-routed through Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Flights landing into India from […]

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Lockheed and Tata meet local suppliers to source F-16 parts

Lockheed Martin, a New York Stock Exchange-listed firm, and Tier-I suppliers of its F-16 fighter, met with about 70 Indian micro, small and medium enterprises on Tuesday to gauge the potential for making components for the aircraft in India. “The F-16 provides unmatched opportunities for Indian companies of all sizes, including Micro, Small & Medium […]