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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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EC lets off Amit Shah over Nagpur, Nadia speeches

The Election Commission on Friday found no violation of model code or its instructions on armed forces in two speeches delivered by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah in West Bengal and Maharashtra. The Commission concluded that it is of the considered view that in this matter, no such violation of MCC or ECI’s instructions […]

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‘We did not like how army’s name was being misused’

‘This letter is not a complaint, it’s more indignation, because we do not like being used as political tools by people of various parties.’ Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, April 12, condemned the circulation of a letter written to President Ram Nath Kovind by veterans of the armed forces expressing displeasure over politicisation of […]

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Technology was on India’s side in Balakot operation: IAF chief

"In the proposed induction of the Rafale and S-400 surface-to-air missile system, in the next two-four years, once again the technological balance will shift in our favour like it was in 2002 during Operation Parakaram during the last stand-off," Dhanoa said. Technology was on India’s side in the Balakot air strikes, Air Chief Marshal BS […]

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Pak violated ceasefire over 500 times after Balakot: Army

As many as 513 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have taken place along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian Air Force’s air strike on terror launch pads in Pakistan, the Indian army said on Saturday. The air strike by India came two weeks after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, in […]

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‘We did not like how army’s name was being misused’

‘This letter is not a complaint, it’s more indignation, because we do not like being used as political tools by people of various parties.’ Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, April 12, condemned the circulation of a letter written to President Ram Nath Kovind by veterans of the armed forces expressing displeasure over politicisation of […]

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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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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 […]