Abhinandan’s squadron gets ‘Falcon Slayer’ patch for F-16 kill

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s No. 51 Squadron of MiG-21 Bisons have received a special “Falcon Slayers” and “AMRAAM Dodgers” patches on their flying overalls to commemorate the February 27 dogfight, in which he shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter. Read More
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Wg Cdr Abhinandan’s debriefing ends, sent on sick leave

A government official said the debriefing of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman is over and he has been sent on sick leave for three weeks. The official also said the pilot will be medically examined again and only then the call will be taken if he can fly again. Read More
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EC directs FB to remove IAF pilot’s photo shared by BJP MLA

The Election Commission asked Facebook to remove two political posters with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s photograph shared by BJP leader and Delhi MLA Om Prakash Sharma. Read More
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‘PAF F-16 pilot’: Identified father says ‘Shahaz-ud-Din’ not his son

In a new turn of events, a retired Air Marshal Wasim-ud-din of Pakistan, who media reports claimed as a father of downed Pakistani F-16 pilot, Wing Commander Shahaz-ud-Din (or Shahzaz-ud-Din, according to some reports), has said that Shahaz-ud-Din was not his son. Read More
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IAF confirms Jaish camp hit; Abhinandan to fly again if fit

The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, on Monday, while addressing a news conference in Coimbatore, has confirmed that the air strikes achieved their objectives. Read More
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BJP dots Ahmedabad with posters lauding Modi for Balakot bombing

Various hoardings carrying the images of Narendra Modi along with the Indian soldiers and with messages such as “Modi hai toh mumkin hai”, lauding the prime minister for the IAF strikes on terror camps in Pakistan, dotted the city of Ahmedabad ahead of Modi’s visit to the city. Read More
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Govt asks YouTube to remove videos of Wg Cdr Abhinandan

While following the directives from the Union home ministry, the information and technology ministry of India has requested YouTube to remove all 11-video links showing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistani captivity from their website. Read More
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India shows debris of missile to prove Pak’s F-16 took part in raid

The debris of AIM-120 C-5 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) missile that can only be fired from an F-16 aircraft, were shown in the joint news conference conducted by the Army, Air Force and the Navy. Read More
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Imran Khan says Pakistan will release Wg Cdr Abhinandan

While addressing the Pakistan National Assembly, on Thursday, Pakistani Prime Minister Khan said Wg Cdr Abhinandan will be released as a “gesture of peace” in an attempt to de-escalate the rising tension between New Delhi and Islamabad. Read More
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Rising tensions: World urges India, Pakistan to show restrain

Following the rapid escalation of hostilities between the Pulwama terror attack, which triggered Indian air strikes on terror camps inside Pakistan and subsequent Pakistani military retaliation, world leaders have urged both New Delhi and Islamabad to de-escalate tensions. Read More
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