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IAF has released a video of a precision strike carried out by Mirage 2000s against a dummy target in Rajasthan. The strike was carried out by members of the squadron that carried out the Balakot air strike.(IAF video/screen grab)

On Balakot anniv, IAF video shows jets bombing target with Spice 2000 bombs

By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:19 PM IST
  • The IAF’s Mirage 2000s hit three targets in Balakot with five Israeli-origin Spice 2000 bombs with penetrator warheads that allowed them to pierce through the rooftops before exploding inside to cause maximum damage.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu. (PTI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a 'Shanti Sammelan' event in Jammu. (PTI)

News updates from HT: Congress G-23 honor Azad, discuss Gandhian philosophy

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday criticised those from within the country who had termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a “statesman” for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and said the IAF pilot’s release was as per law and not a favour.(AFP File Photo)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday criticised those from within the country who had termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a “statesman” for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and said the IAF pilot’s release was as per law and not a favour.(AFP File Photo)

Pak did no favour by returning IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, says defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 12:11 AM IST
India had sent back 90,000 Pakistani soldiers unconditionally after the 1971 war, in which Pakistan was defeated, said defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
HT Image(ANI)
HT Image(ANI)

Sleep deprived, choked, beaten up: How IAF pilot Abhinandan held off Pak grilling

Hindustan Times | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The official, who is part of a team debriefing Varthaman after he walked back into India across the Wagah border on March 1, said the Wing Commander was deprived of sleep, choked and even beaten up by his captors in Pakistan.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Wagah border after his release by Pakistani authorities on Friday.(PTI)
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Wagah border after his release by Pakistani authorities on Friday.(PTI)

IAF pilot Abhinandan will now be part of Rajasthan school syllabus

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 08:27 PM IST
Rajasthan’s education minister Govind Singh Dotasra said the step is to honour the fighter pilot.
The BCCI on Friday put out a picture of the Indian Team’s jersey bearing IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s name and number 1 on it as a tribute after his return to the country from Pakistan.(BCCI/Twitter)
The BCCI on Friday put out a picture of the Indian Team’s jersey bearing IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s name and number 1 on it as a tribute after his return to the country from Pakistan.(BCCI/Twitter)

BCCI, cricketers pay tribute to IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman upon return

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 10:17 AM IST
The BCCI on Friday put out a picture of the Indian Team’s jersey bearing IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s name and number 1 on it as a tribute after his return to the country from Pakistan
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the Wagah-Attari border post into India from Pakistan on Friday evening(ANI photo)
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the Wagah-Attari border post into India from Pakistan on Friday evening(ANI photo)

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman back home after 58 hours in Pakistan Army custody

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 04:38 PM IST
The 35-year-old Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying the MiG-21 Bison that shot down the PAF F-16 on Wednesday morning before he was captured.
ndian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistan on Wednesday, will be released tomorrow as a "gesture of peace", Imran Khan declared today on Thursday.(ANI)
ndian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistan on Wednesday, will be released tomorrow as a "gesture of peace", Imran Khan declared today on Thursday.(ANI)

US welcomes Pakistan’s decision to release captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that the captured IAF pilot Varthaman will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace.
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace” through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday.(Facebook)
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace” through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday.(Facebook)

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be back home soon, BSF cancels retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The 35-year-old Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying the MiG-21 Bison that shot down the PAF F-16 in the aerial engagement with Pakistan on Wednesday morning.
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