UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The Number 9 Mirage-2000 squadron, ‘Wolf Pack’, that carried out the Balakot raid; Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s Number 51 Squadron, ‘Sword Arms’; and Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal’s 601 Signal Unit will get the citations, one of the officers said.
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:03 PM IST
The Bangalore-based Institute of Aerospace Medicine - the final certifying authority on the fitness of a pilot – declared Wing Commander Abhinandan fit to fly.
Hindustan Times, Gwalior | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Dhanoa asserted that the IAF achieved its stated military objective but the Pakistani side did not. “But none of them [PAF aircraft] crossed the LoC [Line of Control] into our side,” he told reporters.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 10:08 AM IST
On January 26, Indian Air Force fighters struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp in Balakot deep inside Pakistan, killing an unspecified number of terrorists.
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Foreign Policy quoted one of the senior US defence officials with direct knowledge of the count as saying Pakistan invited the US to physically count its F-16 planes after the incident as part of an end-user agreement signed when the foreign military sale was finalised.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 12:06 AM IST
Military tensions between India and Pakistan escalated following the Balakot strikes, with PAF fighters, including F-16s, making a failed attempt to bomb Indian military installations on February 27.
Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 12:31 PM IST
The statement described the events of February 27 as “part of history now” and said no Pakistani F-16 “was hit by the Indian Air Force”.
By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The February 27 aerial duel shows India’s military capability doesn’t match its ambitions. Blame the nation’s tardy defence acquisition process for this.
Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:30 AM IST
The JF-17, or the FC-1, is a single-engine multi-role light fighter jet jointly developed by China and Pakistan for export, according to the website of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in the National Assembly that one Indian jet was shot down by Squadron Leader Hassan Siddiqui while the other was downed by Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan.
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 10:50 PM IST
The air force said the deployment of F-16 by PAF and multiple launches of the AMRAAM (advanced medium range air to air missile) were conclusively observed by the Indian military.
Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 06:51 PM IST
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief on Monday asked his officers to keep their “guard up” as challenges facing the country “are not over yet”, amid heightened tensions with India following the Pulwama terror attack and an aerial combat between the two forces.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be back home soon, BSF cancels retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border
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.
Hindustan Times | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Rear Admiral DS Gujral, the officiating director general of naval operations, said the navy was prepared to respond swiftly, resolutely and strongly to any “Pakistani misadventure”.