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IAF unitspart of Balakot, Pakistan dogfight to be feted

Updated on Oct 06, 2019 11:54 PM IST

Balakot pilot Abhinandan Varthaman clears medical tests, set to fly soon

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was part of the fighter fleet that was sent to counter a package of incoming PAF fighters comprising F-16s among others on February 27, 2019.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:03 PM IST

Achieved our objective: Dhanoa on Balakot strike

On the Balakot airstrike, which was carried out in retaliation against the February 14 terror attack on a security convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 12:04 AM IST

‘Pakistan failed to achieve objective in counter-attack’: IAF Chief BS Dhanoa

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) failed to achieve its objective when it launched a counter-attack on February 27 through the Nowshera sector in Jammu, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Monday.
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 10:08 AM IST

‘How was its part found in India?’ Nirmala Sitharaman asks reporter to read on F-16

The Indian Air Force has already rubbished the US report.
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:32 PM IST

India, Pakistan scramble jets at border

Indian Air Force's Sukhoi 30 plane.
Published on Apr 02, 2019 12:06 AM IST

Pakistan changes stance on use of F-16s in aerial dogfight with India

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had so far said it had used only JF-17 Thunder jets, developed jointly with China, in the February 27 engagement with India.
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 12:31 PM IST

Opinion | What the IAF-PAF dogfight reveals

An IAF Mirage 2000 during a drill, 2017. It is only because of the force’s good training, situational awareness, and some luck that this audacious PAF mission failed.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 03:36 PM IST

China, Pakistan upgrading fighter aircraft used against Indian Air Force: Report

Pakistan Air Force personnel sit in front of their JF 17 jet fighter in Guangdong province, China.
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 01:30 AM IST

Pakistan says it downed two IAF jets, identifies pilots behind act

Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
Published on Mar 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST

IAF junks Pakistan’s claim of shooting down Sukhoi-30 fighter jets

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday said all the Sukhoi-30 fighter jets that were engaged in air combat with the Pakistan Air Force jets on February 27 had returned to base safely, amid claims by the neighbour that it had shot down a Su-30 jet.
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 10:50 PM IST

‘Challenges not over yet, keep your guards up’: Pakistan Air Force chief tells officers

The Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting what it said was a JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26. The next day, Pakistan retaliated with a large air formation, comprising 24 fighter jets, including F-16s.
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 06:51 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST

If provoked, prepared for any contingency: Army at joint defence briefing

India’s Air Vice-Marshal R.G.K Kapoor (R) flanked by Navy’s Rear Admiral DS Gujral (C) and Army’s Major General Surinder Singh Mahal speaks with the media in the lawns of India’s Defence Ministry in New Delhi.
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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