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Pakistani Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan speaks to Nigerian security personnel in this file picture. (AFP)

Pakistan, Turkey are two countries but one nation: Pak Air Force chief

ANI | , Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The Air Chief said that Pakistan fully supports Turkey on Cyprus and other regional issues and also stands by Ankara in its war against terrorism.
Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, walks as he arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan March 23, 2019.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, walks as he arrives to attend the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan March 23, 2019.(REUTERS)

Pak Army publication focuses on Kashmir; Bajwa writes on Art 370, Balakot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The Green Book 2020, a biennial publication of the Pakistan Army with essays by both serving and retired officers that reflect the military’s overall strategy and objectives, also has a message by Bajwa that describes Kashmir as a “nuclear flashpoint”.
The US-built F-16 was taking part in rehearsals for a Pakistan Day air show.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
The US-built F-16 was taking part in rehearsals for a Pakistan Day air show.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)

Pakistan Air Force F-16 crashes in Islamabad during national day fly-past

Islamabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Pakistan Air Force said in statement, “rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the crash,” adding that “a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident”.
Singer Adnan Sami at the launch of his music album Tu Yaad Aya in Mumbai with wife Roya Faryabi and daughter Medina..(IANS)
Singer Adnan Sami at the launch of his music album Tu Yaad Aya in Mumbai with wife Roya Faryabi and daughter Medina..(IANS)

My father just did his duty as a soldier, he loved India: Adnan Sami

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Singer Adnan Sami says that his father, a Pakistan Air Force pilot, didn’t question him when he announced his decision to become an Indian citizen. “The fact is, he loved India,” Adnan says.
The incident, which occurred on September 23, ended with the Pakistan Air Force jets escorting the airliner out of Pakistani airspace. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The incident, which occurred on September 23, ended with the Pakistan Air Force jets escorting the airliner out of Pakistani airspace. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SpiceJet’s Kabul flight intercepted by Pak’s F-16 jets due to ‘misunderstanding’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 07:54 PM IST
One official said Pakistani authorities mistook the SpiceJet flight for a military aircraft. The airliner was intercepted by two F-16 jets and escorted for almost half an hour.
The air strikes against the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror base were India’s response to the Pulwama suicide bomb attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed on February 14.(HT image)
The air strikes against the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror base were India’s response to the Pulwama suicide bomb attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed on February 14.(HT image)

IAF unitspart of Balakot, Pakistan dogfight to be feted

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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.
Pakistan Air Force used JF-17 Thunder fighter aircrafts apart from Mirage jets in the combat-level joint exercise with China(REUTERS)
Pakistan Air Force used JF-17 Thunder fighter aircrafts apart from Mirage jets in the combat-level joint exercise with China(REUTERS)

Pakistan fighters in biggest ‘real-combat level’ drill with China months after post-Balakot dogfight with India

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The 15-day drill was the biggest joint air force exercise involving the Chinese and fighter aircrafts from a foreign country, the Chinese military said it was the most comprehensive in terms of equipment used and involved the most “complete combat unit”.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, pose for a photograph after a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station in Pathankot.(Photo: PTI)
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, pose for a photograph after a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station in Pathankot.(Photo: PTI)

Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed Pak F16, flies again, this time with IAF chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Wing Commander Abhinandan - who was taken captive by Pakistan on February 27 after he was shot down over Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir- had been recently cleared to fly.
Sources said Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal told Wing Commander Abinandan Varthaman to turn back at the right moment but the pilot did not get the message as Pakistan had jammed the communication system.(PTI image)
Sources said Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal told Wing Commander Abinandan Varthaman to turn back at the right moment but the pilot did not get the message as Pakistan had jammed the communication system.(PTI image)

Woman fighter controller who helped intercept Pak’s air attack gets medal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:22 PM IST
Sq Ldr Minty Aggarwal was part of a team of seven fighter controllers on duty on February 27 morning and controlled the Indian Air Force’s interception package launched to stop Pakistan’s fighter jets.
The Indian Air Force first made the request for better communications in 2005. Making its case then, IAF pointed to new age communication facility such as data link.(PTI Photo)
The Indian Air Force first made the request for better communications in 2005. Making its case then, IAF pointed to new age communication facility such as data link.(PTI Photo)

Abhinandan, who downed Pak F16, could’ve escaped but for old message system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 09:23 PM IST
If his MiG 21 Bison had been equipped with anti-jamming technology, Varthaman may have turned around when instructed to. That would have prevented him from being shot down and taken captive by Pakistan.
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.(ANI PHOTO.)
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.(ANI PHOTO.)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
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.
After a decade of use, it was time for the first JF-17s to undergo overhauls, the report quoted military analysts as saying, adding that the first overhaul started in November 2017 after a contract was signed between the two sides in 2016.(REUTERS PHOTO)
After a decade of use, it was time for the first JF-17s to undergo overhauls, the report quoted military analysts as saying, adding that the first overhaul started in November 2017 after a contract was signed between the two sides in 2016.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Weeks after aerial dogfight, China delivered overhauled fighter jet to Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:01 PM IST
Changsha 5712 Aircraft Industry, which operates under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), reassembled the overhauled JF-17 fighter jet and delivered it to Pakistan in March, China Aviation News reported earlier this week.
Pakistan has been thrilled before by stories of scientific prodigies plucked from obscurity before -- notably, that of the engineer who said in 2012 that he had invented a car that could run on water -- a story that was later debunked by scientists.(AFP)
Pakistan has been thrilled before by stories of scientific prodigies plucked from obscurity before -- notably, that of the engineer who said in 2012 that he had invented a car that could run on water -- a story that was later debunked by scientists.(AFP)

The Pakistani popcorn seller who built his own plane

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 08:26 PM IST
The tale of Muhammad Fayyaz has captured the hearts of many in a nation where millions, just like him, have limited access to education and are fighting for opportunities.
Air Vice Marshal Kapoor said the AWACS radar image of the engagement area west of the Line of Control opposite Jhangar clearly establishes that there were a bunch of F-16s opposite Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Air Vice Marshal Kapoor said the AWACS radar image of the engagement area west of the Line of Control opposite Jhangar clearly establishes that there were a bunch of F-16s opposite Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

IAF goes public with radar images to rebut Pakistan over F-16 shot down by India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:42 AM IST
The IAF said there was more credible evidence available to establish that Pakistan Air Force had lost one F-16 in the air action.
The Indian Air Force has already rubbished the US report.
The Indian Air Force has already rubbished the US report.

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

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.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday accused the Modi-led government of “lying” to the nation on the Balakot air strike and shooting down of a Pakistani F-16 in the aerial dogfight between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).(REUTERS)
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday accused the Modi-led government of “lying” to the nation on the Balakot air strike and shooting down of a Pakistani F-16 in the aerial dogfight between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).(REUTERS)

After Imran Khan’s tweet, BJP says Oppn helping those harbouring terror

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 08:42 PM IST
The BJP was reacting to queries on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan accusing the BJP of “whipping up war hysteria” and making a “false claim” of downing an F-16 aircraft.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG 29 releases bombs during an IAF exercise named, "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran in Rajasthan. Image for representation.(AP file photo)
An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG 29 releases bombs during an IAF exercise named, "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran in Rajasthan. Image for representation.(AP file photo)

India says Pak F-16 was shot down in Feb dogfight, refutes US media report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 09:28 PM IST
India has denied US report claiming that none of the F-16 fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force was shot down in the February 27 aerial dogfight along the Line of Control.
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.(Mint File/Representative image)
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.(Mint File/Representative image)

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

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”.
This comes over a month after a PAF F-16 was shot down by IAF’s MiG-21 Bison piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was later taken into custody by Pakistan after he crossed over during the mid-air dogfight.
This comes over a month after a PAF F-16 was shot down by IAF’s MiG-21 Bison piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was later taken into custody by Pakistan after he crossed over during the mid-air dogfight.

India scrambles Sukhoi jets after Pak drone sighted near border: Sources

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Neither the Indian fighter jets nor the Pakistani jets violated airspace restrictions
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.(REUTERS)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.(REUTERS)

Imran Khan says Indo-Pak relations to remain tense till elections in India

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2019 04:10 PM IST
“The danger is not over. The situation will remain tense till forthcoming general elections in India. We are already prepared to avert any aggression from India,” Dawn quoted Khan as saying.
Army soldiers. Image for representation purpose only.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Army soldiers. Image for representation purpose only.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Pakistan air force, army on high alert; lines border with F-16 fighters, troops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Two weeks after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is on full operational alert with an entire squadron of F-16 fighters deployed along its eastern front.
The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.(IAF/Twitter)
The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.(IAF/Twitter)

Indian Air Force shares Hindi poem trolling Pakistan on cross border air strike

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 02:20 PM IST
The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.
The JeM had taken responsibility of the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after the attack.(ANI/File Photo)
The JeM had taken responsibility of the attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after the attack.(ANI/File Photo)

Pakistan says it will ‘soon’ respond to India’s dossier on JeM

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday said it will “soon” respond to a dossier handed over to it by India on “specific details” of involvement of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the deadly Pulwama terror attack as also the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed terror outfit in the country.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) asserted it was in a “high state of preparedness” to foil any aggressive move by its Pakistani counterpart.(Hindustan Times/Raj K Raj)
The Indian Air Force (IAF) asserted it was in a “high state of preparedness” to foil any aggressive move by its Pakistani counterpart.(Hindustan Times/Raj K Raj)

Strict vigil in skies, prepared for aggressive moves by Pakistan: IAF

New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:05 PM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) asserted it was in a “high state of preparedness” to foil any aggressive move by its Pakistani counterpart.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has been undergoing medical treatment at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has been undergoing medical treatment at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi.(ANI)

‘Fitness first’: IAF chief Dhanoa on Abhinandan’s return to cockpit

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Abhinandan became the first IAF pilot to shoot down an F-16 fighter jet during an aerial combat with the Pakistani Air Force. He had returned to India on Friday after spending more than 50 hours in the custody of the Pakistan Army.
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the first recipient of the ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’ instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.(PTI Photo)
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be the first recipient of the ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’ instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.(PTI Photo)

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be awarded with Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar

Nashik | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 03:41 PM IST
The award for the fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was announced in New Delhi by the organisation’s chairperson Manidra Jain, said its Maharashtra chapter convener Paras Lohade here.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI photo)
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI photo)

‘Abhinandan Varthaman is first IAF pilot to down an F-16’: Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy

By S Krishnaswamy
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2019 11:34 AM IST
The nation is celebrating the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to India on Friday after two days in Pakistani custody.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI fphoto)
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI fphoto)

Highlights| ‘Welcome Home Wing Commander’, tweets PM after IAF pilot’s homecoming

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:54 PM IST

Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace” through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday, two days after he was captured across the Line of Control after shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet.Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced on Thursday that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be freed on Friday after New Delhi sought his unconditional, immediate and unharmed release signalling a de-escalation in the spiralling tension with New Delhi. Wing Commander Abhinandan was brought by Pakistani authorities from Rawalpindi to Lahore and handed over first to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) under rules of the Geneva Convention before being brought to the check post to return home. Watch| Hundreds gather at Attari-Wagah post to welcome IAF pilot

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MiG 21 pilot took out Pak’s F16 before capture, says IAF at joint briefing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 09:39 PM IST
The Indian Air Force lost one MiG 21 aircraft. Though the pilot ejected safely his parachute drifted into PoJ&K, where he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army,” he said at a press conference in New Delhi.
Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah arrives at South Block on Wednesday.
Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah arrives at South Block on Wednesday.

India summons Pakistan deputy high commissioner, lodges protest

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 05:59 PM IST
According to external affairs ministry sources, Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah told Indian officials about capturing of an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot by Pakistani authorities.
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