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What PAF’s lies and deception couldn’t hide — an F-16 tail number and a brave pilot

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

In PAF lies & subterfuge, an F-16 tail number & a PAF pilot — both hidden to serve a myth

How Pakistan managed to clamp down on eyewitness accounts, online videos of the crash and initial ISPR flip flops — to obscure the fact that a PAF F-16 jet was shot down by an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison on 27 February, writes Sameer Joshi.

Why 2019 may not turn out to be like 2004

What makes 2019 different from 2004? PM-KISAN, Balakot strikes, no big riot, rurban India, and a lot of other factors, writes Shivam Vij.

Meet the young women and men who drafted Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha elections

The 19-member Congress team that drafted the party manifesto was supported by a group of more than 25 people who all had different callings and motives, reports Neelam Pandey.

BMW, Louis Vuitton & murders, robberies — Life and crimes of UP gangster Badan Singh Baddo

Uttar Pradesh criminal mastermind Badan Singh Baddo — who was serving a life sentence for the murder of an advocate in 1996 — escaped from police custody. What adds to his public persona is not the fact that he escaped, but how he managed to do it, writes Nandita Singh.

Why Priyanka Gandhi can be BJP’s best friend in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into active politics and the Congress’ decision to contest most of the seats in UP alone are more than likely to tilt the balance in the BJP’s favour, writes Mohammed Ayoob.

Sindoor to papad, lungis to Kolhapuri chappals, it’s all made in China today

Chinese goods are flooding Indian households and meeting even their most basic needs, making inroads into areas hitherto considered a domestic preserve, writes Remya Nair.

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

It is reasonable to conclude at this stage that for the first time in our political history, Pakistan has become the centre-stage of the incumbent’s campaign, writes Shekhar Gupta.

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  1. Who is lieing and who’s capacity is up to what level, throught the world knows not only Indians. Who encouraging and giving VIP treatment to the world’s headache every one knows. Who are running behind the countries, not tbe bankrupt. First think of you people, the Indians are great thinkers and peace lovers. No one have a doubt in it and on our great PM.

  2. To sum up this stupid discussion. IAF was rogered by PAF. The rest is waste of time . No body is interested if it was a white dick or a black one.

  3. For how long biassed Indian media and correspondents will stay on the cluches of lies and keep their people from facts by false claims and mocked digital diagram providing luaghing stock to whole world. With absolutely no proof of downing any PAF fighter instead they have a solid proof of thier second IAF fighter shot down which was thier Su 30MKI advance fighter aircraft

  4. It is unfortunate for the 1.35 billion Indian people to elect a wise and educated PM for their country. A CHAEY WALA and CHOKIDAR idiot and nonsense man Modi is great danger for future of India. He is RSS Terrorist and killer of minorities particularly Muslims in Gujrat and Indian occupied Kashmir.

  5. Lol Indians are just following the philosophy of chankiya (lie till the people accept as truth) based on just a control room diagram they are trying to insist the Indian peoples and the other world that they have shot an F16 but unfortunately there is no authentic proof which they can show. C’mon guys this is real world not Bollywood show some courage if you people have…

  6. What i do t get is that why cant indians provide any solid proof like the wreckage of the plane now that would be an irrefutable evidence. Unfortunately the indian establishment is a compulsive liar and to expect the truth from them is fantasy

  7. Bunch of idiots living in india, we have there Mig21, we return Iaf pilot but these stupid kids don’t want to accept their loss, it’s like a person is dying due to last stage cancer but keep repeating Mai theek haan, Main theek haan, Mai theeek aan

    • You returned our pilot ..?? Shouldn’t it be like you were forced to do it by literally shoving our clutches your country’s throat….And don’t worry about our country mate, worry abt yours, the sword of FATF is hanging above ur head..Worry whether you all are gonna have ur next meal or not. Soon IK is also going to run out of all the buffaloes he has..What are u gonna do then

  8. IAF lies after lies and crying even after over a month now still hiding their unsuccessful ,unprofessional and coward piolets…. Indian government just know how to make a fool of their own people and their dirty politics. They should concentrate on the poverty in their country…. a CHAY WALA shouldn’t be a prime minister, if a country have a prime minister like a CHAY WALA like India have so that’s the expectation from him not the best but the worst. Indian people need a educated prime minister who should know how to deal with the situation of diplomacy not just act like a CHAAY WALA

    • Who told told these indian need an educated prime Minister, the public of india is illiterate as their Prime minister you can see their mind level if they vote for that kind of person, what you can expect from them, just leave them as modi kind of person is their Prime Minister they don’t need any more enemies.

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