Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicAbhinandan Varthaman

Topic: Abhinandan Varthaman

‘Entirely baseless’ — Pakistan rejects Indian stand of Abhinandan Varthaman downing F-16 jet

The comments come after Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was conferred with the Vir Chakra Monday for displaying an 'exceptional sense of duty' during the dogfight with Pakistan.

IAF Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pakistani jet, awarded Vir Chakra

Abhinandan downed the Pakistani F-16 in February 2019 before his MiG 21 Bison jet was hit. He received the medal for displaying an 'exceptional sense of duty' during the dogfight.

An Instagrammer did what two govts couldn’t. Indians and Pakistanis came to pawri together

Memes are the new confidence-building measures between two nuclear foes who are not talking. With pawri, Pakistanis are saying: ghar mein ghus ke laughter se maara.

Pakistan still obsessing over Abhinandan. How about an update on Israeli pilot Army ‘caught’

In Pakistan, PML-N leader's remarks on minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi are a more serious threat to national security than minister Fawad Chaudhry claiming a terror attack.

There was ‘no pressure’ on us to release IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, says Pakistan

Pakistan claimed that there was 'no pressure' to release Varthaman, a day after Opposition leader said that FM Qureshi pleaded a meeting to release him fearing an attack from India.

Bajwa’s ‘legs were shaking’ — Pakistan leader on India’s threat after Abhinandan’s capture

Pakistan opposition leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said its Army chief's reaction came after its Foreign Minister said India would attack by 9 pm if Abhinandan was not released.

A Pakistani official, politician, army man, reporter walk into a TV show. Only one is a hero

From Arnab Goswami to Abhinandan Varthaman, many reliable Indian figures also make an entry in Ehd-e-Wafa, a TV drama sponsored by Pakistan military’s PR wing.

A year on, IAF hero Abhinandan is training for another Balakot and training young pilots

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, now posted in the western sector, is due for promotion and command position next year.

Not much has changed for IAF a year after it was outgunned by Pakistan

India has made some progress in moving to acquire fighters, tech and equipment but it is yet to get its hands on any.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.