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Pakistan released an image of the debris from its own F-16 fighter jet in February 2019 | By special arrangement

‘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 science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry | Twitter

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.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side

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.
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side

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.
The IAF's Akash Ganga team during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad | Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print

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.
Representational image | Shillong, Meghalaya | Wikimedia Commons

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.