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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Patan district of Gujarat | PTI

Pakistan was warned of consequences if Abhinandan did not return: PM Modi at Gujarat rally

Addressing a poll rally at Patan in Gujarat, PM Modi reiterated that his government was committed to national security.

Nirmala Sitharaman compliments IAF for its flawless execution of Balakot operation

Defence Minister also commended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in her inaugural speech at the two-day IAF conference.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistan custody | @OfficialDGISPR/twitter

When Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman spoke to his wife from Pakistan custody

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
The single engine fighter F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

Haven’t counted Pakistan’s F-16s, says Pentagon after US magazine claimed it did

Foreign Policy magazine claimed Pakistan's F-16s were found to be intact after a count by US defence personnel, which goes against India's position that it downed one of the jets on 27 February.

How a woman officer helped IAF hit back when Pakistani jets targeted India after Balakot

The IAF plans to recommend the woman officer's name for a medal for distinguished service.
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistan custody | @OfficialDGISPR/twitter

What Wing Commander Abhinandan told his wife when he called while in Pakistan’s custody

While one ISI officer punched Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s ribs, another walked in and made him speak to his wife, a former IAF helicopter pilot.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

Balakot proof is ‘blowin in the wind’ which Pakistan doesn’t want to see: IAF chief Dhanoa

Dhanoa quoted a Bob Dylan song saying Pakistan did not want to accept the reality of Balakot air strikes despite ample proof. 
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side

IAF officer told Wg Cdr Abhinandan to turn back, but he couldn’t hear her

IAF’s analysis of the 27 Feb dogfight with PAF reveals that the officer repeatedly told Abhinandan to turn back, but he couldn’t hear her due to suspected radio jamming.

From principles to pragmatism: Five ways Modi has changed India’s foreign policy

Balakot airstrike wasn’t just to tame Pakistan. It charted a new foreign policy narrative that will impact the world and reshape global conversations
People wear masks of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and PM Narendra Modi during a rally in New Delhi | T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Indian armed forces up against an adversary they aren’t trained to fight — politicians

Modi with Abhinandan in a BJP campaign poster and AAP rally make soldiers wary of their exploitation for political gains.

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Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath after being appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India | PTI

On harassment charge, CJI Gogoi did what he accused CJI Misra of — betray natural justice

Attorney General too displayed ethical bankruptcy by comparing sexual harassment charge against CJI Gogoi to criticism for representing Modi govt.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.