Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicBalakot air strikes

Topic: Balakot air strikes

IAF chief flies Mirage 2000, force shows capabilities of Spice 2000 used in Balakot strike

Mirage 2000 aircraft also carried out a long-range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of 2019 Balakot operation against Pakistan.

Tanks, fighter aircraft will soon be on their way out like Sony Walkman: Army chief

Addressing a seminar, Army chief M.M. Naravane spoke about evolution of warcraft and emphasised the relevance of Chanakya’s Arthashastra.

Inside story of attack on Balakot — from IAF officer who planned and executed it

A total of 16 aircraft, six each armed with Spice 2000 and Crystal Maze missiles, flew into PoK and struck Balakot terror camp while 4 remained in Indian territory as back-up.

‘Make chai, not war’ – Imran Khan’s message that almost won him the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Today, IAF’s Abhinandan Varthaman lives on in Pakistan’s memory either as a mannequin inside a war museum or as a poster boy for a tea stall.

Before Balakot, a pilot-navigator duo of IAF’s bomber fleet showed up Pakistan in 1971 war

K.K. Dutta was the Navigation Leader in 16 Squadron commanded by MVC Padmanabha Gautam. This is the story of their Canberra bomber missions.

IAF’s Mirage 2000 jets unlikely to get Meteor missiles, makers cite high integration cost

The 36 Rafales that India has already bought from France will come equipped with the BVR Meteor missiles.

Balakot operation & Abhinandan Varthaman teams strike big with 13 awards

The Army won 107 gallantry awards, including a Shaurya Chakra (posthumous) for Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who was part of the 2016 surgical strike.

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pakistani F-16, gets Vir Chakra

Govt accepted IAF recommendation for the award to Abhinandan Varthaman for his Nowshera actions, including shooting down an F-16 fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force.

10 crashes, 11 aircraft lost, 22 killed — the year of Balakot has been a bloody one for IAF

The latest aircraft the Indian Air Force lost in 2019 is a Su-30 MKI fighter jet that crashed in paddy fields near Tezpur, Assam, Thursday night.

Pakistani military plane that crashed was used for surveillance after Balakot strikes

Pakistan military's media wing draws flak for not naming civilian victims and for referring to killed soldiers as martyrs.

On Camera

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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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