Monday, 3 October, 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.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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