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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

Pakistan to keep airspace ban on Indian flights till May 30

An official said Pakistan government will consider lifting the ban for Indian flights after the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls.
PM Modi

Modi’s Balakot ‘cloud cover’ theory fails our accuracy test 100%

Radar, particularly of the kind used by the military and air traffic controllers, is designed to penetrate clouds and detect solid objects.

Pakistan will decide on 15 May to reopen airspace for Indian flights

Pakistan's science and technology minister however sees no change in status-quo till elections are over in India.
Russian defence equipment

Russia ‘won’t sell war equipment to Pakistan’, ties limited to fighting terror

Intelligence reports have suggested that Islamabad is looking at building deeper military ties with Moscow, especially through the purchase of Russian systems.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

Why Modi is invoking Rajiv Gandhi and not Balakot in Punjab this election

BJP believes that neither Modi’s magic nor its anti-Pakistan rhetoric is likely to resonate with voters in the border state of Punjab.
Satellite imagery of Jabba top where IAF targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February 2019 | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) | ThePrint

IAF’s Balakot strikes killed 130-170 Jaish terrorists, claims Italian journalist

Journalist & author Francesca Marino has claimed that a Pakistan Army unit arrived at the camp 2.5 hours after the strike to take the injured for treatment.
Indian Air Force

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on pilot strength

Compared to Pakistan Air Force’s 2.5 pilots per aircraft, the IAF is at a ratio of 1.5. The IAF also has issues with squadron strength and target practice.
File image of Pakistan Army's spokesman Asif Ghafoor

2 months after Balakot, Pakistan changes nuclear weapons tune – they’re for deterrence only

Pakistan’s military spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor also says any country that had nuclear capability would be smart not to talk about it.
File photo of Rahul Gandhi with Mani Shankar Aiyar | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images.

‘I am very much alive’, Mani Shankar Aiyar tells trolls claiming he ‘died in Balakot’

With trolls poking fun that he had been killed in the Balakot strikes, Aiyar says he has been campaigning in the south, but ‘BJP doesn’t understand Tamil’.
Indian students- Representational image

In coaching hub Kota, future job-seekers say unemployment is not Modi govt’s fault

Students preparing for engineering & medical entrance exams in Kota are in awe of PM Modi’s personality, don’t care for Rahul Gandhi.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

Verdict 2019: Modi Ji is now India’s Modi Xi

Modi will be straddling another NDA government like an undisputed leader with unquestioned authority and unparalleled power — like Xi Jinping of China.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.