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File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

This is what IAF will do to ensure Balakot-style op isn’t questioned again

The IAF has rewritten firing protocols for air-to-surface Israeli missile Crystal Maze, which gives live feed of hitting the target.

If we had Rafales, we’d have shot down 4-5 Pakistani jets after Balakot: IAF ex-chief Dhanoa

Former IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa says India will hit back harder if Pakistan tries a Pulwama-like attack again.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the NRC Sunday after nationwide protests against the CAA | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Just 48 hours into 2020, and PM Modi has already obsessed over Pakistan twice

First day of 2020, Modi called on all neighbourhood countries except Pakistan. Then he told Karnataka about how Hindus and Dalits are being persecuted there.
PM Modi with Army and BSF Jawans in Kashmir in 2017 | @narendramodi/Twitter

Indian military isn’t politicised like China, Pakistan but the seeds have been sown in 2019

The Modi government and the Indian armed forces will have to introspect and arrest this trend rather than wait for another debacle.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

This Pakistan Twitter General protects his people with tweets & only follows himself

Pakistanis can’t compare me with anyone else because there is no one else who does what I do on a daily basis.

Balakot, China ‘incursions’ prove OSINT images are new threat for democracies and military

Public perception drives actions of democratic governments. And, this depends on credibility of information, which is being challenged by OSINT handles.
Army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch

Pakistan has activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC: Officials

Officials said around 50 terrorists were present at each of the launch pads, and infiltration attempts were on to push as many across the border before winter begins.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Bhadauri

IAF chief admits Mi17 crash was a ‘big mistake’, two officers face court martial

An Mi-17 aircraft in Kashmir's Budgam was shot down in friendly fire on the morning of 27 February when Indian and Pakistani air forces were engaged in a dogfight in Balakot.
File photo | Indian Air Force | Facebook

Time to run IAF in a sleek, corporate way. It’s the Force that counted in Kargil, Balakot

We expect an Air Force officer to land on the moon in a few years. They are trained to touch the sky.

India was careful at Balakot, Rajnath Singh warns Pakistan again

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated his warning from earlier this week, telling Pakistan not to repeat its mistake from 1971.

On Camera

Xi contained Covid-19, but suppressing rising chorus against China won’t be easy

If China’s propaganda is ham-fisted, it is the consequence of Beijing’s difficulty in understanding how a free media works and how best to shape the narrative.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.


The Army and other services have been engaged in India's efforts against Covid-19 (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Army to set up isolation facilities for 16,000 people as India steps up Covid-19 testing

Field hospitals, Army schools and other grounds could also be used to create ad hoc isolation facilities as the number of Covid-19 cases rises.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.