Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicF-16

Topic: F-16

‘Sale’ of F-16 spares is US way to keep Pakistan where it wants to be—between China and West

Even though all the three services of Pakistan’s armed forces are largely composed of Chinese-manufactured equipment, Rawalpindi's heart remains tilted towards the West.

India, Oman must look beyond air exercises in Rajasthan. Fight narcotics trade, terror

It is necessary for regional security that military interaction between India and Oman extend beyond simply biennial exercises.

PAF fighter pilot dies as F-16 crashes during Pakistan Day rehearsals

Wing Commander Noman Akram was the Commanding Officer of Sargodha-based 9 Squadron, which participated in Pakistan’s response to the Balakot air strikes.

8 pieces of clinching evidence that show how IAF’s Abhinandan shot down a Pakistani F-16

Using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) & other evidence, an IAF veteran reconstructs IAF-PAF battle day after Balakot & concludes PAF indeed lost an F-16.

Why American F-16 fighter planes never stood a chance to be in Indian Air Force fleet

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Top US diplomat to visit India Wednesday to push for $15 billion fighter jet deal

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper is coming to India with the sole agenda of pushing the defence deal.

Can’t hide a jet when even a motorcycle crash is reported: Pakistan on F-16 controversy

Pakistan reiterated its stand that India shooting down one of its F-16 jets in February is false.

With Balakot, India both gained & lost an opportunity to push Pakistan to act against terror

All the weapons India is frenetically importing can offer no effective deterrence in the absence of political will.

Was it US’ F-16 or China’s JF-17 that ‘downed’ MiG 21 Bison piloted by Abhinandan?

Both F-16 and JF-17 were equally capable, as was France’s Mirage-V, of which Pakistan has plenty. These days, air platform matters relatively little.

What PAF’s lies and deception couldn’t hide — an F-16 tail number and a brave pilot

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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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