Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicF-16

Topic: F-16

IAF officer told Wg Cdr Abhinandan to turn back, but he couldn’t hear her

IAF’s analysis of the 27 Feb dogfight with PAF reveals that the officer repeatedly told Abhinandan to turn back, but he couldn’t hear her due to suspected radio jamming.

Dassault, Boeing and Saab — the front-runners for IAF’s 114 fighter jet contract

Dassault’s Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18 and Saab’s Gripen lead the pack, while the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are trailing.

US to clarify on Pakistan’s use of F-16 jets, AMRAAM missiles against India

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale took up the matter with Trump administration during his Washington trip. US has assured of public clarification.

US can’t punish Pakistan for using F-16 jets against India

Although Pakistan has denied using F-16s in the 27 February air strikes on Indian military installations in J&K, India has evidence to prove it did.

US ‘very closely’ monitoring reports of F-16 misuse after Pakistan’s denial

The Indian Air Force displayed evidence to prove that Pakistan deployed US-manufactured F-16 fighter jets during an aerial raid targeting Indian military installations.

Closely following reports of F-16 misuse by Pakistan, says US govt

The State department said that US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets against India.

Indian Air Force dismisses Pakistani claims of shooting down a Sukhoi Su-30MKI

IAF says Pakistan has made false claims ‘to cover up’ for the loss of its own aircraft in the dogfight on 27 February, which it insists was an F-16.

Whoever solves Kashmir issue worthy of Nobel Peace Prize: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan's National Assembly had called for awarding PM Imran Khan with a Nobel Peace Prize, saying he “acted responsibly” amid tensions with India.

US looking into possible misuse of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan during latest tensions with India

US, which manufactures the F-16s, has sought information about the use of the jets in violating India’s airspace in Rajouri.

Lockheed Martin, maker of F-16, calls out Pakistan media for fake news on suing India

Several Pakistan media outlets reported this week that Lockheed Martin was planning to sue India over its claims that a MiG-21 Bison of the IAF had shot down an F-16.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.