Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicIAF Strikes

Topic: IAF Strikes

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.

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.

IAF’s Balakot strike was codenamed Operation Bandar, Army’s operation was named Zafran

Operation Bandar involved about 5,000 personnel, and culminated in 12 Mirage-2000 aircraft crossing the Line of Control and striking Balakot.

Indian Air Force removes post-Balakot airspace restrictions, signals Pakistan to follow

Pakistan had opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.

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.

This Pakistani rap is promoting peace with India, the kitchen talk way

Humsaye Ma Jaye uses everyday language to question the high-octane war rhetoric. Viral in Pakistan, the video is gaining traction in India.

India planning to attack Pakistan again between April 16 & 20, says Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan's foreign minister addressed a press conference in Multan where he said that Islamabad had reliable intelligence that India is devising a new plan.

In PAF lies & subterfuge, an F-16 tail number & a PAF pilot  —  both hidden to serve a myth

ISPR is leading Pakistan’s hybrid war of denial since the day PAF lost its most advanced platform to a gritty IAF counterattack. But the evidence is right in front of us to sift, writes former IAF Mirage pilot and air warfare writer Sameer Joshi.

Guess what Assam’s voters believe should not be an election issue? Balakot air strikes

As ThePrint travelled from Tezpur to Golaghat and Jorhat, it found national security is not an overt poll issue but voters were not indifferent to it.

Modi wave on the rise since Balakot air strikes, says Lokniti survey

According to the survey, 3 decisions of Modi govt might just change course of an election.

On Camera

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Conspiracy being hatched to kill me, says Imran Khan

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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