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File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Atul Yadav/PTI

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 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.

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.
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.

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.
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

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.
A PAF F-16 at Nellis AFB during Ex Red Flag in 2016

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd after attending the 70th Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath, in New Delhi |Kamal Kishore/PTI

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

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.