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The single engine fighter F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

Haven’t counted Pakistan’s F-16s, says Pentagon after US magazine claimed it did

Foreign Policy magazine claimed Pakistan's F-16s were found to be intact after a count by US defence personnel, which goes against India's position that it downed one of the jets on 27 February.

NaMo TV’s launch without licence shows clear collusion between party & govt

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MiG-21 fighter jet crashes at Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

The aircraft took off from the Nal airbase near Bikaner on a routine mission.
MiG 21 Bison aircraft | Commons

This is the MiG-21 Bison, the fighter jet Wg Cdr Abhinandan flew to take on Pakistan’s F-16s

As questions arise over presence of MiG-21 Bison in the IAF inventory, ThePrint takes a look at the history of the aircraft.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

We hit target, we don’t count casualties: IAF chief on Pakistan strike

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa says IAF not in business of counting casualties, refuses to comment on PM Modi's claim that Rafale would've changed outcome.
The F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

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.
People celebrate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar | PTI photo

Not just Abhinandan’s story: Next time you cheer for soldiers, remember their families too

I have known Wing Commander Abhinandan’s parents for a long time. What they have gone through is the story of every soldier’s family.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Reaction to India’s military action on Pakistan shows how important it is to the world now

The uncomfortable truth for Islamabad is that not one country spoke out in its favour after India sent in its Mirages.
IAF jets

Flying MiG-21 is a tradition for the Varthamans. Dad flew it, son Abhinandan flies it

Wing Commander Abhinandan is the son of former IAF pilot Simhakutty Varthaman who also flew the MiG-21s.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.