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Sqn Ldr Arjun Subramaniam with his daughter Shruti next to a MiG-21 Type 96 from No 37 Squadron | Source: Arjun Subramaniam

On coronavirus, Indians can overcome fear the way I did on my MiG-21 in 1986

Fear for a soldier is the onset of doubt that a mission won’t be accomplished. But fear is never the solution, India should know that as it fights coronavirus.
A MiG-21 Bison aircraft. | Wiki

IAF’s 26 Squadron celebrates 50th anniversary — it could well be the last

The 26 Squadron is likely to be number plated latest by March when the IAF phases out non-upgraded Bis and Type 96 versions of the MiG-21 fighter jets.

India gets modern Rafale, but is only major air force to fly these 6 outdated aircraft

From Soviet-era MiGs to British Avro transporters and French-origin Chetak/Cheetah helicopters, these 6 IAF aircraft need to be phased out soon.
Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, Kargil, 1999 | IndianAirForce/Facebook

Kargil’s little-known fact: How IAF used helicopters to target intruders at high altitudes

IAF had planned to use helicopters as primary strike weapons. But their slow speed meant they would be sitting ducks. So what did IAF do?
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.

On Camera

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.