Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicPakistan Air force

Topic: Pakistan Air force

Youth becomes first Hindu to join Pakistan Air Force

Rahul Dev, who is from Sindh, has been recruited as a General Duty Pilot Officer, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a tweet.

ACM Idris Hassan Latif — WWII veteran who chose India over Pakistan and went on to head IAF

Latif led the first fly-past over New Delhi after India became a republic in 1950. He was instrumental in procuring Jaguar, MiG-23 & MiG-25 aircraft for the IAF.

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.

Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row

Adnan Sami's father, Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami Khan, was part of the raid by Pakistan Air Force that destroyed Pathankot air base during 1965 war.

IAF’s Mirage 2000 jets unlikely to get Meteor missiles, makers cite high integration cost

The 36 Rafales that India has already bought from France will come equipped with the BVR Meteor missiles.

On this day 54 yrs ago, another IAF hero shot down a vastly superior Pakistani fighter jet

Sqn Ldr Devayya's heroics to shoot down a PAF Starfighter in 1965 are among IAF's finest hours. But he wasn't lucky like Abhinandan & perished with his Mystere.

Pakistani military plane that crashed was used for surveillance after Balakot strikes

Pakistan military's media wing draws flak for not naming civilian victims and for referring to killed soldiers as martyrs.

Pakistan propaganda on role of JF-17s post-Balakot now exposed by its own ex-air commodore

Pakistan had claimed that it was an ‘indigenous’ JF-17 that shot down IAF’s MiG-21 Bison, even putting out a video of one of the pilots.

Indian Army commanders left Brigade HQ ‘minutes before’ PAF bomb fell in compound 27 Feb

Pakistan has claimed bomb was dropped near Brigade HQ in Rajouri to show its capability. India believes PAF actually planned to hit the facility.

Story of Flt Lt Alfred Tyrone Cooke: IAF’s unsung 1965 hero & his classic 1 vs 4 air combat

True saga of Flight Lieutenant Alfred Tyrone Cooke, who fought probably the toughest air battle of all time on 7 September 1965.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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