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Why IAF is retiring Abhinandan Varthaman’s MIG-21 squadron that took on Pakistan
Explainers

Why IAF is retiring Abhinandan Varthaman’s MIG-21 squadron that took on Pakistan

The move comes as part of the IAF’s plans to phase out the MIG-21 by 2025. Officials said these jets were supposed to be retired 'a long time ago' but that they continued being used due to delays in inducting the LCA Tejas craft

Modi@8: Balakot operation, surgical strikes strong response to Pakistan-based terror, says Lt Gen Hooda
India

Modi@8: Balakot operation, surgical strikes strong response to Pakistan-based terror, says Lt Gen Hooda

In an interview with News18, the former Northern Army Commander said that military modernisation needs to keep pace with the future challenges that India faces, particularly from China

From chief minister to prime minister, how Narendra Modi has always been tough on terror and tried to break its back in India
India

From chief minister to prime minister, how Narendra Modi has always been tough on terror and tried to break its back in India

Since taking the reins of the country in 2014, there has been a stark reduction in terrorist attacks that have happened outside of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Northeast

Two years of Balakot airstrike: Rajnath Singh, others BJP leaders remember ‘Operation Bandar’
India

Two years of Balakot airstrike: Rajnath Singh, others BJP leaders remember ‘Operation Bandar’

Mirage 2000 fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and destroyed a training camp in Pakistan's Balakot, at around 3.30 am on 26 February, 2019

Bihar polls: Yogi Adityanath rakes up Ram Mandir, J&K and Pakistan in rallies supporting Nitish Kumar
Politics

Bihar polls: Yogi Adityanath rakes up Ram Mandir, J&K and Pakistan in rallies supporting Nitish Kumar

The BJP's star campaigner blazed through three Assembly segments with back-to-back rallies on the first day of his campaign in Bihar, commencing his speeches with roars of Vande Mataram and signing off with chants of Jai Shri Ram

US airlines operating in Pakistan airspace face risk from 'extremist activity', warns Federal Aviation Administration
India

US airlines operating in Pakistan airspace face risk from 'extremist activity', warns Federal Aviation Administration

US aviation regulator FAA on Thursday warned America's airlines and their pilots that there is risk involved in operating flights in Pakistan airspace due to "extremist or militant activity", according to an official document.

In months after Balakot airstrikes, 45-50 terrorists, including suicide bombers, underwent training at JeM camp there: Intelligence agencies
India

In months after Balakot airstrikes, 45-50 terrorists, including suicide bombers, underwent training at JeM camp there: Intelligence agencies

Eight months after IAF bombed the JeM terrorist camp in Balakot, intelligence agencies have received inputs that 45-50 hardcore terrorist including suicide bombers are being trained there.

'Statements by Congress leaders only strengthen Pakistan': Rajnath Singh defends shastra puja of Rafale jet at rally in Haryana's Karnal
Politics

'Statements by Congress leaders only strengthen Pakistan': Rajnath Singh defends shastra puja of Rafale jet at rally in Haryana's Karnal

Rajnath Singh on Sunday chided the Congress over their criticism of the shashtra puja of Rafale fighter jet in France, saying that such statements 'only strengthens' Pakistan.

Rajnath Singh responds to Amarinder Singh's Punjab arms drop tweet, says Indian defence forces capable of 'combating, defeating' any challenge
India

Rajnath Singh responds to Amarinder Singh's Punjab arms drop tweet, says Indian defence forces capable of 'combating, defeating' any challenge

A day after Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah regarding allegedly Pakistan-origin drones delivering arms and ammunition across the border, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the jawans of the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy are capable of "combating and defeating" any challenge of national security.

Four IAF bases, including Pathankot, put on orange alert after intel agencies warn of Jaish-e-Mohammad attack
India

Four IAF bases, including Pathankot, put on orange alert after intel agencies warn of Jaish-e-Mohammad attack

IAF bases in Srinagar, Awantipora, Jammu, Pathankot, and Hindon have been put on high alert at orange level

500 militants in Pakistan waiting to sneak into Kashmir to create unrest, say sources; security forces on high alert along LoC
India

500 militants in Pakistan waiting to sneak into Kashmir to create unrest, say sources; security forces on high alert along LoC

Indian security forces have been given full freedom to effectively deal with any infiltration bid along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir following inputs that around 450-500 well-trained terrorists are waiting at terror launch pads.

Dilip Ghosh says BJP should conduct surgical strike on Jadavpur University to destroy 'anti-nationals'
Politics

Dilip Ghosh says BJP should conduct surgical strike on Jadavpur University to destroy 'anti-nationals'

Dilip Ghosh on Friday alleged that the Jadavpur University campus has become a hub of anti-nationals and communists and "our cadres" would conduct a Balakot-like surgical strike to destroy it.

After getting medical clearance, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies sortie in MiG 21 with air chief BS Dhanoa
India

After getting medical clearance, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies sortie in MiG 21 with air chief BS Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a sortie in a MiG-21 fighter aircraft from the Pathankot Airbase

UN backs Priyanka Chopra on Pakistan row, says actress retains right to speak in personal capacity
Entertainment

UN backs Priyanka Chopra on Pakistan row, says actress retains right to speak in personal capacity

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric shared her stance amid demands from a Pakistan minister that Priyanka Chopra be removed as UNICEF goodwill ambassador

After Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana backs Priyanka Chopra, calls her 'good representative of India'
Entertainment

After Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana backs Priyanka Chopra, calls her 'good representative of India'

Ayushmann Khurrana has defended Priyanka Chopra who has been at the receiving end of the Pakistan human rights ministry demanding to remove her as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace

Kangana Ranaut defends Priyanka Chopra in UN-Pakistan row: 'How many of us choose heart over mind everyday'
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut defends Priyanka Chopra in UN-Pakistan row: 'How many of us choose heart over mind everyday'

Kangana Chopra has come out in Priyanka Chopra's support, who received flak for her tweet endorsing IAF airstrikes in Balakot, since she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Having called Pakistan's bluff, India must now make its own 'nuclear doctrine' more intimidating and relevant
India

Having called Pakistan's bluff, India must now make its own 'nuclear doctrine' more intimidating and relevant

India must also do everything to convince Pakistan that it also has a second-strike nuclear capability that would make the neighbour's first-strike far too risky to even contemplate.

Priyanka Chopra accused of 'encouraging nuclear war' by Pakistani fan; actress claims she's just 'patriotic'
Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra accused of 'encouraging nuclear war' by Pakistani fan; actress claims she's just 'patriotic'

Priyanka Chopra was asked by a fan whether she supported a war between India and Pakistan.

Rafale, Su-30MKI will be potent combination against enemies, says IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria
India

Rafale, Su-30MKI will be potent combination against enemies, says IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Once the French Rafale and the Russian Su-30MKI jets start operating jointly in the Indian Air Force (IAF), it will be a deadly combination and will make our enemies including Pakistan worried in case of any conflict, said Indian Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Mike Pompeo arrives in India: Despite trade tensions, mixed signals from US, expect New Delhi to continue 'issue-based' policy
World

Mike Pompeo arrives in India: Despite trade tensions, mixed signals from US, expect New Delhi to continue 'issue-based' policy

Indian strategic circles are abuzz with speculation about the possible outcomes of the visit of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, at a time when trade tensions with the US are hogging media headlines in New Delhi