Balakot Strikes

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Indian Army was ready to hit Pakistan if ammunition dump had been attacked in 27 Feb aerial combat, say sources
India

Indian Army was ready to hit Pakistan if ammunition dump had been attacked in 27 Feb aerial combat, say sources

On 26 February, India carried out an aerial strike on a terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e Mohammad terror group in Pakistan's Balakot.

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

Pakistan demands Priyanka Chopra be 'denotified' as UN goodwill ambassador, slams actor for tweet after Balakot airstrikes
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Pakistan demands Priyanka Chopra be 'denotified' as UN goodwill ambassador, slams actor for tweet after Balakot airstrikes

The Pakistan ministry of human rights on Wednesday wrote to UNICEF over Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra's position as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and said that her support for the Narendra Modi-led central government's 'violations' in Kashmir warrants that she be 'immediately denotified' from the post.

In passing bill to repeal Article 370, Narendra Modi govt demonstrated ability to carry other parties along to pass legislation
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In passing bill to repeal Article 370, Narendra Modi govt demonstrated ability to carry other parties along to pass legislation

Has Narendra Modi 2.0 succeeded in winning faith of at least some sections of the political class, especially on issues that concern the larger interest of the nation?

Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations chief posts doctored video of retired IAF officer; gets mocked on Twitter
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Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations chief posts doctored video of retired IAF officer; gets mocked on Twitter

Ghafoor shared a video of Keelor on his Twitter account, claiming that he was talking about the 'Indian failure' during the dogfight between the IAF and the Pakistan Air Force.

Message from Anantnag: Kashmir’s 'little Bin Ladens' are preparing to take their jihad to pan-India level
India

Message from Anantnag: Kashmir’s 'little Bin Ladens' are preparing to take their jihad to pan-India level

As India struggles to make sense of Wednesday’s murderous fidayeen attack in Anantnag, what happened in Jalandhar should serve as a warning of the dangers that lie ahead.

Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad thanks people for 'record-breaking' mandate to BJP, says citizens voted for strong govt
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Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad thanks people for 'record-breaking' mandate to BJP, says citizens voted for strong govt

Speaking about his roots in Gujarat, Modi said, 'This earth has nurtured me, and so after such a big event (result of the Lok Sabha election), I must come back to it.'

Lockheed Martin says F-21 won't be sold to any other country if it wins IAF deal; to integrate India into firm's fighter ecosystem
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Lockheed Martin says F-21 won't be sold to any other country if it wins IAF deal; to integrate India into firm's fighter ecosystem

F-21 is different in terms of various aspects including its air frame, weapons capability, engine matrix and availability of engine options.

Rahul Gandhi's recent interviews underscore his megalomania, show why he remains unfit for public office
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Rahul Gandhi's recent interviews underscore his megalomania, show why he remains unfit for public office

What makes things worse in the case of Rahul Gandhi is that his ineptitude is accompanied by a megalomania breathtaking in expanse.

Gujarat more audience of war than participant? State has high nationalistic fervour, but ranks low on army recruitment
India

Gujarat more audience of war than participant? State has high nationalistic fervour, but ranks low on army recruitment

The recruitment of Gujaratis in the army is significantly low. Between 2015 and 2018, Gujarat, including Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, sent just 3,199 men to the army.

Imran Khan on sticky wicket: Pakistan PM's offer of peace talks on Kashmir with India draws jihadists' ire
India

Imran Khan on sticky wicket: Pakistan PM's offer of peace talks on Kashmir with India draws jihadists' ire

Imran Khan’s views have been consistent since 2011, when he called for putting Kashmir on the backburner till bilateral relations are improved

Imran Khan's 'endorsement' of Narendra Modi nothing but a gambit to gain ground in Jammu and Kashmir
India

Imran Khan's 'endorsement' of Narendra Modi nothing but a gambit to gain ground in Jammu and Kashmir

In making this statement on the BJP, Imran Khan was merely making public what had been privately said for years.

Balakot airstrikes and aftermath: Strange to see Pakistan's obfuscations given more credence than IAF evidence
India

Balakot airstrikes and aftermath: Strange to see Pakistan's obfuscations given more credence than IAF evidence

The Balakot airstrikes and the aftermath occurred at a sensitive time when India was getting ready to hold its general elections for the Lok Sabha where Prime minister Narendra Modi is seeking a return mandate

Pakistan claims India planning another attack in April; Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Islamabad has intel on offensive
India

Pakistan claims India planning another attack in April; Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Islamabad has intel on offensive

He did not elaborate on what evidence Pakistan had or how he could be so specific with the timing, but he said Prime Minister Imran Khan had agreed to share the information with the country.

Balakot strikes show importance of timely defence acquisition; IAF must make requirements clear to Centre
India

Balakot strikes show importance of timely defence acquisition; IAF must make requirements clear to Centre

With the Balakot attack, an important red line has been crossed, and the nature of future threats – and opportunities – is yet uncertain.

Between Doka La standoff and Balakot strikes, here's how India lost the plot in its communication strategy
India

Between Doka La standoff and Balakot strikes, here's how India lost the plot in its communication strategy

India’s ability to set the narrative and achieve consistency in messaging post Balakot seems to have nosedived compared to its performance during the Doka La stand-off with China.

Balakot strikes: Releasing 'proof' could compromise national security, Centre should resist Opposition pressure
India

Balakot strikes: Releasing 'proof' could compromise national security, Centre should resist Opposition pressure

The Opposition is clamouring for “proof” of the Balakot precision air strikes. This pressure on the government is likely to increase as the poll dates draw near and campaign begins in earnest

Satellite images from Balakot make India's 'many casualties' claim look dubious, JeM site appears intact: Reuters
India

Satellite images from Balakot make India's 'many casualties' claim look dubious, JeM site appears intact: Reuters

A senior researcher who also analyses satellite images, said weapons that India claimed to have used would have caused obvious damage to JeM structures. But no such visible damage can be observed in images.

Foreign secretary's statement on Balakot strike is govt's official stand, clarifies Nirmala Sitharaman; stays mum on exact toll
India

Foreign secretary's statement on Balakot strike is govt's official stand, clarifies Nirmala Sitharaman; stays mum on exact toll

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Balakot airstrike, where the Indian Air Force targeted and destroyed a JeM camp in Pakistan last week, was "not a military action" as there was no damage to civilians