IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar; medical board to review his fitness levels soon
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave
Unreleased satellite images of Balakot JeM camp shows latest evidence of IAF airstrike with holes on rooftops, reports NDTV
Unreleased high-resolution satellite image of Balakot Jaish-e-Mohammed camp, accessed by NDTV, seems to substantiates Indian claim that the Indian Air Force's laser guided bombs did hit the target during 26 February air strike
Bodies of IAF air strike victims were shifted 'from Balakot to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa', claims US-based activist from Pakistan's Gilgit
A US-based activist from Gilgit, shared a video where a Pakistani officer admitted that over 200 JeM militants were killed in the IAF air strike in Balakot.
No religion, whether Hinduism, Islam or Christianity, preaches terror, says Venkiah Naidu in California
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday reinforced that terrorism has no religion while interacting with the Indian community in San Jose during his official three-day visit.
Pakistan denies journalists access to JeM madrasa in Balakot targeted in IAF strikes, claims air attacks caused no damage
The Pakistan security officials guarding the way to the site cited “security concerns” for denying access. They stuck to the Pakistani government’s position ever since the Indian attack on 26 February that no damage was caused to any buildings and there was no loss of life.
'Can't disclose details': Home Minister Rajnath Singh claims India conducted three air strikes in past five years
Rajnath Singh's comments come in the wake of an air strike conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 26 February, on a madrasa belonging to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group.
'Naya Pakistan claiming to have nayi soch, must show naya action against terrorists': Full text of MEA's weekly press briefing
In its statement, the MEA has condemned Pakistan for not taking action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist outfit who claimed responsibility for the attack which killed at least 42 CRPF jawans were killed. The ministry has also accused the neighbouring country of "propagating a false narrative" of the events that have transpired since the attack
MEA slams Pakistan's lack of 'credible action' on terror, says IAF strike achieved objective, evades questions on Balakot casualties
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, however, confirmed that the IAF's MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and there were eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence of it.
Row over IAF air strikes: Navjot Singh Sidhu slams Modi govt for 'not being able to discern' between trees and structures
in a tweet, Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "World’s biggest defence deal file lost. Intelligence failure led to martyrdom of 40 jawans. 1,708 terrorist acts. 48 satellites, but government not able to discern between trees and structures. Serious aspersions cast on national security."
Pakistan files FIR against 'unidentified IAF pilots' for bombing and destroying 19 trees in Balakot, says report
Days after New Delhi launched a preemptive strike against the Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) largest training camp in the country, a media report said Pakistan on Friday lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against "unidentified pilots" of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying 19 trees in the Balakot area.
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.
NCP slams Amit Shah over Balakot strike, says BJP chief has 'powers of nocturnal bird, can count bodies in dark'
NCP chief spokesperson DP Tripathi also said the government must put pressure on Pakistan to stop and ban all terrorist organisations operating from its soil.
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
IAF's radar, satellite images of Balakot strikes show 'significant damage' to JeM camp, say defence sources
IAF has given the government radar and satellite images showing bombing of the "intended targets" at the JeM terrorist training camp in Pakistan's Balakot and "causing significant damage" to it, sources in the security establishment said on Wednesday.
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Even as domestic debate over the scale and success of India's 26 February air strikes have begun to gather momentum, Reuters has used satellite photographs to assert the bombing was a dud.
BJP shoots itself in foot with Amit Shah's claim of '250 killed' in Balakot strike, gives ammo to Opposition
It was the number of dead Shah quoted, which created a stir among the Opposition leaders as they scrambled to launch an attack on the Modi government for "misleading" the people on the damage caused by the air strikes and "inflating" the numbers despite no official confirmation from the defence ministry or the Indian Air Force.
Balakot air strikes; Where are bodies of Pakistani militants IAF says it killed in air strikes, ask villagers: Reuters report
The only confirmed victim of India's air strike against Pakistan is still unsure why he was shaken awake in the early hours of Tuesday by an explosion that rocked his mud brick house and left him with a cut above his right eye.
Unpacking row over IAF strikes in Balakot, satellite data: Unless India releases proof, disbelief will gain momentum
Unless India releases the evidence it has on the casualties in 26 February IAF air strikes in Pakistan, the impression that the attacks were hyped for political gain will only gather momentum. That might seem as a minor sideshow, but it will have serious consequences for the credibility of the country, and its institutions.
Rajyavardhan Rathore takes swipe at Kapil Sibal over his 'no losses' in IAF air strikes remark, asks him to go Balakot and check
Addressing the media on Monday, BS Dhanoa had said that the IAF pilots had hit the target given to them, adding that he could not give the number of casualties in the air strike as it is for the government to clarify.
Amid India-Pakistan hostilities, Islamabad tells Washington full-blown crisis may jeopardise Afghan peace talks
The United States is trying to prevent simmering tensions between India and Pakistan from impacting a third country: Afghanistan, where a fragile peace push is underway to try to end more than 17 years of war with Taliban insurgents.