MiG-21 Bison shooting down F-16 attests to IAF's combat prowess; procuring next-gen aircraft key to maintaining edge
IAF pilots combat superiority, even when faced with an advanced F-16 fighter jet, has been proven in the past, but to ensure the air force maintains its qualitative edge it's imperative that it gets the right next-generation aircraft in the right numbers and at the right time
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Pakistan lied about JeM's Balakot camp; located at hilltop, centre offered housing and training for recruits
Pakistan didn't take foreign journalists to the JeM camp in Balakot; known as Markaz Syed Ahmad Shaheed, the centre, before the IAF strike, was spread over two kilometres and included multiple buildings used for residential and training purposes
'Don't count mosquitoes killed': VK Singh takes a dig at Opposition for questioning casualties in IAF's Balakot air strikes
Opposition leaders have been prodding the government to reveal an official toll in the Balakot air strikes, amid international media reports questioning the impact of the IAF operation.
India-Pakistan tension: US says Mike Pompeo played 'essential role' in de-escalating situation between two countries
State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino, during his bi-weekly news conference on Tuesday, said: "Secretary Pompeo led diplomatic engagement directly, and that played an essential role in de-escalating the tensions between the two sides".
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has talked to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval for a second time amidst tense ties between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack and New Delhi's air strike against JeM terror training camp in Balaklot.
Narendra Modi says 'India will live as one,... grow as one, fight and win as one' amidst tensions with Pakistan
Modi remarked that "India will live as one, work as one, grow as one, fight as one and win as one". He also said that today he sees a new India which is much stronger, full of enthusiasm and has the will to do and die for the country.
Karnataka BJP chief Yeddyurappa says IAF air strike in Pakistan will help party win 22 Lok Sabha seats in state
There are 28 seats at stake in Karnataka, out of which the BJP currently holds 16 seats while the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) hold 10 and 2 Lok Sabha seats, respectively.
'If US SEALs can take out Osama in Abbottabad, why can't we do the same?': Arun Jaitley on India-Pakistan air strikes
Arun Jaitley's statement comes in the aftermath of the Indian Air Force strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed installations across the border. Pakistani troops Wednesday intensely shelled Indian posts in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The state government's move comes days after a 50-year-old Pakistani convict was allegedly killed by fellow inmates in Rajasthan's Jaipur Central jail.
At least seven feared dead, including six IAF officers and civilian, after Mi-17 chopper crashes in J&K's Budgam
Reports said that the IAF helicopter crash happened due to a technical fault
Qureshi had on Tuesday "expressed reservations" about the invitation to Swaraj to attend the OIC meeting. His comments came in the wake of India's air strikes inside Pakistan early Tuesday.
Viral videos of IAF strikes on Pakistan flooding social media turn out to be fake and three years old, say reports
However, soon after the news broke on Tuesday morning, many videos started doing rounds of social media and WhatsApp groups which were claimed to be the footage of the IAF strikes. These were later picked up by some television channels and media portals as well. However, fact-checking websites such as AltNews have claimed that these videos are fake and old
Gujarat police on Tuesday issued a "high alert" across the state following India's pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest terror camp in Pakistan.
Surgical strike on Pakistan: Exact target of IAF operation identified as Jaba Top; air force carried out several hits around site
There was confusion over whether the IAF operation took place just across the LoC in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, or in Bala Kote near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector.