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.
Addressing a press briefing in New Delhi, AVM Kapoor read out the IAF statement, which said that the two aircraft, MIG-21 Bison and F-16, went down during aerial combat.
Pakistan hinting at use of F-16 jet in dogfight with India exposes its lies; 'self-defence' a weak argument that doesn't hold
Just last month, Pakistan had reiterated that only JF-17s, and no F-16, were used against India in the 27 February dogfight over Kashmir, which makes the latest mention of the use of F-fighter jets significant.
If Sam Pitroda, the Congress' overseas wing chief, still doesn't get what the controversy over his remarks is, then one really can't say much.
Twelve-year-old boy among six killed in encounters in Jammu and Kashmir; clashes in state intensified since Pulwama attack
Entire neighbourhoods in Jammu and Kashmir often march towards sites of gun battles between rebels and government forces, attempting to rescue militants. Scores of civilians have died during such clashes.
#JantaMaafNahiKaregi: Shame, tweets Narendra Modi, BJP leaders after Sam Pitroda's 'can't blame all of Pakistan' remark
Narendra Modi in a series of tweets said that Sam Pitroda's comments have made it clear that Congress has not been willing to respond to terror forces. He said this after Pitroda questioned the death toll in the airstrike conducted by the IAF in Pakistan on 26 February.
Weeks after aerial face-off, Pakistan's armed forces on high alert to retaliate against possible 'Indian aggression'
Three weeks after the 26 February airstrikes, as the Indian government and forces claim more evidence of Balakot strike being a successful one, the Pakistan Air Force has lined up its F-16s across the eastern border from Sindh in South to Skardu in North and deployed special forces along the Line of Control.
India and Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other, US intervention helped defuse tension
At one stage, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan, and Islamabad said it would respond with its own missile strikes “three times over”, according to Western diplomats and government sources in New Delhi, Islamabad and Washington.
US, France and UK in talks with China on Masood Azhar's 'global terrorist' listing at UN, say sources
If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Masood Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon move a resolution for his listing in the most powerful wing of the UN which would be preceded by an open debate on the issue
Pressure on Pakistan to crack down on terror comes to naught as JeM mouthpiece al-Qalam puts out latest edition
In the wake of the 14 February attack on a CRPF convoy that killed over 40 CRPF jawans, there has been growing pressure on Pakistan to crack down on its homegrown terror industry
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
China snubs world, protects JeM chief Masood Azhar: The story of 3 kings and a dacoit offers clue on how to fix him
Parallel to the diplomatic offensive, India could also think of punitive air strikes on the camps of terrorists inside Pakistan each time they shed blood in India. Doing nothing has ceased to be an option
China defends blocking Masood Azhar terror listing at UNSC, says it will help concerned parties develop 'lasting solution'
Asked why China once again resorted to block India's bid against Masood Azhar, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing that Beijing's decision is in line with the rules of the committee.
Month on from Pulwama terror attack: From death of 42 CRPF jawans, IAF air strikes in Balakot to Abhinandan's release, a timeline of events
The terror attack in Pulwama killed at least 42 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force, and was followed by several occurrences that are unlikely to be forgotten by anyone in either India or Pakistan soon. Some of these brought back decades old conversations while others left the average Indian with brand new problems to handle.
China blocks bid to ban Masood Azhar: Rahul calls Narendra Modi 'weak', BJP says it's undoing Gandhi family's mistakes
Following reports of China blocking a bid at the UN to designate the chief of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, Masood Azhar, as a "global terrorist", Congress president Rahul Gandhi and India's permanent representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin were among many who hit out at the BJP-led government.
India knows identity of Pakistani F-16 pilot who died, Nirmala Sitharaman tells India Today, confirms Firstpost report that he was beaten by Pakistan locals
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that India knows the identity of the deceased Pakistani pilot whose F-16 was downed by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's MiG-21.
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.
Amid India-Pakistan hostility, army focuses on 'surrender-return policy' in J&K: Rehabilitating young recruits riddled with issues
Recent utterances by the Indian Army leadership also appear to point towards encouraging parents to influence their wayward sons who are in the ranks of the terrorists to return and be assimilated back in society
What Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman did is not everyone's cup of tea. He hunted the hunter, read the Hindi poem that the Indian Air Force shared on Twitter.
JeM terrorist who allegedly arranged vehicle, explosives used in Pulwama terror attack identified, say officials
Lesser-known JeM terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan has been identified as the brains behind the audacious terror strike in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF personnel dead