Articles about Balakot Airstrike

Lt General (Retired) Anil Chauhan is India's new CDS
Lt General (Retired) Anil Chauhan is India's new CDS

The Centre on Wednesday appointed Lt General (Retired) Anil Chauhan as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Abhinandan Varthaman's MiG-21 Squadron retiring by September end

20 Sep 2022

Indian Air Force
Abhinandan Varthaman's MiG-21 Squadron retiring by September end

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to retire a major squadron of MiG-21 fighter planes soon.

Two years of Balakot air strike: How the operation unfolded

26 Feb 2021

India
Two years of Balakot air strike: How the operation unfolded

Around 4 am on this day in 2019, the then Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa made a telephone call to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on a special RAX number - an ultra-secure fixed-line network.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

13 Dec 2019

Pakistan News
Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in collaboration with T-Series' Bhushan Kumar, will be producing a film based on the Balakot airstrike, that was carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) earlier this year.

Abhinandan's 51 Squadron to get citation for downing Pakistan's F-16

06 Oct 2019

Pakistan News
Abhinandan's 51 Squadron to get citation for downing Pakistan's F-16

The Chief of Indian Air Force, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, will award a unit citation to 51 Squadron, to which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman belonged.

IAF releases promotional video featuring Balakot airstrikes. But why?

04 Oct 2019

Pakistan News
IAF releases promotional video featuring Balakot airstrikes. But why?

The Balakot airstrikes, launched as a response to the dastardly Pulwama attack, served its purpose.

"Big mistake" to shoot down our own chopper: IAF Chief

04 Oct 2019

Pakistan News
"Big mistake" to shoot down our own chopper: IAF Chief

A day after Balakot airstrikes of February, Pakistani jets attacked army installations. To give a response to them, the Indian Air Force (IAF) pressed a couple of its helicopters to service.

Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

23 Sep 2019

India
Pakistan's running out of time, could be blacklisted by FATF

It seems time is not in Pakistan's favor and the country could soon land in its worst-ever crisis. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global watchdog of terror financing, might downgrade Pakistan from its greylist and put it on the blacklist.

Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

23 Sep 2019

India
Jaish camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, is functioning again

The camp of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Balakot, which was bombed by Indian Air Force jets in February, has started functioning again, Army Chief Bipin Rawat announced on Monday.

Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

15 Aug 2019

India
Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

Pakistan has decided to award its pilot who brought down an Indian Air Force jet during February's aerial combat.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

India
IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

07 Jul 2019

India
After India's Balakot strike, Pakistani terrorists being trained in Afghanistan

Pakistan-based terror organizations, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), have reportedly shifted their cadres to Afghanistan following the Indian Air Force's airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan's Balakot.

No one, not even families knew: Balakot pilots

25 Jun 2019

Pakistan News
No one, not even families knew: Balakot pilots

In February, Indian Air Force pulled off an impossible task- the jets penetrated Pakistan's airspace, bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp, and returned safely.

20 years of Kargil war: IAF recreates Tiger Hill operation

24 Jun 2019

Indian Army
20 years of Kargil war: IAF recreates Tiger Hill operation

20 years ago, the valiant Indian forces fought Pakistanis to reclaim our territories which were captured. Yes, we are talking about the 1999 Kargil War, which once again proved the valor of Indian officers.

Imran Khan writes to Modi, seeks to resolve Kashmir dispute

08 Jun 2019

India
Imran Khan writes to Modi, seeks to resolve Kashmir dispute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reported to have received a letter from his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, in which the latter mentioned that talks can solve the differences between the two nations, including Kashmir dispute.

Balakot strikes: Modi thought 'clouds will help escape radar'

12 May 2019

Narendra Modi
Balakot strikes: Modi thought 'clouds will help escape radar'

The Balakot airstrikes emboldened the country's spirits and the ruling BJP saw an electoral opportunity in it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches have proved this more than once.

Nearly 170 JeM members were killed in India's #BalakotAirstrikes: Report

08 May 2019

Pakistan News
Nearly 170 JeM members were killed in India's #BalakotAirstrikes: Report

As many as 130-170 members of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit were killed in Balakot airstrikes carried out by Indian on 26 February, reveals a new report.

PM Modi seeks votes for #PulwamaMartyrs, #BalakotAirstrikes; Opposition moves EC

10 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi
PM Modi seeks votes for #PulwamaMartyrs, #BalakotAirstrikes; Opposition moves EC

PM Narendra Modi urged first-time voters to "dedicate" their vote to the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack and those soldiers who conducted the Balakot airstrikes. He was addressing a rally at Maharashtra's Latur on Tuesday.

Pakistan should return Dawood to show stand against terrorism: Govt-sources

16 Mar 2019

Pakistan News
Pakistan should return Dawood to show stand against terrorism: Govt-sources

If Pakistan was sincere in tackling terror, then it should at least hand over to India Dawood Ibrahim, Sayeed Salahudeen and other terrorists who are Indian citizens and residing in that country, government sources said today.

23-year-old terrorist, who planned Pulwama attack, killed in encounter: Report

11 Mar 2019

Pulwama
23-year-old terrorist, who planned Pulwama attack, killed in encounter: Report

A 23-year-old terrorist named Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias Mohd Bhai, who planned the February 14 Pulwama attack, was killed in an encounter on Monday, PTI reports.

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

11 Mar 2019

Indian Air Force
Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today, during which the two officials are likely to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.

Poonch: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire, target Army posts and villages

10 Mar 2019

Pakistan News
Poonch: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire, target Army posts and villages

Pakistani troops today resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations targeting forward posts and villages at four places along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

05 Mar 2019

Twitter
IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for calling Pulwama terror attack "an accident" and casting doubts on IAF airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

Bombs penetrated buildings, exploded inside: Here's what happened at Balakot

04 Mar 2019

Pakistan News
Bombs penetrated buildings, exploded inside: Here's what happened at Balakot

The unprecedented Balakot strikes in Pakistan drew a deep red line for India. With its seamless operation, IAF scripted history.