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Pakistan to confer pilot who downed Abhinandan Varthaman's jet

15 Aug 2019

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.

Meet the 21-year-old graduate who designs IAF's squadron patches

16 May 2019

Meet the 21-year-old graduate who designs IAF's squadron patches

Recently, the MiG-21 Bison Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF), were given special uniform patches commemorating the dogfight in which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman famously shot down an F-16 jet of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on February 27 this year.

If Abhinandan hadn't returned, Pakistan would have faced consequences: Modi

21 Apr 2019

If Abhinandan hadn't returned, Pakistan would have faced consequences: Modi

Addressing a rally at Patan in his home state Gujarat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had warned Pakistan of consequences if they hadn't released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

US report claims IAF didn't down Pakistani F-16. Cover-up much?

05 Apr 2019

US report claims IAF didn't down Pakistani F-16. Cover-up much?

Weeks after India and Pakistan indulged in aerial combat, a US publication has contradicted IAF's claim that it shot down a Pakistani F-16.

Pulwama, Balakot and more: 7 big takeaways from Modi's interview

29 Mar 2019

Pulwama, Balakot and more: 7 big takeaways from Modi's interview

After kicking off the poll campaign on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an interview to Republic TV on Friday where he spoke about a range of issues.

Abhinandan Varthaman was choked, beaten in Pakistan during captivity: Report

07 Mar 2019

Abhinandan Varthaman was choked, beaten in Pakistan during captivity: Report

The first 24 hours of captivity in Pakistan were terrible for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as the officials from the other side of border tried to extract crucial information from him regarding "Indian troop deployment, high-security radio frequencies and sensitive logistics," reports HT.

Will Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman be able to fly again?

03 Mar 2019

Will Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman be able to fly again?

The week gone by has been tumultuous for the nation. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and his release on Friday evoked million of emotions among countrymen.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.

Pakistan's propaganda video delayed Abhinandan Varthaman's release

02 Mar 2019

Pakistan's propaganda video delayed Abhinandan Varthaman's release

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's return to India was delayed due to the heavily edited video, which Pakistan released just an hour before he crossed over the border, claimed reports.

Welcome home hero: Abhinandan Varthaman crosses border to enter India

01 Mar 2019

Welcome home hero: Abhinandan Varthaman crosses border to enter India

After an inordinate delay, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman entered India by crossing the Wagah border, a short while ago.