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China's celebrated fighter jet toothless compared to Rafale: Ex-IAF Chief

29 Jul 2020

China's celebrated fighter jet toothless compared to Rafale: Ex-IAF Chief

With the airbase in Ambala prepared to welcome five Rafale jets, the former chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), BS Dhanoa has hailed the "game changing jets," saying that China's J 20 doesn't even come close to the fresh dispatch from France.

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

02 Jul 2020

RS Prasad calls ban on Chinese apps as "digital strike"

Endorsing what the government's supporters have been saying after 59 Chinese apps were banned this week, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India conducted a "digital strike" with the surprise move.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

30 May 2020

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

As he completed the first year of his second term today, May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a verbose letter to Indians, detailing the achievements of his government, and also conceding that migrant workers, artisans, craftsmen, and hawkers suffered in the recent days.

Who benefited the most, asks Rahul on Pulwama attack's anniversary

14 Feb 2020

Who benefited the most, asks Rahul on Pulwama attack's anniversary

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has used the Pulwama attack of 2019 to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJP.

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

04 Jan 2020

After Article 370's abrogation, peace returning to J&K: Army Chief

New Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that peace is returning to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, months after the contentious Article 370 was rescinded by the Centre, led by BJP.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

13 Dec 2019

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.

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

17 Oct 2019

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

With Indo-Pak tensions heightened since the Balakot airstrikes, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a SpiceJet passenger plane over their airspace last month, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

08 Oct 2019

Air Force Day: Abhinandan Varthaman leads MiG-21 Bison formation

India's hero, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, took to the skies on Tuesday, the 87th Air Force Day, as he led a formation of MiG-21 Bison over Hindon airbase.

IAF releases promotional video featuring Balakot airstrikes. But why?

04 Oct 2019

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

"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.

India and Pakistan have got to 'work it out': Trump

26 Sep 2019

India and Pakistan have got to 'work it out': Trump

United States President Donald Trump, who has lately been taking a lot of interest in issues concerning India and Pakistan, on Wednesday said both warring South Asian neighbors have "got to work it out".

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

23 Sep 2019

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.

Abhinandan Varthaman flies with IAF Chief: Details here

02 Sep 2019

Abhinandan Varthaman flies with IAF Chief: Details here

Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who brought down an F-16 of Pakistan in February, flew with IAF Chief BS Dhanoa from the Pathankot airbase for some 30 minutes on Monday.

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

23 Aug 2019

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

In yet another major embarrassment for Pakistan, the United Nations has refused to take any action against Priyanka Chopra, who is the body's Goodwill Ambassador.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman back in cockpit, starts flying MiG-21

22 Aug 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman back in cockpit, starts flying MiG-21

Six months ago, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman sustained grave injuries during an aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani forces.

Pakistan military spokesperson shares fake video to discredit Balakot strikes

28 Jul 2019

Pakistan military spokesperson shares fake video to discredit Balakot strikes

In February, the Indian Air Force eliminated Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps located in Balakot, Pakistan, by conducting airstrikes.

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, whose car was used for Pulwama attack, killed

19 Jun 2019

Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, whose car was used for Pulwama attack, killed

In what qualifies as a big success for security forces, Jaish-e-Mohammed's Sajad Maqbool Bhat, whose car was used for the deadly Pulwama attack, was killed in a gunfight on Tuesday. Along with Bhat, his recruiter Tauseef Bhat was also killed.

#SCOSummit: Modi talks on terrorism, launches veiled attack at Pakistan

14 Jun 2019

#SCOSummit: Modi talks on terrorism, launches veiled attack at Pakistan

At the ongoing Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack at Pakistan, without explicitly mentioning the neighboring country.

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

10 Jun 2019

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

In the past few months, Pakistan has shut down terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) near the LoC, fearing retaliation from India after the Indian Air Force's Balakot airstrike.

Pulwama: Terrorists barge into house, kill woman, injure youth

05 Jun 2019

Pulwama: Terrorists barge into house, kill woman, injure youth

A woman was killed and another youth was injured in Kashmir's Pulwama on Wednesday after terrorists opened fire.

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

03 Jun 2019

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

On Monday, the Government of India reappointed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to the post for five more years, and also gave him a Cabinet rank.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Priyanka Gandhi makes fun of PM Modi over 'radar-cloud' comment

14 May 2019

Priyanka Gandhi makes fun of PM Modi over 'radar-cloud' comment

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a peculiar remark about Balakot strikes. In an interview, he said he approved the risky operation even after the weather turned bad.

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

12 May 2019

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.

Father of Pulwama martyr wants development, not politicization of forces

10 May 2019

Father of Pulwama martyr wants development, not politicization of forces

The entire country mourned martyrdom of 40 CRPF soldiers this year. On February 14, the soldiers became victims of the worst ever terror attack to hit Kashmir in decades.

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

08 May 2019

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.

Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

03 May 2019

Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

Handing over a long rope to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission gave him another clean chit on Thursday for his speech in which he claimed India hadn't kept its nuclear buttons for Diwali.

Like Godhra, Pulwama a BJP conspiracy, says ex-Gujarat CM Vaghela

02 May 2019

Like Godhra, Pulwama a BJP conspiracy, says ex-Gujarat CM Vaghela

On Wednesday, former Gujarat Chief Minister and NCP leader Shankersinh Vaghela said Pulwama terror attack was a conspiracy of BJP, just like the Godhra train burning incident of 2002.

Congress moves SC against Modi, Shah for violating poll code

29 Apr 2019

Congress moves SC against Modi, Shah for violating poll code

On Monday, Congress moved Supreme Court alleging that Election Commission isn't taking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for violating Model Code of Conduct.

Secrecy, success and propaganda war: IAF reviews Balakot strikes

25 Apr 2019

Secrecy, success and propaganda war: IAF reviews Balakot strikes

On February 26, IAF breached Pakistani airspace to attack Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot as a response to Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

25 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rajyavardhan Rathore on absent Opposition, Modi 'current' and more

The political heat in the nation has become directly proportional to mercury. Tensions are running high and a lot is at stake for parties.

IAF recommends Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra for downing F-16

21 Apr 2019

IAF recommends Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra for downing F-16

The Indian Air Force has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra, the third highest gallantry award in the military during the war, for downing an F-16 in a dogfight in February.

43 days after airstrikes, Pakistan takes media to Balakot

11 Apr 2019

43 days after airstrikes, Pakistan takes media to Balakot

On Wednesday, Pakistan took a bunch of international media personnel and foreign diplomats to a seminary in Balakot, which was attacked by Indian Air Force jets on February 26.

PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

11 Apr 2019

PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report

Prima facie the comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Latur, where he asked first-time voters to vote for army men who carried out the Balakot strikes, violated the Model Code of Conduct, a report in IE claimed.

Pakistan itself gave proofs of Balakot strikes: PM Modi

09 Apr 2019

Pakistan itself gave proofs of Balakot strikes: PM Modi

In what can be seen as yet another confirmation from Centre on the success of Balakot strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Pakistan itself shared proofs of the operation.

Dismissing US report, IAF proves Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

06 Apr 2019

Dismissing US report, IAF proves Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday reiterated its claim that a Pakistani F-16 jet was shot down during aerial combat on February 27 near Nowshera area.

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.