Balakot Air Strike

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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.

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.

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

23 Sep 2019

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

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.

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 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.

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.

No one, not even families knew: Balakot pilots

25 Jun 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

Will withdraw Article-370 from J&K if voted to power: Shah

27 Apr 2019

Will withdraw Article-370 from J&K if voted to power: Shah

BJP president Amit Shah today said Article 370 will be withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir if the saffron party is voted to power again.

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in Balakot airstrike: Swaraj

19 Apr 2019

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in Balakot airstrike: Swaraj

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in the air strike at Balakot in Pakistan in February, MEA Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

Terrorism contained to 'two and half' districts in J&K: Modi

18 Apr 2019

Terrorism contained to 'two and half' districts in J&K: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government managed to contain terrorism to only "two and a half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir and that no bomb blast took place elsewhere in the country in last five years.

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

13 Apr 2019

No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

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.

Pakistan partially opens airspace for west-bound flights from India

06 Apr 2019

Pakistan partially opens airspace for west-bound flights from India

Pakistan has opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India, said a senior government official today.

US count found none of Pakistan's F-16 'missing', says report

05 Apr 2019

US count found none of Pakistan's F-16 'missing', says report

A US count of the F-16s with Pakistan has found that none of them are "missing" and all the fighter planes were "present and accounted for", according to an American magazine.

US Secretary of State, British NSA discussed Indo-Pak situation

09 Mar 2019

US Secretary of State, British NSA discussed Indo-Pak situation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with British NSA Mark Sedwill the current situation between India and Pakistan and the efforts to reduce tensions between the two South Asian neighbors, the State Department said.

Terrorists being trained for attack via sea, says Navy Chief

05 Mar 2019

Terrorists being trained for attack via sea, says Navy Chief

During a press interaction on Tuesday, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said they have reports that terrorists are being trained to carry out an operation via sea.

After 4.5years, we saw 56 inch. And, we aren't disappointed

04 Mar 2019

After 4.5years, we saw 56 inch. And, we aren't disappointed

Much like carbon, Narendra Damodardas Modi has two allotropes - PM Modi and Politician Modi. You decide which form is diamond and which is graphite.

Masood Azhar's brother confirms Indian jets struck JeM's camp

03 Mar 2019

Masood Azhar's brother confirms Indian jets struck JeM's camp

Contradicting Islamabad's version that Indian Air Force jets destroyed just a few trees and not any camp in Balakot, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's younger brother has confirmed the outfit's "learning institute" was attacked.

#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.

Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM

01 Mar 2019

Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM

Few parties are helping Pakistan with their statements, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Tamil Nadu while addressing a rally.

Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot

28 Feb 2019

Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot

With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

28 Feb 2019

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resumes shelling in Pooch district

After a lull of a few hours, Pakistani troops, on Thursday afternoon began shelling forward Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Pakistan offers IAF pilot's return to ease tension; India refuses

28 Feb 2019

Pakistan offers IAF pilot's return to ease tension; India refuses

On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad was willing to return captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman if it eased tensions with India.

Have attractive news: Trump hopes Indo-Pak tensions will end soon

28 Feb 2019

Have attractive news: Trump hopes Indo-Pak tensions will end soon

About the escalating India-Pakistan tensions, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has received some "reasonably attractive news" and the hostilities may end soon.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backs India's air strikes

28 Feb 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backs India's air strikes

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, on Wednesday night, spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the current situation.

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

28 Feb 2019

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.

Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert

27 Feb 2019

Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, a red alert was issued by DMRC on Wednesday evening.

Pakistan ready for talks, let's act wisely, says Imran Khan

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan ready for talks, let's act wisely, says Imran Khan

Speaking on Pakistan's "actions" across the border on Wednesday, Imran Khan said armed forces acted to send a strong message to India that they are capable of defending the nation.

Indo-Pak tension: Government withdraws order, operations in eight airports resume

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tension: Government withdraws order, operations in eight airports resume

Hours after the government ordered to shut operations in eight airports of Northern India, the directive was withdrawn.

#IndiaStrikesBack: Schools close to LoC shut as Pakistan violates ceasefire

27 Feb 2019

#IndiaStrikesBack: Schools close to LoC shut as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Amid exchange of heavy gunfire between troops of India and Pakistan in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to shut schools within five kilometers of Line of Control (LoC). Exams will be postponed as well.