F-16

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

06 Oct 2019

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 pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

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.

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.

F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims

09 Apr 2019

F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims

On Monday, the Pakistani Army continued to remain in a state of denial as it reiterated that Indian Air Force (IAF) didn't shoot down an F-16 jet in the February 27 dogfight.

IAF nails Pakistan's lies, says Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

08 Apr 2019

IAF nails Pakistan's lies, says Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor held a press briefing on Monday in which he confirmed that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down an F-16 jet of PAF on February 27.

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.

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.

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.

US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

02 Mar 2019

US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.

#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.

#AbhinandanMyHero: Wing Commander's parents get standing ovation on flight

01 Mar 2019

#AbhinandanMyHero: Wing Commander's parents get standing ovation on flight

On realizing that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's parents were traveling with them on a Delhi-bound flight, passengers cheered, clapped and gave them a standing ovation.

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

11 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the government that the indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies.

IAF to conduct limited trials for F-16/Gripen warplanes

13 Jun 2017

IAF to conduct limited trials for F-16/Gripen warplanes

The Indian Air Force will be conducting limited trials of the US-built Lockheed Martin F-16 and Swedish Saab Gripen fighter jets.

Lockheed Martin proposes to shift F-16 production line to India

06 Aug 2016

Lockheed Martin proposes to shift F-16 production line to India

On Thursday, American defence major Lockheed Martin offered to move its lone F-16 fighter aircraft production-line, Block 70, to India as part of the 'Make in India' program.