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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.