Abhinandan Varthaman
India  /  Published 01.03.19

Questions, tests for pilot

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is back home after 48 hours in captivity but before he can return to normal life, the officer will have to go through a long debriefing session at the air force hea...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

World  /  Published 01.03.19

Pakistan partially resumes flight operations

Pakistan's civil aviation authority has partially re-opened the country's airspace, allowing travel to four major cities, two days after it was closed down in view of escalating tensions with India.Th...
By AP and PTI in Islamabad

India  /  Published 28.02.19

‘Premature’ tag on number of deaths

None other than the Indian defence establishment on Wednesday brought under strain the claim of “sources” in India who had put the number of terrorists killed in Balakot at a precise “325” and...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.02.19

Tricked, pilot responds with fire

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman raised patriotic slogans, fired in the air and stuffed his mouth with documents when he landed on Pakistani soil after ejecting from his fighter jet on Wednesday, s...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.02.19

Pakistan takes Indian fighter pilot prisoner

Pakistan on Wednesday captured an Indian Air Force pilot after both countries said they had downed each other’s fighter planes during a daylight aerial operation launched and portrayed by Islamabad ...
By Anita Joshua and Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi


India  /  Published 31.10.19

Medals for martyrs to a mistake

The Indian Air Force has recommended gallantry medals for the six personnel killed in friendly fire on February 27, their chopper downed mistakenly by an Indian-fired missile as the IAF fought off a P...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.03.19

A tryst with prisoners of war

Seeing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman answering a volley of questions put forth by his interrogators and, later, walking tall across the Wagah border reminded me of my trips to Chittagong as an o...
By Karamjit Singh Sodhi

India  /  Published 17.03.19

Why humility may be outlandish in Pakistan

Even before there was any ominous sign that the war-torn anxieties were tranquillising, Pakistan’s information minister, Fawad Chaudhry, was preparing to steal the limelight for his leader.As soon a...
By Murtaza Shibli

India  /  Published 09.03.19

Propaganda concern

The Election Commission reminded political parties on Saturday of its 2013 advisory against the use of photos of “defence personnel by political parties” for “election propaganda”.Two days ago...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.03.19

Wing Commander Abhinandan is handed over

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been released to the Indian side at the Attari-Wagah border on Friday night.Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said yesterday that the pilot, who had fallen...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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