Abhinandan Varthaman
India  /  Published 04.03.19

Pilot wants to be back in cockpit

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has conveyed to the Indian Air Force that he wants to return to the cockpit as soon as possible, officials said on Sunday. For the past two days, Abhinandan has bee...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.19

The air strikes haven't made India safer

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader, B.S. Yeddyurappa, said out loud what every member of his party has been salivating about ever since the Indian Air Force carried out pre-dawn strikes on February 26 ...
By Manini Chatterjee

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

Humanity trumps Pak prejudice

119 Indians and 1 Pakistani. That is how the two countries are represented in a WhatsApp group of Urdu lovers spanning continents.At a time Pakistan-bashing is the norm on social media in India, the m...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.19

Reporting Balakot: the truth of a pantomime war

The ongoing reportage on the cross-border skirmishing this last week has been bewildering. The average news-consuming citizen could be forgiven for wondering if anything he thought he knew about the I...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 02.03.19

Meaning of Abhinandan will change now: Modi

'Abhinandan' used to mean welcome, but its meaning will change now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday in an apparent reference to the IAF pilot released by Pakistan.His remarks came a day ...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 28.02.19

Imran offers to release pilot today

Pakistan will return Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday.In spite of the gravity of the matter, some officials in South Block did equate the ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.19

After prayers by CM, it’s time for questions

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday tweeted prayers for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s safe return but raised questions later in the evening on the pre-emptive air strikes on Pa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.02.19

India wants IAF pilot ‘back immediately’

India has not asked for consular access to the IAF pilot captured by Pakistan, and is insisting on his unconditional and immediate return, government sources said on Thursday.They asserted that there ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.09.19

IAF chief flies Mig-21 with Abhinandan Varthaman

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February flew a MiG 21 fighter j...
By The Telegraph in Pathankot

Cricket  /  Published 12.06.19

Pakistan World Cup ad parodies pilot Abhinandan capture

A few still managed to find humour in the dose of insults from the other side, saying “such is our hero’s (Abhinandan’s) personality that no one can remain untouched by it”....
By The Telegraph in New Delhi


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