Mig 21
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 08.03.19

Suspected bird-hit downs MiG-21 Bison

A MiG-21 Bison fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed after it reportedly suffered a bird hit in Bikaner’s Shobhasar Ki Dhani area on Friday.The pilot managed to eject safely before it crashed. The...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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 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 in

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

India  /  Published 14.03.19

IAF pilot Abhinandan on sick leave

The debriefing of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was released by Pakistan on March 1 after 48 hours in captivity, is complete and he has been granted four weeks’ medical leave, defence min...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.03.19

MiG-21 crashes in Bikaner

A MiG 21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Friday, a defence ministry spokesperson said. The pilot ejected to safety as the aircraft went down in Shob...
By PTI in Jaipur

India  /  Published 06.03.19

‘Stolen’ warning to Hindu

The Centre has described as “stolen” the information published by The Hindu on the Rafale deal and threatened to prosecute the newspaper, prompting the Supreme Court to ask whether the government ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.03.19

MiG hoardings pack a punch

The message on the hoardings is hard to miss in this season of the Rafale.“MiG makes in India since 1963,” say the gigantic hoardings with pictures of the fighter plane that the Bangalore-based Hi...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.19

Missing an F-16. Not Missing an F-16

The facts of the India-Pakistan dogfight in February, post Pulwama and Balakot, still refuse to add up. The naysaying, it refuses to stop. On Saturday, a report published in the US magazine, Foreign P...
By Upala Sen in


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