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In 1965 Too, Pilot In Inferior Plane Downed Pakistan Fighter

When Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a Russia-made MiG-21 Bison fired at a comparatively advanced US-made Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 along the Line of Control, little did he know that he was creating aviation history. But this may not have been the

Taiwan Calls Pakistans Bluff Over US Missiles Sale To India

Taiwan has called Pakistan’s bluff and asserted that it has not transferred any US-made missile to India.  A missile shown in a picture by the government as having been fired by Pakistan using its F-16 fighter jets in attack this week actually belonged to Taiwan,

HAL’s 2-in-1 Fighter : To Train in Peace and Fight in War

From cruise missiles to Laser-guided bombs—like the ones used in Balakot air strike against Pakistan last month—and anti-shipping missiles to smart weapons and modern radars and avionic systems, the new aircraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) promises enough arsenal. But that’s not it: The

Facts About Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman That Will Beam Your Chest With Pride

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhi Nandan Varthman,  Hands tied, bloodied face , big grilled for his Pakistani captors but remarkably still calm and Composed . Today India has saluted the bravery of the Wing Commander Abhi Nandan. The valour, mettle and

India’s MiG-21 Upgraded By Russia Equal To Pakistan’s F-16, Says Analyst

India’s MiG-21 fighter upgraded by Russia possesses combat capabilities identical to those of the F-16 of Pakistan’s Air Force, the editor-in-chief of National Defense magazine, Igor Korotchenko, said about recent clashes involving these planes. An air fight between the planes of the two types occurred

The Curious Case Of Three Parachutes After Aerial-Combat Over PoK Sky

Shortly after the images of a downed Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 fighter, surfaced online, a video of an eyewitness account from the area over which the dogfight with Indian MIG-21 Bison occurred was accessed by Times Now. A locale who saw the aerial-combat between the fighter

High Alert Sounded At Oil, Gas Units Near Pak Border

The government has issued a high alert for all vital oil and gas installations, particularly those within the air-strike range from Pakistan, including public and private sector refineries located in Panipat (Haryana), Bathinda (Punjab), Jamnagar and Vadinar (Gujarat), and the crucial offshore producing field, the

Why IAF Picked MiG-21s To Take On Pakistani F-16s On Wednesday

Keyboard warriors, armchair analysts and even experts have questioned the rationale of using the MiG-21 aircraft in Combat Air Patrol (CAP) Wednesday, when India lost at least one fighter against Pakistan’s F-16s. However, sources in the Indian Air Force defended the use of the MiG-21,

Down From Three To Two To One: Pakistan Now Accepts It Has Only One IAF Pilot In Its Custody

Making a u-turn, the propaganda wing of the Pakistan armed forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), has confirmed on Twitter that it has only one Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot in its custody. This comes just hours after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, in

Decoding IAF’s Lethal Arsenal That Destroyed Pakistani Terror Camps

Several hours before daybreak on February 26, 12 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighters were being armed with a deadly arsenal to carry out air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan. The armament included the lethal Israeli Crystal Maze long-range air-to-surface missiles and SPICE-2000 bombs.

India Shoots Down Pak F-16 Jet In Nowshera Sector, Islamabad Claims It Also Destroyed 2 Indian Aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday claimed that it shot down an F-16 fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force. The enemy F-16 jet, that violated Indian air space, was shot down in Indian retaliatory fire within 3km of Pakistan territory in Lam valley,

10 Things You Should Know About National War Memorial

Hello Defence Lovers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated a new National War Memorial, situated in the India Gate complex in New Delhi, to the nation. He lit the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone obelisk to pay homage to the soldiers

Martyred Officer’s Wife To Join Indian Army As Tribute To Her Husband

The wife of Major Prasad Mahadik, who was killed in a fire at his camp in Arunachal Pradesh, will follow into the footsteps of her late husband and join the Indian Army next year after completion of training.  Gauri Mahadik (32), all set to join the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) at

India Can Now Quickly Build Bigger Jets, Says DRDO Chief

After the final operational clearance (FOC) of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, India is now looking at a rapid multi-pronged effort to build the next class of fighter jets having more powerful engines and potent weaponry. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, who is Secretary, Defence Research and

India ‘Reluctant’ Nuclear Weapon State, Committed To No-First-Use Policy: Manmohan Singh

New proliferation risks and challenges can lead to “unintended escalations”, increasing the “likelihood” of a nuclear strike, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday, asserting that India is a “reluctant” nuclear weapon state. He was speaking at the book launch of Observer Reserach Foundation’s ‘Nuclear

Kashmir : Deputy SP, Soldier Martyred, Three JeM Militants Killed In Kulgam Encounter

A deputy superintendent of police, an army jawan and three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. The encounter took place in the Turigam area of Kulgam after the police got an intelligence input

Indian-Russian JV Mulls Installing Modified Missiles On MiG-29

The Indian-Russian BrahMos Aerospace joint venture is looking into the possibility of installing a new modification of their missile on light combat aircraft, namely, the Tejas and the MiG-29, BrahMos Aerospace Market Promotion and Export General Manager Praveen Pathak told TASS on the sidelines of

Lockheed Martin Deletes Claim That Its Rebranded F-21 Could Be A Path To Indian F-35s

Lockheed Martin has rebranded its latest advanced F-16 offering for India as the F-21 and has shown the jet would have new features, including a revised glass cockpit and other advanced features. But the pitch appears to be much more about opportunities industrial cooperation in

Advanced MiG-35 Offered to India Priced Lower Than Other Foreign Models: Russia

Russia’s advanced MiG-35 light-class fighter jet, participating in the Indian Air Force tender for the purchase of 110 aircraft of this kind, would cost India 20 % less than similar foreign models, the Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation said here on Thursday. “In terms of economical

Indian Naval Helicopter ALH Dhruv Gets Foldable Rotors

Naval versions of India’s ‘Dhruv’ Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) will get folding rotors to accommodate the chopper in tight spaces on board Indian ships. Work on this modification has been done at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore to make the rotors foldable which will

DRDO Scouts For R&D Partners To Jointly Build Jet Engines For AMCA

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is looking for potential partners to co-develop an engine for its planned Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and five other future technologies, its chairman G. Satheesh Reddy said on Monday. It is on the lookout for collaborators to

UN Chief Calls On India, Pak To Take ‘Immediate Steps’ To Reduce Tensions

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take “immediate steps” to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama terror attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if both sides ask. The already sour relations between India and

Pulwama Terror Attack: Can India Respond Like Israeli MOSSAD Way?

By Kartikeya Sharma (Kartikeya Sharma is Political Editor at WION) After every terror attack in India, people want the government to take action against Pakistan the way Israel would in such circumstances. This feeling is further accentuated by the narrative built by mass media which, in

India Must Spend More On Intelligence, Says Ex-RAW Chief Vikram Sood

The terrorist attack in Pulwama district in the Kashmir Valley that killed 44 CRPF personnel indicates a lapse on the part of the intelligence agencies as there was intelligence that the Jaish-e-Mohamaad was in active mode. An attack like that is not the job of

All Russian-Made S-400 Missiles Sent To China Have Been Destroyed

Rostec Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov has confirmed that Russia was forced to destroy all delivered to China S-400 missile after a vessel transporting these got caught in a storm. Speaking at a press conference at the IDEX 2019 military exhibition, Chemezov said that Russia had

Must Read: Israeli Army Colonel’s Chilling Comment on Indian Soldiers Dying Everyday

It is a sad state for our nation as we are failing to protect our soldiers who protect us day and night, throughout the year, and in extreme climatic conditions. Our government has failed miserably to provide necessary equipment, bulletproof jackets and the liberty to

रूट को लेकर CRPF ने बरती थी पूरी सतर्कता, लेकिन यह छोटी सी चूक पड़ी भारी

जम्मू कश्मीर के पुलवामा में गुरुवार शाम हुए आत्मघाती हमले में सीआरपीएफ के 44 जवान शहीद हो गए। हमला उस समय हुआ जब सीआरपीएफ का काफिला जम्मू से श्रीनगर के लिए निकला था। इस आतंकी वारदात के बाद जवानों की सुरक्षा को लेकर कई सवाल भी

Saab Looks To Make In India Its Gripen Fighter Jets

Swedish armaments maker Saab AB on Thursday said it will consider India as a global manufacturing base for its Gripen fighter jets if it is chosen as the winning bidder in an Indian Air Force (IAF) tender for 114 jets. At a press conference in

Putin Writes to Modi; White House Asks Pakistan To Shut Down Terror Havens

USA and Russia for the second consecutive day have asked perpetrators of Pulwama terror attack to be brought to justice with President Vladimir Putin asking for action against attackers and White House demanding that Pakistan dismantles terror infrastructure.  Putin sent his condolences to President Ram

The Most Troubling Story In The Rafale CAG Report Isn’t About The Rafale

This Article is originally taken from livefistdefence India’s 157-page national audit report tabled in the country’s Parliament yesterday made the headlines and raised political temperatures because it contained a long anticipated chapter on the Narendra Modi government’s contentious 2016 Rafale jet deal. The report does,


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