Return to Country : Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s Parents Get Standing Ovation On Flight to Delhi

New Delhi : It’s the most common of sights. As aeroplanes skid to a stop as they land, passengers invariably ignore the still glowing ‘fasten seatbelts’ sign and make a beeline for the exit, each one determined to be the first one out of the aircraft, as if there’s a prize waiting for them at […]

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‘A True Soldier… Pray He Isn’t Tortured’: Abhinandan’s IAF Veteran Father

New Delhi: The father of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman prayed for his son’s safe return on Thursday, a day after the pilot was captured while engaging with the Pakistani air force amid escalating aerial confrontation following Tuesday’s air strikes by India. “Thank you, my friends, for your concern and wishes. I thank God for […]

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India will fight, live, work and win as one: PM Modi

New Delhi : It is necessary to ensure that nothing is done to dent the morale of the security forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, a day after Pakistani fighter jets violated Indian air space in response to Indian forces targeting a JeM terror camp in its territory. Modi also said India will […]

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IAF Shoots Down Pakistan’s F-16 in Retaliatory Fire

New Delhi: A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet that violated Indian air space on Wednesday morning was shot down in retaliatory fire, senior government officials said. According to sources, the warplane was shot three kilometres within Pakistan territory in Lam valley of Nowshera sector. A parachute was seen as the F-16 was going down, but the […]

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Top security, intel officials meet at PMO

New Delhi: Top security and intelligence officials Wednesday huddled into a meet at the prime minister’s office in the wake of Pakistan Air Force jets violating the Indian airspace, sources said. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, senior officials of the Indian Navy, Army and the Air Force and other security officials were holding a meeting […]

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Nine airports in north India shut amid tension with Pak

New Delhi: Nine airports, including the ones in Srinagar and Jammu, were closed on Wednesday for civilian air traffic amid escalating tension with Pakistan, officials said. Airports at Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh were among those closed, they said. The move to close the airports comes amid escalation of tension […]

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PM Modi Holds High-level Security Meet as India Strikes Pakistan Days After Pulwama Attack

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting the top ministers of his cabinet committee on security at his residence in Delhi amid reports that India carried out air strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday. Days after Pulwama attack, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan with top government sources […]

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Javadekar Said :Nation firmly behind armed forces

New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday hailed the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan, saying the entire nation stands firmly behind the armed forces. “It was a necessary step required for the security of the country … it was an act of maha parakram (mightily act),” he said. […]

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Atmosphere Beginning to Thaw, Says Pak Lawmaker in India for Kumbh Mela

New Delhi : A Pakistani lawmaker from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party has met top Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Islamabad started backdoor contacts with New Delhi to defuse tensions between the two sides in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, a media report said Sunday. “The government has begun backdoor […]

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AIIMS doctors to check Parrikar in Goa : CMO

New Delhi : A team of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi will arrive in Goa on Sunday evening to attend to ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said, dismissing rumours that he was in a “critical” state. The official said […]

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