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IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred Vir Chakra on Independence Day

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be conferred Vir Chakra on the 73rd Independence Day.

Aug 14, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

IAF Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa visits Sulur air base, inspects Tejas, flies 'formidable war machine' MiG-21

Dhanoa undertook a sortie on the two-seater trainer version of the MiG-21 and followed it up with three solo flights on MiG-21 Type 96, the oldest variant of the aircraft.

May 17, 2019, 20:52 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's squadron gets 'Falcon Slayers' shoulder patches for shooting down F-16

The new patches brought out by the 51 Squadron of IAF depict a MiG21 in the foreground along with a red-coloured F-16 with 'Falcon Slayers' written on top and 'AMRAAM Dodgers' written at the bottom of it.

May 16, 2019, 09:15 AM IST

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May 15, 2019, 21:38 PM IST

Abhinandan’s squadron gets ‘Falcon Slayer’ patches

The MiG-21 Bison Squadron, of which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was part of when he took on the intruding aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27 this year, has taken on the sobriquet ‘Falcon Slayers’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ and have got special uniform patches made to commemorate the dogfight.

May 15, 2019, 21:02 PM IST

Abhinandan's unit dons 'Falcon Slayers' uniform patches to mark F-16 downing

The squadron, which has a fleet of MiG-21s, also calls itself 'AMRAAM dodgers' as its aircrafts evaded four to five AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles fired by PAF F-16 jets.

May 15, 2019, 20:05 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan thanks families of his colleagues

In an undated video that has gone viral on the Internet, defence personnel and colleagues gather around Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, as the IAF pilot who was captured and held captive in Pakistan earlier this year, interacts with them.

May 05, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

India fails to provide any evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan Army

The statement came hours after the Indian Air Force on Monday released radar images as part of its "irrefutable evidence" to assert that it shot down an F-16 fighter jet of Pakistan during the airstrike. 

Apr 09, 2019, 21:55 PM IST

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Apr 09, 2019, 10:26 AM IST

DNA: IAF shows radar image of Pak F-16 being shot down

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday released radar images as “irrefutable” evidence to confirm that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had shot down Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet during the aerial confrontation on February 27 in the Nowshera sector near the Line of Control (LoC).

Apr 08, 2019, 23:18 PM IST

Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan last month and returned to India two days later, has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave, official sources said Tuesday. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 27, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar

The IAF pilot had gone on leave around 12 days ago after security agencies completed a nearly two-week debriefing after his return from Pakistan. He had been in Pakistani captivity for two days prior to this.

Mar 27, 2019, 06:14 AM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s debriefing complete, pilot to go on sick leave: IAF sources

Abhinandan would now go on sick leave for a few weeks on the advice of doctors of Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.

Mar 14, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

IAF lauds Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, MiG-21 Bison for shooting down PAF F-16

This is not the first time the IAF has come up with a poem related to the recent happenings involving Pakistan.

Mar 10, 2019, 10:22 AM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan-piloted MiG-21 Bison shot down Pak F-16; have electronic evidence: MEA

It also said evidence on the use of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan is there in the form of parts of AMRAAM missile recovered from the site, which is carried only by F-16 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force.

Mar 09, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Pakistan FM Mahmood Qureshi maintains that PAF shot down 2 IAF fighter jets

Qureshi officially identified Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan as the Pakistan Air Force pilot who shot down the second Indian fighter jet in the dogfight last week.

Mar 06, 2019, 20:22 PM IST

Rajasthan govt issues direction to include Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in textbooks

Speaking to news agency ANI, Dotasra said that our forces keep us safe while sacrificing their own lives and so to inspire the upcoming generation of the bravery of our forces the step has been taken.

Mar 06, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman wants to return to cockpit at the earliest

For the last two days, the IAF pilot has been undergoing medical treatment at a military hospital in Delhi.

Mar 04, 2019, 06:45 AM IST

Salman Khurshid says Wing Commander Abhinandan 'matured', got flying badge under UPA rule, draws flak

After attracting criticism on the social media for "taking credit", Khurshid Sunday said that he had only "stated the truth".

Mar 04, 2019, 06:43 AM IST

Star wrestler Bajrang Punia wins gold in Bulgaria, dedicates medal to Abhinandan

Punia, who bagged the top prize at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games last year, has won four gold medals and one silver in the last five tournaments.

Mar 03, 2019, 16:25 PM IST