Abhinandan Varthaman: What a dog fight that was with Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 22: Indian Air Force ace pilot Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was accorded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind today. He was accorded the Vir Chakra for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft during aerial combat on February 27, 2019, a day after the Balakot airstrike.

To avenge the attack at Pulwama, India hit the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror facility at Balakot on February 26 2019. A day later on February 27 2019, the entire nation went through some tense moments, when an Indian Air Force pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistan.

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Abhinandan Varthamanan: This year, that year, the dog fight which took down a Pak F-16

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Abhinandan Varthamanan

New Delhi, Feb 27: To avenge the attack at Pulwama, India hit the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror facility at Balakot on February 26 2019. A day later on February 27 2019, the entire nation went through some tense moments, when an Indian Air Force pilot, Abhindan Varthamanan was captured by Pakistan.

On February 27 2019, 24 fighter jets took off from Pakistan and flew towards India. These included the US made F-16 Fighting Falcons.

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Pulwama, a year gone: When Operation Bandar at Balakot shook Pakistan

pulwama-attackNew Delhi, Feb 14: It has been a year since the ghastly Pulwama attack took place in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

While this attack was a major wake up call for India, what followed was an act at Balakot, which woke Pakistan up. The statement was a strong one by India to avenge the Pulwama attack that was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The Indian Air Force hit the JeM’s training facility at Balakot in which several terrorists training for fidayeen attacks were killed.

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To maintain utmost secrecy, Balakot airstrike was code named ‘Operation Bandar’

New Delhi, June 22: India made a strong statement in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, when it entered into Pakistan and destroyed a Jaish-e-Mohammad facility.

Popularly known as the Balakot air strike, this operation was code named “Operation Bandar.” The name Bandar which means monkey was taken to maintain utmost secrecy.

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