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Century Of Service Between Them, IAF Says Its MiG-21 Just Scored World’s 1st F-16 Kill

In a Cold War wet dream that has at once stunned and captured the imagination of international security watchers across the world, the Indian Air Force today declared that a MiG-21 Bison fighter managed to shoot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16D on Wednesday morning over the restive Line of Control that separates Jammu & Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The MiG-21, from the Indian Air Force’s 51 Squadron ‘Sword Arms’ […]

Flights to India and Pakistan cancelled, rerouted amid rising tensions

Major airlines were cancelling and rerouting flights to Pakistan and India Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. The airlines, including Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, suspended flights after Pakistan closed its airspace. Flight trackers showed that some even had to turn back mid-route. Later on Wednesday, airlines began restarting their services, but on alternate routes. Air Canada explained in an email to Global News that all flights […]

IAF jets strike and destroy Jaish camp across LoC, 200 killed: Sources

Indian Air Force fighter planes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the Line of Control in Balakote, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa early on Tuesday morning, intelligence sources have said. The IAF used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided bombs causing an estimated casualty of 200-300, the sources said. The laser guided bombs are built with Israeli technology and were first used in Kargil. The air strike happened around 3.30 am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak's national animal

An American has hunted Pakistan’s national animal and rare wildlife species markhor after paying a record USD 110,000 permit fee during a trophy hunting season in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes. US national Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted […]

Cricket to Politics: Six interesting facts about Imran Khan

Anybody who has ever picked up a cricket ball would know Imran Khan as the Pakistani player who captained his team to victory in the 1992 World Cup. However, few could have guessed back then that the flamboyant cricketer with an open worldview would one day go on to become the prime minister of his country on a largely conservative platform. Here are six facts that may help us understand […]

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11

Imran Khan on Monday said that he will take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, according to a media report. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own. His party had announced that it is trying to […]

The Unsung Hero from Jharkhand Who Saved Agartala from Falling to Pakistan

From a nation which is sometimes afraid to embrace the multiplicity of identities, comes a story of an Adivasi Christian soldier who embraced India at the cost of his own life. Future history books must tell the tale of Lance Naik Albert Ekka and his heroics in Gangasagar in modern-day Bangladesh during the 1971 war (Bangladesh Liberation War) against Pakistan. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chaka, India’s highest […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first

Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan’s Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, according to a media report. Ms. Kolhi (39), from Thar is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). She won the election for the reserved seat for women from Sindh. Her election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Earlier, PPP had elected first […]

US imposes sanctions on three individuals with alleged links to Pakistan-based terror networks

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three individuals believed to be working with terrorist networks based in Pakistan. The US administration called on the governments of Pakistan and other South Asian countries to deny sanctuary to dangerous individuals and organisations. The US has listed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan as Specially Designated Global Terrorists and prohibited American citizens from engaging […]