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Story Posted on 27-02-2019

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Mig, Indian mig pilot, Shah Rukh Khan, Rang De Basanti

From Shah Rukh Khan's 'Veer Zaara' to Rajesh Khanna's 'Aradhana', how Bollywood portrayed Indian Air Force pilots over the years

Inspiring, provocative, yet completely poised — the Indian Air Force is at the heart of many a Bollywood war drama!

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections, Priyanka Gandhi, Congress

Priyanka, interrupted? How the IAF air strike has blunted the Congress' ‘Brahmastra’

Dazed after surgical strike 2.0 and hamstrung by unwilling allies, the Congress is now staring at the prospect of warming the Opposition benches for another five years.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pakistan, Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-mohammed, Balakot

A Strategic Moment: Why the Balakot air-strike is so significant

The facility was a centre for planning, equipping and training suicide bombers to target India. Pakistan must tell the world why it was there at all.

VARIETY

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Biodiversity loss, Wildlife loss, Forest fire, Bandipur tiger reserve

Inferno that swept Bandipur has left many questions unanswered

As the fire raged, destroying thousands of acres of forest, animals and birds in its wake, was the concerned Department trying to pin the blame on the local tribal population as usual?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Female pilot, Surgical strike on pakistan, Indian air force surgical strike, Indian mig pilot

Balakot air strike: Were there female IAF pilots?

The news turned out to be false. There were no women pilots among the IAF squad sent to bomb Balakot. But why not?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Air strike, Terrorism, Balakot

The implications of India’s Balakot action

As the world watches, how India's air-strike could play out in bilateral, regional and international terms now.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
India pakistan border, Indian surgical strike 2, Pulwama terrorist attack, Balakot air strike

Balakot Air Strike: Let’s not slip up on the ladder of escalation

India and Pakistan are locked in the awful embrace of conflict. But escalations are detrimental for people on either side of the border.

VOICES

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Indo-Pak, Pulwama, Jaish-e-mohammed, Social Media

The surgical strike aftermath: Why introspecting over our social media behaviour is crucial

Shame on us for mouthing a terrorist group's mantra in the context of the Indian Air Force — and all the valour they stand for.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Iaf air-stike, Terrorism, Wahabi islam, Balakot

Steeped in Extremism: Balakot has been a hub of Wahabi ideology and radical Islam for far too long

Many terrorists, including Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, have had strong links to the terror haven. There is a clear history to this.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, IAF

Surgical Strikes 2.0: How air strikes have titled the balance of 2019 polls in Modi's favour

By sheer coincidence of circumstances, the IAF strike could not have come at a more opportune moment for the beleaguered government.