Tag: Iaf Pilot

Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

New Delhi: A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control. According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a subedar with the […]

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns home

Attari: Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistani security personnel during a dogfight near the Line of Control (LoC) on February 27 returned to India after arriving at Attari Wagah border on Friday evening from Lahore. Sources said that Abhinandan was accompanied by Indian High Commission officials from […]

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be released by Pakistan today

Attari (Punjab): Scores of people assembled at the Attari Joint Check Post (JCP) here on Friday to receive Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities later in the day. People started arriving in Attari, around 30 km from Sikh holy city of Amritsar, since 6 a.m. […]

Pakistan: Will decide on status of Indian pilot in couple of days

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said that it will decide on the status of captive Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman “in a couple of days”. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that the Indian pilot, who was caught on Wednesday, was “safe and healthy”. “India has raised the matter of the pilot with us. We’ll decide in a […]

India demands immediate, safe return of pilot in Pak custody

New Delhi: India on Wednesday said Pakistan has committed an “unprovoked act of aggression” by targeting Indian military posts with its air force and sought immediate and safe return of an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot in its custody. After an aerial engagement in the J&K’s Nowshera sector on Wednesday, Pakistan claimed that it has captured […]

1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: An IAF pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the ‘Aero India 2019’ air show begins on Wednesday. The crash occurred on the outskirts of the airbase in the northern part of the city in an open […]

Centre, HAL directed to compensate IAF pilot for MiG-21 crash

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and HAL to pay a total of Rs 55 lakh compensation to a serving IAF officer rendered unfit for flying after a MiG-21 crash in 2005. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Deepa Sharma said the armed forces cannot be […]