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Place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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Balakot: Place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Balakot is a town in Mansehra District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The town was destroyed during the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, but was later rebuilt with the assistance of the Government of Pakistan and Saudi Public Assistance for Pakistan Earthquake Victims (SPAPEV), a Saudi relief organisation.

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Army destroys two mortar shells fired by Pakistan troops along LoC

The 81 mm shells had remained unexploded during the recent cross-border shelling by Pakistan and were noticed in the Balakote sector, they said. The officials said the army experts rushed to the spot..
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Focusing on dynamic response that is below threshold of an all-out war: Army chief

The Army chief said the airstrikes on Balakot demonstrated that if one was skilful, escalation does not always lead to war. Moreover, he noted that the Indian Army was looking to tap blockchain..
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‘After Balakot, Pak will think 100 times before a misadventure’


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Rafale jets not enough for force's needs; indigenous weapons to be game changer: IAF chief

Soon to be inducted, the 36 Rafale jets will not be sufficient to take care of the force's requirements, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said on Friday, highlighting the need to focus on developing indigenous..
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Pakistan will think 100 times before any misadventure against India: Rajnath Singh

In an address at a seminar, he said India's adversary on the Western border will have to think 100 times before considering about any future "misadventure". The "out-of-the-box" response in the form of..
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Govt took tough, bold decision, IAF successfully struck terror target: Air chief on Balakot airstrike


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Message of Balakot clear that proxy war on our people won't be tolerated: CDS Rawat


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Balakot airstrikes sent out clear message on terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Balakot airstrikes had sent out a clear message that infrastructure across the border could not be used as safe havens for terrorists. "If we've to be..
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IAF Chief Bhadauria flies five aircraft mission commemorating 1st anniversary of Balakot strikes

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flew a MiG-21 Type 69 aircraft in a formation also comprising two Mirage-2000s and two Sukhoi-30 MKIs. Commemorating the operation, the IAF said it stands..
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How Balakot air strike became 'Operation Bandar': Inside story from the man who executed it


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Balakot airstrikes anniversary: IAF Chief RKS Bhaduria flies MiG-21 in same formation as WC Abhinandan's in 2019

Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday tooks a MiG-21 aircraft of the 51 Squadron to flight to mark the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes.
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Balakot air strike anniversary: When IAF's jets crossed Pakistan border


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There was no Pakistani aircraft within 150 kms of our strike package, says former IAF Chief on Balakot airstrike


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Balakot most significant Indian air action in four decades: IAF chief


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Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan F-16, confirms Vir Chakra citation

The audacious pre-dawn air strikes on the Jaish-e-Mohammed facility at Balakot on February 26 last year and the subsequent skirmish between Indian and Pakistani fighters garnered a dozen medals for the..
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'Had we procured Rafale...': Former IAF chief BS Dhanoa on India-Pak dogfight after Balakot strike

Dhanoa said had Abhinandan Varthaman been flying a Rafale instead of a MiG 21 during the India-Pakistan dogfight after the Balakot strike, the outcome would have been different.
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Options exist for punitive action against cross-border terror without crossing nuclear red-lines: Army chief

There are enough viable and effective options to teach punitive lessons to Pakistan for aiding and abetting cross-border terrorism without crossing its nuclear red-lines, like it was done during the..
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Surgical strikes sent Pakistan a message, says Army chief

There are enough viable and effective options to teach punitive lessons to Pakistan for aiding and abetting cross-border terrorism without crossing its nuclear red-lines, like it was done during the..
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Indian Army chief's remark of 'preemptively strike' right 'irresponsible': Pakistan

Pakistan has rejected India's new Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane's statement that New Delhi reserves the right to "preemptively strike" across the Line of Control (LoC), terming his remarks..
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Balakot message was to tell Pak there will be cost for terror attacks: Former Air Chief Marshal

The message of the Balakot air strike was to tell the Pakistani establishment and terrorist organisations that there will be a cost to pay for terror attacks in India which was effectively conveyed,..
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US reprimanded Pakistan for misusing F-16s post Balakot: US media report

US reprimands Pakistan over misusing F-16s after Balakot: US media report
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Won't tolerate provocation from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh on Saturday said surgical strike across the LoC in 2016 and the Balakot air strike in 2019 show that India will no longer tolerate provocation from Pakistan. "India has always accorded..
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Surgical strike, Balakot air attack shows India won't tolerate provocation: Rajnath Singh


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'Bid afoot to revive Balakot terror camp'


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Pakistan trying to reactivate Balakot terror camp, govt says in Rajya Sabha


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Pak-based terror outfits trying to reactivate terror camps in Balakot: MHA

The statement came in the form of a written reply to a query of Congress leader Ahmed Patel in Rajya Sabha.
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Attempts being made to reactivate Balakot terror camp: Govt

Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said in Rajya Sabha that the central government is committed to take all necessary steps to protect the borders of the country and maintain its integrity..
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Heavy Pakistan shelling in Poonch, two civilians injured

The mortar shelling from across the border started in Balakote area of Mendhar sector around 1.20 pm, prompting strong retaliation by Indian Army, the officials said. They said two civilians were..
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Congress leaders' statements on J&K have helped Pakistan: PM Modi

"Whenever we talk of Swachch Bharat, surgical strike or Balakot strike, the Congress starts jumping in pain. The statements of Congress leaders on Kashmir please Pakistan, who uses it to strengthen its..
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'Congress starts jumping with pain if anyone says Balakot': PM Modi in Haryana's Sonipat

Slammed the Congress party, PM Modi in Sonipat's Gohana said during its (Congress') misrule neither jawans were safe, neither farmers nor our sportspersons.
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After ATC mix up, Pakistan F-16 jets intercepted Delhi-Kabul Spicejet flight last month

Amid tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad after Balakot air strikes in February, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a Kabul-bound Indian passenger plane for almost an hour over their airspace last..
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Wish India possessed Rafale jets during Balakot strike: Rajnath


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IAF friendly fire case: Air Force Group Captain, Wing Commander face court-martial in Mi-17 chopper crash

On the morning of February 27, when Pakistan counter-attacked in response to the Balakot airstrike, an IAF Mi-17 chopper crashed over Budgam near Srinagar killing all six of its occupants.
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45-50 terrorists, including suicide bombers, training at JeM Balakot facility: Sources

Eight months after Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot, intelligence agencies have received inputs that as many as 45-50 terrorists, including..
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Statements by Congress leaders only strengthen Pakistan: Rajnath Singh slams oppn over Rafale shastra puja row

"If we had Rafale fighter aircraft with us, then I think we need not have gone to Pakistan for Balakot airstrike. We could have eliminated terror camps there, even while sitting in India," Defence..
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Pakistan shells villages along LoC in Balakote, Krishnaghati


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Abhinandan leads the men and machines that taught Pak a lesson

The IAF on Tuesday put the men and their flying machines that bombed on February 26 a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) facility at Balakot and then thwarted Pakistan's counter-offensive the next day at the..
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IAF demonstrated its resolve, capability in punching perpetrators of terrorism: Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria

The IAF Chief also acknowledged the contribution of all the personnel who he said silently and professionally contributed to the airstrikes at the terror camp in Balakot.
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Air Force Day: IAF awards squadrons for braving Pak attacks, conducting Balakot airstrikes

Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal's 601 Signal unit was awarded for their role in Balakot aerial strikes and foiling the aerial attack by Pakistan in February.
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IAF Chief awards units for Balakot airstrikes, thwarting Pakistan attack

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron was awarded unit citation by Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria for thwarting Pakistani aerial attack and shooting down enemy F-16 fighter aircraft on..
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Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pak's F-16, flies fighter jet at Air Force Day Parade

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of IAF, who shot down Pakistan's F-16 jet during a dogfight on February 27 earlier this year, flew MiG-21 Bison aircraft on Air Force Day parade today at Hindon Air..
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'Major shift' in the government's way of handling terrorist attacks: IAF Chief

"The strategic relevance of this (Balakot air strikes) is the resolve of the political leadership to punish the perpetrators of terrorism. There is a major shift in the government's way of handling..
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Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day


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IAF Mirage 2000 fighter jets that destroyed Jaish terror camp in Balakot airstrike code-named 'Spice'

However, the Balakot Operation was code-named 'Operation Bandar' to maintain secrecy
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'Operation Spice' was code word for Balakot airstrike, reveals IAF

The IAF had conducted the Balakot airstrikes on February 26 in response to the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama which resulted in the martyrdom of 40 CRPF personnel.
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Indian Air Force clip features Balakot strike

New Air Chief Marshall RKS Bhadauria releases promotional video to mark Air Force Day
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Successfully struck Jaish terrorist camps located at Balakot: IAF Chief

The IAF chief also assured the nation of the force's sacred resolve in defending the country's sovereignty and safeguarding the national interest.
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Air Force releases promotional video on Balakot airstrike

Releasing the video, Air Chief Marshal Bhaduria said that the footage in the promotional video was not actually from Mirage fighter jets that launched an airstrike on the terror launch pad in..
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Indian Air Force ready to respond to any Pak attack at short notice: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

A promotional video regarding the story of Balakot was also showcased at the event.
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IAF monitoring situation along Indo-Pak border, ready for Balakot-type strike: Air Force chief Bhadauria


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