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Operation Balakot: 26/02/2019

Operation Balalkot Part 5 At 01.00 am on 26 Feb 2019, the atmosphere in the crew room of Air Force Station was tense. All 12 fighter pilots, fully dressed in combat flying gear, were waiting for the word “scramble”. However, none of the pilots was in a mood to chat. Instead, they were mentally rehearsing,Continue reading “Operation Balakot: 26/02/2019”

Deciding Upon The Weapon Mix

Operation Balakot Part 4: Deciding upon the Weapon Mix by Indian Forces Underestimating the opponent is one grave mistake that no one should make in a battle. It is a known fact that the Pakistani Air Force is a competent fighting force. In 2019 they had F-16 jets, which were known as the top ofContinue reading “Deciding Upon The Weapon Mix”

Operation Balakot: Part 2 (Selection of Target)

Operation Balakot Part 2 (to be Continued) (Selection of Target) The Government decision on 15 Feb 2019 to go for a military operation put Air Marshal Hari Kumar in an unprecedented situation. He was commissioned in the IAF on 14 Dec79 as a fighter pilot. After a distinguished career spanning almost 40 years, he wasContinue reading “Operation Balakot: Part 2 (Selection of Target)”

Operation Balakot

Operation Balakot: What went on behind the Scene On 25 Feb 2019 evening, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanwa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC had hosted a farewell dinner for the retiring Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, AOC-in-C in the sprawling Akash Air Force Officers’ Mess, New Delhi. The partyContinue reading “Operation Balakot”