QWrap: IAF Gives Proof of Pak’s Use of F-16; BJP Unveils Manifesto

QWrap: IAF Gives Proof of Pak’s Use of F-16; BJP Unveils Manifesto

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1. IAF Gives Proof of Pakistan’s F-16 Shot Down By MiG 21 on 27 Feb

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday, 8 April, revealed radar and AWACS data and radio transmissions which it says is the conclusive evidence that Pakistan used F-16s in the aerial skirmish on 27 February, and that one was shot down by the MiG-21 flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

The IAF gave its official account of the 27 February dogfight and provided proof of the involvement of the Pakistani F-16 that the IAF has claimed to have shot down.

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2. BJP Manifesto Highlights: Ram Mandir, Revoking Articles 370, 35A

Three days before the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, 8 April, released its manifesto with a focus on development and national security.

Top party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party President Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, were present at the launch of the manifesto – described by the BJP as its ‘sankalp patra’ – in Delhi.

Here is a lowdown on what the BJP has promised to the people ahead of the polls.

Catch all the live updates on the BJP manifesto launch here.

Also Read : BJP Unveils Manifesto with ‘Nationalist Vision’, Seeks Second Term

3. Modi Must Improve These 10 Economic Stats If He Returns to Power

In the prequel video, Raghav Bahl had analysed the four economic reforms that he acknowledges under Modi 1.0, viz Ujjwala, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in that order. Now is the turn to look at the failures.

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4. Exclusive: J&K Cops Warned of Fidayeen Attack in Pulwama on 24 Jan

The Jammu and Kashmir Police intelligence wing had received reports about the possibility of a “major fidayeen attack” in Awantipora area of Pulwama district weeks before the jihadist terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in an unprecedented car blast on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on 14 February this year.

The Quint has accessed communications that make it clear that the suicide strike occurred notwithstanding alerts about such attempts by a group of JeM militants led by one Mudasir Khan alias Mohammad Bhai of Midora, Tral.

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Also Read : After Pulwama, Has Air Transit Been Properly Implemented By CRPF? 

5. After Pulwama, Has Air Transit Been Properly Implemented By CRPF?

Within 10 days of the dastardly Pulwama terror attack on 14 February 2019, which killed 40 CRPF jawans, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved air transit facilities for the CRPF between Jammu and Srinagar.

Recently, another attack was attempted on the CRPF convoy, which comprised 400 jawans in Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir. Fortunately, the attack failed.

But the question is, why are so many jawans still being transported by road, when the government had already approved air transit facilities?

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6. Will South Kashmir’s Destroyed Houses Matter in This Election?

Civilian property gets destroyed regularly in encounters between the army and terrorists. According to an IndiaSpend report, 105 houses were destroyed between May 2015 and 2018 in Pulwama district alone. But, have the civilians received any help from the civic authorities?

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7. Lalu Would’ve Handled Mahagathbandhan Much Better: Chirag Paswan

The Quint met with the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan who will contest for the second time from the Jamui constituency of Bihar, this time against RSLP leader Bhudeo Choudhary. In 2014, the actor-turned-politician defeated RJD's Sudanshi Shekhar by 85,000 votes.

(Read the full story here)

Also Read : Opposition unity in polls a 'delusion': Chirag Paswan

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