South Asia and Beyond

An IAF Cross-Border Operation, But The Target Wasn’t Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Talk about cross-border operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the first thing that comes to mind is Pakistan’s Balakot, 2019. But three decades before that, IAF undertook another operation in a show of strength. It was a mission of a different kind and the purpose wasn’t offensive but to supply humanitarian aid to people in distress. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale details what triggered that operation and what followed.

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