A new badge of honour, AMRAAM Dodgers, has been introduced to the Indian Air Force’s No. 51 Squadron following the successful airstrike in Pakistan’s Balakot. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is a part of the squadron.
The badge has been named ‘AMRAAM’ after an AMRAAM missile fired by the US-made Pakistani F-16 jets during a dogfight between India and Pakistan. The IAF had dodged the missiles on the morning of February 27 when around 24 fighter jets flew towards India from Pakistan.
The F-16 aircraft are manufactured by US weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin and have formed the backbone of Pakistan’s Air Force for decades. Read more