Neither IAF nor Indian MEA presented any Evidence of PAF F-16 Shoot Down

24 Hours after IAF claims to have Shoot Down PAF F-16 fighter jet Neither IAF nor Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson presented any Evidence of PAF F-16 Shoot Down

In a very brief press statement, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, accompanied by Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, said Pakistan has targeted military installations on the Indian side. We have lost one fighter jet. One pilot has been missing. Pakistan has claimed they have arrested him. However, we are still ascertaining the fact,” he adds.

He said the Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. “In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force. The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed that he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts,” he said.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet that intruded into Indian air space in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, according to external affairs ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar, who said the wreckage of the plane fell on the Pakistan side of the LoC, and more Pakistani warplanes were forced to return by the Indian aerial riposte.

Soon after the aerial combat DG ISPR conducted a press conference and shared details and Evidence of IAF MIG-21 Fighter jet shot down

Pakistan not only released photo and Videos of IAF MIG-21 Fighter jet Wreckage shot down in Pakistan territory but they also released video of captured IAF fighter pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan’s

Indian Claims that they have shot down shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet that intruded into Indian air space in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district but that claims seemed to be fake as india is yet to provide any evidence
A lot of questions are raised by both Pakistan and India on IAF claims for example

  • Where is Wreckage of PAF F-16?
  • Why IAF didn’t posted Gun camera video or Cockpit Video of F-16 shot down?
  • Did Pakistan Used F-16 in Indian Raid?

Refuting Indian media reports that a Pakistani F-16 jet was shot down, DG ISPR of Pakistan said that, “No F-16 was used in yesterday Indian Airstrike”

People have the right to life, and to live in peace. War is not the solution, he maintained.

Indian Media Claims of PAF F-16 shot down

Details of the aerial combat on Wednesday morning suggests the MiG21 combat pilot locked and fired at a Pakistani F16 target along the Line of Control.

Sources who did not wish to be named said the engagement started when at least ten Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft were seen heading for military targets along LoC. A combat air patrol, which had at least two MiG21 fighter jets and Su30MKI fighters, was launched from the Indian side to engage them.

Varthaman managed to let off a short-range R73 missile against an intruding F16, which brought it down. During the engagement, his MiG21 crossed LoC to retain the lockin on the target and was shot down either by a surface-to-air missile or another Pakistani jet. Sources said the Pakistani jet was a twin-seater and that the fighter formation had taken off from three different bases.

The Pak jets retreated without causing any damage in India. “There is corroborating evidence that an F16 engaged was shot down. It was engaged by our MiG21 Bison fighter,” an officer who did not wish to be named said. Pakistan has released videos of Varthaman and pictures of the MiG21, but there is no evidence yet of the downed F16. However, officials said ground troops saw the Pakistani jet going down.



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