If there is one good thing that has emerged from the entire episode of the Pulwama attacks, it is the fact that Pakistan cannot get away with their web of lies over cross border terrorism and its use of the F 16. Irrefutable evidence of their involvement, followed by their response on the air strikes conducted by the IAF, revealed the penchant Pakistan has had for cross border terrorism.
Recently, further investigations into the controversial F 16 episode now leaves the lies of Pakistan brutally exposed. Not only did ‘our neighbor’ lie blatantly about the involvement of F 16 post the airstrikes, but also they spread false propaganda about the arrests of two IAF pilots, whereas the truth was just the opposite.
Now it turns out that the version of the events as put forward by the IAF stand cent per cent true. Following the airstrikes, Pakistan deployed their F 16 fighter jets, one of which entered India, armed with the air to air AAMRAAM missiles. It was in response to this attack that a small squadron of Sukhoi fighter jets, accompanied by Wing Commander Abhinandan’s MiG 21 Bison fighter jet took off.
While pursuing the invading F 16 fighter jet, Abhinandan’s aircraft indulged in a dogfight with the same. Abhinandan was successful in neutralizing the threat, but due to a technical snag, his plane crashed down and he was forced to eject, ultimately landing on enemy soul. It was in this sequence of events that he was attacked by the hostile locals, before being captured by the Pakistani armed forces.
As per recent investigations, it is now confirmed that IAF lost only the MiG 21 Bison flown by WC Abhinandan, and not two aircrafts as claimed by Pakistani propagandists. Following is a tweet by journalist Aditya Raj Kaul that confirms the same:-
BREAKING: Indian Govt firm on its stand that Pak hit only one IAF aircraft ie MiG21 of W.C. Abhinandan, not any Sukhoi. If need be, India can release footage of the IAF Sukhoi which is very much in India’s IAF inventory. Pakistan however has failed to prove that F16 not missing.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 5, 2019
Now this means only one thing : Pakistan is in for some deep trouble. They’ve already invited the wrath of the USA for using their F 16 without permission, and if this is proved beyond any doubt, Pakistan would be forced to ground their entire fleet for employing the aircraft in contravention to the terms of agreement, which had clearly forbidden Pakistan from using the aircraft against their neighbours, especially India.
Moreover, Pakistan is trying it’s best to hide the humiliation of having their own pilot killed by the locals. In a startling revelation, it turned out that the pilot of the F 16 landed after ejection in a semi conscious situation. He was mistaken for an Indian by the locals and was beaten black and blue, until he fell unconscious. He was rescued by the Pakistani Army and admitted to a hospital, where he unfortunately breathed his last.
To be honest, Pakistan is now in a dilemma, as the authorities now have to choose between the devil and the deep blue sea. If they deny the attacks, their credibility will sink further in front of the world. If they accept their involvement, they are at the risk of complete isolation from the world. Either way, it is karma at its best.