The IAF on Monday has called out Pakistan’s lie about the failed Pakistani air raid on February 27 this year. In a press briefing, IAF has nailed Pakistan’s lie that its F-16 fighter jet was not shot down in the dogfight that had ensued after PAF had violated the Indian airspace.
In the press conference, the Indian Air Force (IAF) made it clear that after India had successfully struck the JeM terror training camps in a non-military, pre-emptive action, PAF had attempted to target Indian military installations. However, the Pakistani attempts were foiled by the IAF. The Pakistani fighter jets were traced by way of electronic signature (shown on the slide). Missiles used by the Pakistani Air Force were defeated by the IAF counter attack. MiG-21 Bison flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down a PAF F-16 aircraft. Radar imagery confirmed that the Pakistani F-16 was shot down and it fell down on the other side of the LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. An IAF MiG-21 Bison flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan was also shot but he ejected safely and his parachute also drifted across the Line of Control.
#BREAKING: Indian Air Force (IAF) releases AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) radar images and Indian Army sighting details as Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor confirms Pakistan F-16 was downed by Indian Air Force Mig 21 Bison on February 27. Evidence out to nail Pak lie. pic.twitter.com/JNKcQP7F7Y
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) April 8, 2019
The Indian Air Force has made it clear that it has undeniable evidence to prove that Pakistan had used the F-16 aircraft in order to violate India’s airspace violation. The Indian Army posts deployed near the Line of Control (LoC) also observed two parachutes, 8-10 kilometres apart. This makes it clear that apart from the IAF pilot, a Pakistani pilot had also ejected.
As per the press briefing, the fact of the PAF aircraft being shot down is also corroborated by radio communication intercepts of the Pakistan Army and the official statement of DG ISPR who stated “3 pilots-one in custody, and two in the area.” The briefing also brought to light how DG ISPR had claimed that Pakistan had two pilots, one in custody and the other was admitted and being treated in hospital. Even Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s initial version was based on similar lines.
Here’s the Indian Air Force’s latest statement released at a press conference today: pic.twitter.com/k261bIboC8
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) April 8, 2019
The IAF press briefing has made it clear that India has sufficient evidence to prove that the IAF MiG-21 Bison had successfully shot down an F-16. Pakistani lies stand exposed for all practical purposes.