Radar images showing the air battle between Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and a Pakistani F-16 jet were displayed by the Indian Air Force as “irrefutable proof” that an F-16 was downed, according to the NDTV news outlet.

“The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27, 2019 but also that IAF MIG 21 Bison shot down the F-16,” Air Force Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said at a press conference as quoted by the Times Now.

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The statement comes days after the Foreign Policy magazine reported that US defence officials had taken stock of the F-16s at different airbases in Pakistan and found none to be missing.

The incident involving the IAF and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) took place on 27 February, when the Indian Air Force conducted an airstrike on an alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot. inside Pakistan.

Pakistan said that it downed two IAF MiG-21 planes. According to the Indian government, the country lost only one plane and its forces succeeded in downing a PAF F-16.

In turn, Pakistan has been denying claims that the PAF used its F-16 fighters against India during the recent air clashes.

The incident led to an escalation of tensions between the two countries.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Paki are not in a hurry : it took 27 years to US Navy to recognise that the 1st F-18 they lost in Desert Storm was shot down by a MiG-25. Paks are still not recognising they hid Osama for 10 years. Paks will acknowledge a MiG-21 shot down their F-16 in 2046AD 😉

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Maybe they don’t know what does “irrefutable proof” means?

For future references, it can be a downed wreckage of the plane (like the Bison) or the captured pilot (like Abhi Varthaman).
Taking a video off of some screen or showing parts of an air to air missile with a serial number registered to another country may not produce the intended results.

I just hope this kind of lazy propaganda stops after their elections.