Pakistani officers are found looking at the remaining of the Pakistan F-16 fighter jet, which was shot down yesterday by Indian Air Force, an image has already been circulated on social media. IAF sources have also confirmed that metal piece seen in the image is a part of the F-16 fighter jet’s remains.
Those found in the picture are Pakistan’s commanding officers of Northern Light Infantry, claim sources.
The F-16 fighter jet was shot down in aerial combat between Pakistan and India warplanes on Wednesday, the first such face-to-face battle in 48-years, a day after India has sent its fighter jets to Pakistan. Amid to bomb and destroy a major terror camp, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the terror outfit had the responsibility in two weeks ago deadly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, which took lives of over 40 CRPF jawans.
On Wednesday, Pakistan claims that it had shot down two Indian air fighters and put an IAF pilot into custody.
Indian Government reports that Pakistan has tried to target Indian Military installations but was chased back into their territory.
According to the Foreign Ministry report, Pakistan had replied to India’s counter-terrorism action against JeM in Pakistan Balakot by using Pak Air Force to target military installations on Indian Territory.
The Foreign Ministry said that “the Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft (F-16) 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.”
It further said, “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.”