IAF rejects U.S. magazine report, says Pak F-16 was shot down

Pakistan calls for 'truth' from India on aerial dogfight

Pakistan calls for 'truth' from India on aerial dogfight

United States government's position appears to be well in line with the India, which in the backdrop of the attack, said that one Pakistani F-16 was taken down, citing "electronic signature" as evidence.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on April 6 accused the BJP of "whipping up war hysteria", saying its false claim of downing a Pakistani F-16 has "backfired", days after a leading American magazine claimed that none of the US-manufactured fighter jets of the PAF were missing.

Reacting to the report, The Indian Air Force Friday asserted that it had shot down an F-16 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force on February 27 during aerial combat.

Pakistan's F-16 combat jets have all been accounted for, US -based Foreign Policy magazine said, citing USA officials, contradicting an Indian air force assessment that it had shot down one of the jets in February.

The IAF has electronic signatures presented by its Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft which show that F-16s were used by Pakistan on February 27.

As if it wasn't enough, the DG ISPR released a photograph showing the intact seekers of all four missiles the MiG-21 Bison jet the PAF shot down had been armed with.

According to Foreign Policy magazine, Pakistan had invited the U.S. to physically count the number of F16s and all fighter planes were accounted for.

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Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today rejected the recent media report on F-16 fighter aircraft of Pakistan.

"Allah be praised, truth always prevails".

According to the India TV report, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met on Tuesday to discuss the future strategy on Pakistan.

Some of the aircraft were not immediately available for inspection due to the conflict, so it took United States personnel several weeks to account for all of the jets, one USA official said. It attributed the finding to two unidentified senior U.S. defence officials and said the count was conducted at the invitation of Pakistan. The two sightings were at places separated by at least 8-10km.

IAF sources also confirmed that the Pakistanis had carried out a three-pronged attack on the Indian military targets when the Indian Air Force responded from Srinagar and other adjoining air bases.

The IAF will provide sufficient circumstantial evidence to prove that an F-16 aircraft of the PAF was shot down and it went down on the Pakistani side of the LoC where its pilot ejected from the fighter jet.

A report by the Foreign Policy website said that US personnel had recently counted Islamabad's F-16s and found none missing. Around 40 minutes later, the soldiers informed their higher-ups, saying that one of the pilots they had taken was Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman while the other one was also caught by the troops of 658 Mujahid Battalion.

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