IAF shoots down one Pakistani F16 fighter jet, MIG 21 BISON crashes, pilot goes Missing in Action

Image of LOCKHEED MARTIN manufactured F16 Fighter Aircraft (Pic Courtesy : Twitter Handle @LMIndiaNews)

NEW DELHI | AHMEDABAD | RAJKOT – Indian Air Force (IAF) shot down one F16 Pakistani Fighter aircraft of Pakistan Air Force, confirms Ministry of Extermal Affairs (MEA) of India.

In a mid-air combat between Air Forces of both Nations, Indian Air Force MIG 21 BISON aircraft was reported crashed and one IAF pilot was reported, missing in action.

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 India MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addressed media without taking questions.


OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM MEA

India had informed about Counter Terrorism (CT) action it took yesterday against a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan based on credible evidence that JeM intended to launch more attacks.

Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its Air Force to target military installations on the Indian side.

Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully.

The Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly.

In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft 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.

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.


MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar seen surrounded by Journalists, to take off-the record questions, after having issued the media statement

MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar seen surrounded by Journalists, to take off-the record questions, after having issued the media statement

Officially no questions pertaining to the statement issaued by MEA spokesperson, were not taken by Raveesh Kumar after he read the statement.

However, on the sidelines of briefing journalista were seen surrounding him asking off the record questions, after the briefing was done.


Follow DATELINE GUJARAT On :-

FacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitterYouTube 


SHARE THIS NEWS ON :-

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!