India presents proof of downed Pak F-16 jet

India presents proof of downed Pak F-16 jet
India Air force officials show section of an exploded amraam missile send to be fired by Pakistan Air Force F-16s
NEW DELHI, FEB 28 (AGENCIES): | Publish Date: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Indian Air Force Thursday said there was enough evidence to conclusively say that Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet, which intruded into Indian air space on Wednesday morning, was shot down by MiG-21.

Addressing a press conference, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said Pakistan could have used only F-16 for the air intrusion as its other fighter jets do not have the capability to carry this particular missile. “There is enough evidence to show that F-16s were used in this mission and Pakistan is trying to hide this fact. Also, parts of AMRAAM Air to Air Missile which is carried only on the F-16s in PAF were recovered East of Rajouri within the Indian territory,” he said.a
The IAF also showed a piece of the AMRAM missile at the news briefing. “The fact remains that one F-16 of PAF was shot down by an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft,” said the Air Vice Marshal. He said Pakistani aircraft package which was part of the Wednesday’s operation comprised F-16s and JF 17s and perhaps some Mirages and that India countered them with Mig 21 Bisons, Mirage 2000s and Sukhoi 30s.
Pakistan had claimed that F-16 was not part of the group of fighter jets that was used during the intrusion. IAF also busted the other lies being propagated by Pakistan about its aggression on Wednesday.
Pakistan initially claimed that it had shot down two IAF aircraft and three pilots. “The other lie that Pakistan spread was that it intentionally dropped weapons in open air spaces just to prove a point. The fact is that the Pakistani jets targeted Indian military installations,” he said.
Sources said Pakistan deployed around 24 aircraft out of which three came inside India. He said there have been many factually incorrect statements made by Pakistan after the retaliatory strike including its initial claim that two IAF aircraft were shot down by Pakistan and three pilots were downed.

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