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Pakistan claims 2 IAF jets shot down, pilots held; also releases video
jkupdate.com | 27-Feb-2019 02:46 PM
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  • Pakistan has said its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets on Wednesday morning and claims to have captured two Indian Air Force pilots.




NEW DELHI: Pakistan has said its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets on Wednesday morning and claims to have captured two Indian Air Force pilots. Pakistan’s military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said one of the pilots is in hospital.

The Pakistan Army has also released a video that shows a blindfolded man claiming that he is an officer of the Indian Air Force.

The Indian defence establishment has not commented on the video. Defence sources had earlier told, “There are no reports of any Indian Air Force jet suffering damage in action by India’s adversaries.”

Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged in a tweet that two Indian Air Force jets had crossed the line of control this morning and were shot down. The tweet came hours after the Pakistan foreign ministry claimed to have carried out strikes at a location in Jammu and Kashmir from within Pakistani airspace.

Ghafoor also said Indian air force planes “strayed into Pakistani airspace” after Pakistan carried out airstrikes.

Indian defence sources have confirmed that Pakistan Air Force jets violated Indian airspace this morning and said they were chased away.

One Pakistani F-16 jet is reported to have been shot down. Defence sources said they were in the process of verifying reports that the F 16 had crashed in Lam Valley across the Line of Control.

Tensions have been elevated since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based terrorists killed at least 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad’s biggest training base in Pakistan.(Courtesy:HT)


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