In another humiliation for the Indian Air Force (IAF), DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor shared a picture of unfired 4 missiles recovered from downed MiG-21 jet.
In a tweet, the Pak Army’s spokesperson said: “IAF claim of hitting F-16 by their MiG-21 before having been shot down by PAF gets exposed. All 4 missile seeker heads recovered intact from the wreckage and held.”
“Pakistan and its professional Armed Forces staying humble by not drum beating. We have more truth on this to share,” he added.
Earlier today, few hours after a top news magazine exposed Indian lie that IAF shot down PAF’s F-16 fighter jet on 27th February, Major General Asif Ghafoor stated that it is time for India to speak truth about false claims and actual losses on their side including the second aircraft shot down by Pakistan.
The Foreign Policy magazine, citing two unnamed senior US defence officials with direct knowledge of situation, reported that recent American count of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets found none missing.
The magazine reported that this information “directly contradict[s] the account of Indian Air Force officials” — that an Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, brought down one of the US-made jets during a dogfight.
“One of the senior US defense officials…said that Pakistan invited the United States to physically count its F-16 planes after the incident as part of an end-user agreement signed when the foreign military sale was finalised,” the magazine said.
In his tweet, the DG ISPR said: “Allah be praised, truth always prevails.”
“India needs introspection especially over atrocities in IoK. Region needs peace, progress and prosperity,” he added.
During the aerial battle, Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman took a missile hit and ejected safely into Pakistani territory. He was captured by the Pakistani army and released days later in an effort to de-escalate the crisis.