IAF puts out radar images to show how it downed Pak F-16

The IAF on Monday released radar images to show Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet was shot down during the aerial combat on February 27. The red circle spots the Pak jet, which is seen missing in the image below.

Going public with radar images of the February 27 aerial engagement for the first time, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday said it had “irrefutable evidence” of a Pakistan Air Force F-16 being downed by an IAF MiG-21 Bison. It also cited radio intercepts, Indian Army sightings and statements by the Pakistan ISPR to underline that the PAF lost an F-16.

Air Vice Marshal R G K Kapoor told reporters: “IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that F-16 was used by PAF on February 27, 2019 but also that an IAF MiG 21 Bison shot down a PAF F-16… I have more credible evidence that is clearly indicative of the fact that Pakistan has lost one F-16. However, due to security and confidentiality concerns, we are restricting the information being shared in the public domain.” Read in Bangla

The IAF statement comes days after a report in the Foreign Policy magazine cited US government officials saying that Pakistan’s F-16 combat jets “have all been accounted for”.

Detailing the sequence of events following the IAF air strike at Balakot, AVM Kapoor said: “As a repost, PAF aircraft attempted to target military installations in India. However, their attempts were thwarted by IAF aircraft. PAF bombs fell in various Indian Army formation…

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