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Repetitions don’t make truth of a lie: ISPR schools IAF

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In response to yet another mortifying bid by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to provide “irrefutable evidence” of shooting down a PAF F-16 fighter jet on 27th February, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reminded India of the wreckage of the two IAF jets shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), which was visible for the world to see. DG ISPR sternly asserted, “Repetitions don’t make truth of a lie”.

On Monday, in a hastily-concluded press conference, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, used “radar images” to stubbornly reinstate the IAF’s groundless claim that was contradicted by the US defense officials who had confirmed that all the F-16s in PAF’s possession were accounted for. Air Vice Marshal Kapoor was quoted by India Today, “The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only the fact that F-16 was used by PAF on 27 February but also that an IAF MiG 21 Bison shot down a PAF F-16”

DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor went ahead and released an astounding image, revealing all four missiles carried by Wing Commander Abhinandan’s MiG-21 Bison jet shot down the PAF, with all their seekers intact.

Air Vice Marshal stated that the IAF identified that two aircrafts were shot down during the dogfight that ensued on 27th February, of which one was the IAF’s Bison, and the other was the PAF’s F-16, which was “conclusively identified by its electronic signature and radio transcripts.

He further said, “The IAF has more credible information and evidence that is clearly indicative of the fact that PAF has lost one F-16. However, due to security and confidentiality concerns, we are restricting the info being shared in the public domain.”

DG ISPR Calls out IAF’s Lies

In response to this mortifying press conference by the IAF officials that fails to put forward any conclusive evidence, DG ISPR demanded why the IAF is hesitating to present its “irrefutable evidence” that could validate its claims. He tweeted, “Despite claiming possession of evidence on shooting F16, IAF still short of presenting it.”

Read more: ISPR releases ‘proof’ to nullify Indian claims of downing F16

In a stern reminder, DG ISPR warned India to not dismiss Pakistan’s silence and humbleness over the issue. He tweeted, “Don’t overlook Pakistan’s silence for not drum beating losses on Indian side. Fact is that PAF shot down two IAF jets, wreckage seen on ground by all.”

It is evident that the Indian Air Force has failed to substantiate its claims of shooting down a PAF F-16, and this rather pathetic attempt of displaying botched “radar images” and citing “security concerns” for withholding its “irrefutable evidence” have further highlighted the humiliation New Delhi has suffered after the highly credible report by Foreign Policy.

Read more: Big blow to Indian narrative: U.S says IAF shot no Pakistani…

Unfortunately for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as if that blow wasn’t enough embarrassment during peak election season, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor went ahead and released an astounding image, revealing all four missiles carried by Wing Commander Abhinandan’s MiG-21 Bison jet shot down the PAF, with all their seekers intact.

Earlier, international media and experts had used satellite imagery and factual investigations to shred apart Indian narrative of blowing up the “largest terror training camp” in Pakistan’s Balakot on 26th February, killing “more than 300 terrorists”.

Mina Jahangir with additional input by News Desk.