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“We lost MiG 21 and a pilot”: India admits

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The Indian government has finally confirmed that one of their pilots is in fact missing. In a very brief press statement, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, accompanied by Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, said, “Details are being ascertained about Pakistan’s claim of having captured one Indian pilot.“

“Pakistan has responded this morning by using its Air Force to target military installations on the Indian side,” Kumar said. He said the Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. “In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force.

Pakistan earlier in the morning today shot down two Indian Air Force aircraft and arrested one of the pilots too, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor confirmed during a press conference.

The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action.”

Pakistan earlier in the morning today shot down two Indian Air Force aircraft and arrested one of the pilots too, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor confirmed during a press conference. Video and pictures to back the claims have also been released by Pakistan.

However, DG ISPR denied Indian claim of shooting down PAF’s F-16. “There is no truth in that. Pakistan did not use f-16 today’s action, neither was any aircraft of Pakistan shot down,” said Maj Gen Ghafoor.

Read more: Pakistan shoots down two Indian Aircraft: DG ISPR

Moreover, India also could not produce single evidence to back its claim.

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