IAF refutes US journal report that Pakistan didn't lose any F-16
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India on Friday refuted a report in a US publication which contested its claim that a Pakistani F-16 was shot down in the Nowshera sector of Jammu & Kashmir on February 27, saying it was the MiG-21 Bison flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman that brought down the jet.
India rubbished claims that all of Pakistan’s US-origin fighter jets were accounted for and that this was done at the behest of the US authorities with the IAF stressing it had enough credible evidence to show an F-16 did not return to its base in Pakistan after the aerial skirmish, even if direct corroboration was not possible as the jet crashed in PoK.
The evidence marshalled by IAF ranged from “electronic signatures” captured by an Indian Phalcon AWACs aircraft and ground radar stations, which showed the blip of an F-16 suddenly vanishing from the screens, to intercepted radio transmissions and “physical sightings” of two parachutes coming down in the Sabz Kot and Tandar areas in PoK.
Patriot Kashinath - Dubai - 12 hours ago -Follow
We believe IAF
Tricolor - Bangalore - 12 hours ago -Follow
why will they accept that thr super sonic F-16 is inferior than MIG-21...
Vijay - Delhi NCR - 12 hours ago -Follow
US is more concerned about the bad publicity that a Pakistani F16 had been shot down by a much inferior Indian Mig21 and hence creating a controversy so that F16 shop is not shut. US doesn't want to help Pakistan but is bothered about their F16 market.
Hridoy - 12 hours ago -Follow
Credibility of IAF much more than US magazine.
Utkarsh - 12 hours ago -Follow
we have full believe in our Air force and government....US lutiyans will never accept the fact that there so called advanced F16 was shot down by a comparatively vintage aircraft... JAI HIND..!!
我们对自己的空军和政府充满信心。美国人永远不会接受一架先进F16被一架老式飞机击落的事实。印度必胜 ! !
John Tulip - Pune - 12 hours ago -Follow
India airforce is best and indian believe airforce not some Article in a magazine
Raj Manghnani - 12 hours ago -Follow
I believe IAF 100%
Sridhar Palepu - Troy MI - 12 hours ago -Follow
It is a total Drama by Pakistan and USA. It is a insult for them to accept that IAF shot their F-16 with a MIG-21.
Ganapati - 12 hours ago -Follow
proud of IAF..... bholo Bharath Mata Ki Jai
Amit - Gurgaon - 12 hours ago -Follow
no official word from Pentagon.
Arun - 12 hours ago -Follow
Why take cognizance of such US reports? None can admit that Pak violated the agreement. Honour the brave Indian pilot for his act of bravery. Enough evidence to justify our claim.
Uday - Hindustan - 12 hours ago -Follow
actually Pakistani citizens are much better than Indians as they support govt..here indian doubts even their parents. No wonder we were slave for 1200 years.
Amit - Gurgaon - 11 hours ago -Follow
our brave tiger abhinandan has downed an F16.and Pakistan has destroyed the wreckage which fell in POK.
Vishal - 11 hours ago -Follow
I trust IAF. I don't trust US or US media
G A Regoo - 12 hours ago -Follow
Tell Americans our Vintage Mig Bison downed Pakistani F16 Supersonic Jet.
Jass - 12 hours ago -Follow
This is only to ''protect'' the F-16 value, at any cost.
TheBuddiesForever - Location - 12 hours ago -Follow
IAF is one hundred percent genuine. US is faking as it will not be able to sell F16s anymore due to much inferior Russian MIG 21 downing F16. Shame on United Shiit of A.
Ikmb - India - 11 hours ago -Follow
USA only cares about its market and money...they even sacrifice their own soldiers to safeguard their market...in this scenario, USA would never let anything hurt its reputation and market in the arms bazaar. so whatever evidence India gives be assured it will fall short of expectations.
Albert Ware - 12 hours ago -Follow
Even the Airforce chief lied under pressure of Modi shows how corrupt the government has become.
Rahul - chandigarh - 12 hours ago -Follow
and don't forget the Russian origin of MIG-21 , so America will never accept the fact that their jet was struck down by old Russian origin plane.
Dean - traveller - 11 hours ago -Follow
it could be Jordanian f 16 which Pakistan obtained on rental basis. bhikari even don't have money to buy second hand f 16 .
Pakistan is outright lying. Americans are trying to save skin!!
Rajju - 11 hours ago -Follow
Befitting reply by IAF
Biranchi Narayan - Cuttack - 11 hours ago -Follow
Pakistan will speak lie. Americans can't accept that Mig-21 destroyed F-16.
Balvir - 12 hours ago -Follow
We have full faith in our Armed forces. We salute their bravery,
Shekar Natesh - Bangalore - 7 hours ago -Follow
We the people of India have seen the proof. The remnants of the F-16 with markings were shown on TV
Gaurav - Mumbai - 11 hours ago -Follow
US wants to sell the F16 worldwide. It will be shame for US and Lockheed-Martin if they accept that our old generation aircraft like MiG has destroyed latest F16. Don't believe them, Be with our IAF.
Velli - 4 hours ago -Follow
Well, only God knows who is telling the truth. I don't understand why our IAF is just refuting and giving explanation. It is time they talk with proofs and embarrass these jerks. We as Indians believe in whatever our IAF does. But the same is not with the rest of the world. They need proof. So we should show them.
Hanumanth Prasad - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - 8 hours ago -Follow
Looks like a counterfeit F16 made in which we shot down. IAF is definitely not lying.
Kartik - 3 hours ago -Follow
Now we know how good an ally US is
Albert Ware - 12 hours ago -Follow
Jumlebaaz Modi and the Airforce Chief exposed before the world media again and again