India–Pakistan crisis: Pak F-16 shot down by IAF, one Indian pilot arrested


The Government of India informed that IAF has shot down a Pakistan fighter aircraft. “Pakistan responded to India’s counter-terrorism action this morning by using its Air Force. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully. In the aerial engagement, a Pakistan fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison. The aircraft was seen by ground forces falling on the Pakistan side,” said MEA Spokesperson.

“We unfortunately lost one MiG 21 in this engagement and the pilot is missing. Pakistan claims the pilot is in their custody, however we are ascertaining the facts,” he said.

Official statement by India’s Ministry of External Affairs after today’s air attack by Pakistan on India

Pakistan, on the other hand, claimed on wednesday that it shot down two Indian military aircraft over Pakistani air space and arrested one of the pilots. Military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed in a tweet that one of the aircraft crashed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir while the other fell in Jammu and Kashmir.

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