Tuesday November 23, 2021

Pakistan Rejects Indian Claims of Downing F16

Pakistan has categorically rejected the entirely baseless Indian claims that a Pakistani F-16 aircraft was shot down by an Indian pilot before he was captured by Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir in February 2019.

In a statement on Tuesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said the citation of the award to the downed Indian pilot is a classic case of Indian fabrications and pure fantasy to appease domestic audience and hide the embarrassment.

The spokesperson said international experts and U.S. officials have already confirmed that no Pakistani F-16 was shot down on the day, after taking stock of Pakistani F-16 aircraft.

India’s insistence on propagating a lie that has been thoroughly exposed is ludicrous and nonsensical.

Asim Iftikhar said granting a military honours for imaginary feats of gallantry is contrary to every norm of military conduct.

He said by giving such award, also as an afterthought, India has only made a mockery of itself.  

Foreign Office Spokesman said it is obvious that India’s farcical story has no credibility whatsoever before the international community.

The spokesperson reminded that in a daring day light action, two Indian aircraft were shot down by Pakistan Air Force on 27 February 2019.

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