New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Monday presented irrefutable evidence that Pakistan’s F 16 was shot down by India’s Mig 21 Bison.
Addressing a press conference, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said that PAF aircraft fired multiple AMRAAM missiles which were defeated by use of countermeasures and tactical maneuvers.
In the aerial combat that followed, one Mig 21 Bison of the IAF piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down one F-16 of PAF. As shown in the radar image on the slide — THe F-16 crashed and fell across the LOC in Pak occupied J7K. The IAF lost one MIG 21 in the aerial engagement.
The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only that F-16 was used by PAF but also that an IAF Mig 21 Bison shot down a PAF F-16 Analysis of electronic emissions have shown that the aircraft picked up by the ELINT intercepts from AWACS and radio transcripts indicated F16s in the area directly in front of WG CDR Abhinandan’s aircraft
IAF added that there is no doubt that two aircraft went down in the aerial engagement on Feb 27, 2019, one of which was a Bison of IAF while the other was an F-16 of PAF conclusively identified by its electronic signature and radio transcripts.
It further said that there is sufficient to prove the fact that PAF lost an F-16 on Feb 27, 2019.
Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said, “The IAF has more credible info and evidence that is clearly indicative of the fact that PAF has lost one F-16 in the air action on Deb 27 2019.
However, due to security and confidentiality concerns, we are restricting the info being shared in the public domain.”