Pak jet shot down, one IAF pilot missing in action: MEA


New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday that Pakistan had tried to target military installations in the country and the attempt was foiled.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, accompanied by Air Vice Marshal R G K Kapoor, in a brief statement said details are being ascertained about Pakistan’s claim of having captured one Indian pilot.

Kumar said: “Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its Air Force to target military installations on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully.”

One Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force. The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side.

The spokesperson said in the engagement India lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed that the pilot is in their custody. It is being ascertained, he said.

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