Indore's middle-class millennials are all-in for Modi, despite the prevalence of unemployment and economic distress.
Addressing a press briefing in New Delhi, AVM Kapoor read out the IAF statement, which said that the two aircraft, MIG-21 Bison and F-16, went down during aerial combat.
Pakistan hinting at use of F-16 jet in dogfight with India exposes its lies; 'self-defence' a weak argument that doesn't hold
Just last month, Pakistan had reiterated that only JF-17s, and no F-16, were used against India in the 27 February dogfight over Kashmir, which makes the latest mention of the use of F-fighter jets significant.
Pakistani F-16s fired four to five AMRAAMs at Indian jets in 27 Feb dogfight; India hunting for debris of missiles: ANI
Pakistani fighter pilots flying their F-16 combat aircraft had fired four to five American AMRAAMs (AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) from a distance of 40 to 50 kilometres at the Indian aircraft, including the Su-30 and the MiG-21 Bison.
A hearing at a US Congress joint committee meeting will add to the rethink among US policymakers on the need to reassess policy towards Pakistan.
Relations with the US have been under stress for the past three months because of the conditions imposed on the funding of F-16 jets sale, said Aziz.
The US has "absolutely no intention" of losing focus of its important relationship with Pakistan, the Obama administration has said, noting that it is the sovereign decision of Islamabad to take a call on its security needs.
Pakistan will acquire F-16 fighter jets from elsewhere if the US does not arrange funding for the sale, Sartaj Aziz cautioned the US
Pakistan is trying to get more F-16s from the US as well as looking towards countries like Russia and France for new aircraft to replace old ones to match India's defence purchases, according to a report.
Turkey has confirmed that it shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings.