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.
MEA slams Pakistan's lack of 'credible action' on terror, says IAF strike achieved objective, evades questions on Balakot casualties
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, however, confirmed that the IAF's MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and there were eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence of it.
This is a dharmayudha, a righteous war between good and evil, fight it in every way, use every tool you have — military, diplomatic, communications, economic — and win it. For too long your country has languished under Pakistan’s terror assault.
It is critical to debunk the myth that Abhinandan’s release was a peace gesture by Pakistan. It was rather a desperate damage control act, given Pakistan’s fragile fiscal health and the collateral perils of escalating tensions with India at this stage.
US asks Pakistan if they misused F-16s against India; purchase agreement may have banned use of jets outside borders
The US is seeking more information on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.
IAF pilot's return: Pakistani op-eds hail Imran Khan's restraint, Indian news channels quick to term it 'diplomatic victory'
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's announcement that the captured pilot would be returned elicited jubilation on both sides. In Pakistan, thinkers claimed a diplomatic victory and lauded Imran for his meditated responses in the scenario. India too hailed this as its own victory
At OIC Summit, Sushma Swaraj's speech a diplomatic coup to put forth India's case on Pakistan to West Asia
Sushma Swaraj's presence, clearly initiated by UAE and Saudi and backed by other member countries, is seen as a major diplomatic coup and an opportunity to put forward India's case to members who represent a quarter of the global population and also represent India's 185 million Muslims in this conclave.
India-Pakistan tensions updates: Release of captured pilot a gesture in consonance with Geneva Conventions, says IAF
India-Pakistan tensions LIVE updates: Narendra Modi will conduct a security review meeting with all three service chiefs, and intel chiefs, CNN-News18 reported. NSA Ajit Doval will be briefing the prime minister about the day's developments.
An announcement by Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan regarding the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman brought relief to Indians.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be released tomorrow, says Imran Khan; pilot was captured on Wednesday
The Indian Air Force pilot was confirmed by the Ministry of External Affairs as having been locked in aerial engagement with an aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (believed to be an F-16 that was felled by India) that violated Indian airspace over Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
At about 7 pm, Pakistan indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along Mendhar and Krishan Ghati sectors, officials said.
Arun Jaitley appeals to Opposition to introspect their joint statement alleging ‘blatant politicisation’ of armed forces’ sacrifices
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appealed to Opposition to introspect their statement on blatant politicisation of the sacrifices of the armed forces
Modi has tough choices after Pakistan's capture of IAF pilot: Diplomacy may work, but will have strategic, political costs
Pakistan's foray into Indian airspace — as expressed by the statement released by MOFA on Wednesday morning — was aimed more at reclaiming some lost ground and playing to the gallery back home instead of a serious retaliation.
Wing Commander Abhinandan's poise in Pakistan captivity is commendable; a true officer and a gentleman
India stands by Wing Commander Abhinandan, because, in him, the IAF pilots who went and destroyed JeM camps in their Mirages now have a face India can identify with
IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan to be released tomorrow: Move lays ground for trust in Imran Khan's leadership
It is now clear that at least one pilot, reportedly named Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, is in Pakistan’s custody. Which is not surprising. This is what happens in war. Each side accepts this reality
India-Pakistan air strikes updates: Abhinandan the only pilot in custody, says Pakistan military after claims of capturing two
India-Pakistan air strikes LIVE updates: DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter, "There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics."
Five persons were killed when Indian Air Force’s Mi-17 helicopter crashed after a technical fault in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam
Pakistan closes airspace for commercial flights; air traffic to and from six major airports suspended
Pakistan suspended flight operations across major airports for an indefinite period in the wake of the escalating tensions with India
Pakistan jets reportedly violated Indian air space in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and dropped bombs on their way out