BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – On February 27th, the Pakistani and Indian air forces met above Kashmir to engage in a fierce dogfight that would only last for a short period of time.

The Pakistani Air Force was able to shoot down two Indian warplanes, killing one pilot and capturing the other in the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir region.

“IAF crossed LOC [Line of Control]. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace,” Pakistan’s military spokesman said shortly after the dogfight.

“One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K [Azad Kashmir] while other fell inside IOK [Indian-occupied Kashmir]. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on the ground while two in the area,” they added.

India later confirmed that one of its jets was shot down by the Pakistani Air Force, adding that they also downed a PAF F-16 during the engagement.

“The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

However, Pakistan has since denied the Indian Air Force’s claims, pointing out that they did not use an F-16, but rather, their domestically-made JF-17 fighter jets.

“Proud to announce, I was project director for JF-17 Thunder program jointly produced by Pakistan and China during the tenure of General Pervez Musharraf,” retired PAF Air Marshall Shahid Latif said in a statement on social media today.

“Today, same jets targeted and shot down Indian Jets which entered Pakistani Airspace,” he added.

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The JF-17 ultimately proved itself during the fierce battle over Kashmir, as these jets were reportedly responsible for the downing of the two Indian MiG warplanes.

This domestically-made jet was previously developed to replace the Pakistani Air Force’s  Dassault Mirage III/5 fighter planes.

As of now, the Pakistani Air Force is expected to induct another 150 JF-17 jets over the next three years, as they continue to replace the old planes in their arsenal.

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Kay Kann
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Indian lost 2 jets plus one helicopter shot down by IAF. Embarrassed India indeed.

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Meanwhile, Pak showed a F-16 engine’s remains saying it being the wreckage of an IAF jet… Look, Paki military on the pic
http://im.rediff.com/news/2019/feb/28wreakage.jpg

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That has been debunked on Indian media https://youtu.be/7phKgaKB0dE

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Daeshbags-Sux
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If Indians are interested, I can explain them how to become 4x more powerful without spending more. Moreover, I know how to easily take Paki nuke forces “offline”.

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You forget to say pakistani F16 were shot down by india.

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Helicopter was due to technical issues. Not because of Pakistani army’s act. And this news is so fake. I don’t think the JF-17 is equipped with AMRAAMs (AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile) which is used to shot down mig-21

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Kay, only 1 aircraft was shot down by the Pakistanis, not 2. The Pakistanis thought they had shot down 2 aircraft but as we now know – only one Indian pilot was captured and returned. I do not see any second Indian prisoner of war returned to India or for that matter a body or remains of a second Indian pilot

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Guy, only 1 aircraft was shot down by the Pakistanis, not 2. The Pakistanis thought they had shot down 2 aircraft but as we now know – only one Indian pilot was captured and returned. I do not see any second Indian prisoner of war returned to India or for that matter a body or remains of a second Indian pilot.

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To all Indians who are watching too much FAKE INDIAN NEWS (world number 1 fake news)…. Remember PAF strike in broad day light…. locked 6 high value targets …. shot 2 aircrafts and 1 Mi-17 helicopter (shot down by friendly fire) … PAF didn’t even started the war and IAF lost 10 officers…. on 26th IAF tried to sneak into Pakistan when confronted by PAF dropped their load and run back… All international media / satellite images confirm that no casualties or structures were destroyed only few trees …. So wake-up ignorant moron….

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Dear Al Masdar news. thanks for this news as it is true in context. Best wishes , salam and peace in Syria. God bless you. Suhail Yusuf, Karachi

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This news is not in true context. Pakistan Army & Pakistan is clearly lying and it is hurting it so badly. Pakistan Army clearly mentioned capturing 3 Pilots in front of packed International Media. Videos of Pakistan Villagers clearly mentioned 3 Pilots, Pakistan News covered from ground immediately clearly mentioned arrest of 3 Pilots. 1 Arrested Indian Pilot was shown to the world and we saw. What about the other 2 Pilots? Why they aren’t being shown if they are captured Indian Pilots? One who is dead or very badly wounded on landing and the other who was badly wounded… Read more »

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bro we have F-16s inventory fully intact ….No F-16 was hit….Americans know it. It was fantastic battle of mere 43 secs…Ask Indians do they have their SU30 inventory as same as they had before this battle?

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Tony Kehan

Indians in Denial…they have been feed b.s. for a long time that they are soon to be super power. Now the reality punched them in the face and they can not deal with it.

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Indian jets were shot down by two pakistani pilots as Pakistan’s FM confirms it. the biggest blow to indian airforce and above that one of its helicopter was shot down by its own anti aircraft missile how shameful…. indian armed forces are now hiding their faces under false statements without any proofs

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Ashish Bagade

Pakistani FM WELL HE IS LYING ???

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Well done JF-17. Worth every penny for a great multi role fighter plane; JF 17 Fighter Plane = 25 million Dollars Indians looking stupid = Priceless… This plane has seriously embarrassed the Indians and hit a raw nerve, Hence the very angry posts by the indian trolls on this article. We can clearly see 2 planes and 3 parachutes in the video. 2 indian Planes knocked out the sky, All Pakistani planes returned home. Abhinandan returned to india and the red cross has the body of the other. We can assume the other pilots parachute landed in india. There is… Read more »

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OpenMind, my honourable friend. 2 Indian jets were not shot down, unfortunately in this case Pakistan were a bit too hasty in declaring this without proper damage assessment.

The second fighter aircraft that was shot down was a Pakistani one. There was so much confusion on that day that unfortunately something known “confirmation bias” took over the Pakistanis.

Pakistani Military personal rushed to the scene to look at the second fighter aircraft that had crashed and to their absolute horror they found out it was one of theirs and not Indian.

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“Ground forces saw one f16 falling” so they identify what plane it was from the other side of border.
Hahahhaahha bigest joke, they made captured pilot hero so not surprising.

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Kindly check

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sudin desai

Kindly so called pakistani ask them to produce the other IAF pilot which they claim that they have him with them in hospital
This are the same pakistani who refuse to say that bin Laden is not in Pakistan and US is claiming fake encounter so what you expect from lier country like Pakistan who is leaving in 72 virgin dream.

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already handed over to your govt via RED CROSS. he was a seikh …SU-30 pilot….we have video recording of his body being handed over to RC….dare to watch in coming days?

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Fake news

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on 27 feb 2019 pakistan jf17 thunder block2 shot down two indian air force jet one is mig-21 and another su-30 mki and modi already accepted pakistan victory .

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#fakenews Indias helicopter crashed 200km away from the breach area because it’s an old mi17 Transport helicopter with maintenance issue. India shot down their F16 and also entered their airspace undetected and bomb the Terrorist in their bunkers using Israel made Spice 2000 bunker buster bombs. The confirmation of the killshot is because a Russian made R73 a2a missile locked on the f16. Embarrassement for pakistan as A 40 year old Indian plane shot down a 2005 made f16 block 52 ?

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any photo or other proof? we shot their jet down….hundreds of photos on social media …captured pilot…and returned. BBC/CNN/AL JAZERA /REUTERS all debunked no F-16 hit …IAF missed the target building …in return PAF hurt them most. sorry if your hurt too

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What is this fake newspaper hahaha.. ??

Amit Kadam
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They lost F 16 . What bakwas article.

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Its fake news…
Absolutely false propaganda against IAF…

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Pakistan claimed no terrorists were killed in the Pakistani Terror training camp. But even after 9 days of attack by Indian War Planes on that location the Pakistani Army is not allowing any international Media including Reuters to visit that place and take a first hand look and report about what happened?

Why the international media is not allowed and why the secrecy and why they are stopped? Bad Weather was a lame dame excuse on the very next day of the attack. Are the Pakistani Army trying to hide something or need more time to clean it up?

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Foot In the Mouth:
Major General Asif Ghafoor Pakistan Army ISPR proudly claimed that Pakistan shot down 2 Indian Fighter Jets which entered into Pakistan territory. One IAF wreckage fell in Pakistan territory & another wreckage fell inside Indian territory.

He further went on to claim 3 Pilots arrested. 1 dead on landing, 1 badly almost dying captured & admitted in hospital and 1 more arrested and showcased & paraded in front of the media

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One of the Captured Indian IAF Pilot was used for a lot of propaganda video making etc and after 2 days returned back to India under intense pressure from every where. What happened to the other 2 Pilots? How did they managed to land inside Pakistan territory & their plane wreckage land in Indian territory?

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Long Live Syria

The biggest problem with lying is you have keep continuously lying and remember what you lied where and when. I am sure this Maj Gen will be crying at home as one of these days Lockheed Martin will claim while they go for maintenance & service that 1 F16 is unaccounted for in PAF inventory.

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DBS here is another news worth looking at about the AAMRAM BVRM use

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DBS – Here is the interesting news right from horses own mouth.

This old pakistani is clearly mentioning about capturing 3 pilots landed in his area. At 0.46 sec in this video below he clearly says 3 men came down in parachute. I am sure having 10 fingers in his hand he surely can count upto 3

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If 3 pilots were down and 1 pilot returned back to India, then what happened to the other 2 pilots. Pakistanis arent talking anything because it is told that their own villagers lynched 1 pilot whose fly suit was badly torn without recognizing him to be PAF pilot and then the Army caught up with that badly beaten up pilot and admitted him into hospital, so what became of this pilot & the most important question is who was he? If he was Indian then Pakistanis would have paraded the 2nd pilot from hospital but they havent so the question… Read more »

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India claimed one down so Pak held back…if India claims another down officially maybe Pak will admit to having the other pilots

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Lol what you said can happen but in Indian movies not in the real world. A Pakistani Air Force Pilots uniform has a big flag of Pakistan on the arm, the PAFs insignia, his name tag, and a very Pakistani accent. So there is no chance in the real world for it to happen.

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Pakistan New Media too claimed very clearly 3 pilots. Pakistan has lot more to explain to the world. In any case who will believe them now.

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3 pilots 3 pilots 3 pilots …your data is struck….

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To all Indians who are watching too much FAKE INDIAN NEWS (world number 1 fake news)…. Remember PAF strike in broad day light…. locked 6 high value targets …. shot 2 aircrafts and 1 Mi-17 helicopter (shot down by friendly fire) … PAF didn’t even started the war and IAF lost 10 officers…. on 26th IAF tried to sneak into Pakistan when confronted by PAF dropped their load and run back… All international media / satellite images confirm that no casualties or structures were destroyed only few trees …. So wake-up ignorant moron….

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Can only be undefeated since it never fought 😉

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TruePakistan

my dear, in this fight only JF 17 Thunder is used. Pakistan have F 16 in limited number so it is not used. see it

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The very fact that the Pakistanis said that the serial numbers shown by the Indians for F 16 aircraft and missiles are the ones supposedly supplied to Taiwan by the Americans, who in turn supposedly supplied them to the Indians – goes to show how desperate the Pakistanis were to shift the blame.

The Indians have never operated F 16 Aircraft and as far as I am aware, neither does Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri Lanka (basically nobody else in the immediate region).

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To all Indians who are watching too much FAKE INDIAN NEWS (world number 1 fake news)…. Remember PAF strike in broad day light…. locked 6 high value targets …. shot 2 aircrafts and 1 Mi-17 helicopter (shot down by friendly fire) … PAF didn’t even started the war and IAF lost 10 officers…. on 26th IAF tried to sneak into Pakistan when confronted by PAF dropped their load and run back… All international media / satellite images confirm that no casualties or structures were destroyed only few trees …. So wake-up ignorant moron….

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Here is the ultimate GEM

This Pakistani villager was the first to give news review within an hour and at 0.31-03.6 sec of this video he clearly says 2 to 3 pilots coming down and 2 planes shot. Every one knows MIG 21 is a 1 seater and F16 is a 2 seater.

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Ahsan

Su 30 has 2 pilots brother

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nav

SU30 has two seats…PAF few F-16s duel seats…but not for combat mission….Indians hue& cry say a lot…if you understand.

Sheeraz
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Sheeraz

Most F-16s Pakistan has in it’s inventory are single seaters.

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S.H

Mind you operational purpose F-16 is single seater. Please have full knowledge then participate in discussion

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prince teutonic

Bullshit they lost F-16! Sooner they admit it the better…

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Wet dream.

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Daeshbags-Sux

Sorry, but the footage said to be a Indian wreckage on Paki-TV showed the remains of a General-Electric F110 engine, used for? F-16!!!

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Daeshbags-Sux

Moreover, AWACS records confirm the downing of the F-16, and that MiG-21 was shot down by some air-defence gun.

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Daeshbags-Sux

Pak sent a strike package of 24 aircraft, including F16s. 3 F16s penetrated 3km into Indian airspace before being stopped be an on Patrol Su30.

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Daeshbags-Sux

Islamabad’s denial comes from the fact their contract with the Yanks don’t allow ’em to use F-16 in an offensive role…

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Daeshbags-Sux

Moreover, you really look dumb when a totally outdated Mig-21 shoots down your F-16 😉

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Well, not so outdated when you have this onboard:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EL/M-2032