India’s MiG-21 Bison Shot Down An Intruding Pakistani F-16; AMRAAM Missile Casing Recovered As EvidenceA MiG-21 Bison (Darshancg/Wikimedia Commons)

Air Vice Marshal Ravi Kapoor confirmed during a joint briefing on Thursday (28 February) that India’s MiG-21 Bison shot down a Pakistani F-16.

India also displayed an AMRAAM missile casing used by F-16 as a material evidence of their involvement. Electronic signatures and photographs were also recorded as further proof of the US made aircraft’s involvement.

During Pakistani aggression bombs fell inside Indian army compounds but failed to cause any significant damage due to a swift IAF response.

The briefing was slightly delayed due to a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minster was briefed about the security situation by the three service chiefs along with the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval.

The briefing was earlier postponed from 5 pm to 7 pm reportedly after Pakistan’s decision to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The Wing Commander would be released tomorrow (1 March) based on assurances by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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