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We lost one MiG 21, verifying Pakistan’s claim of pilot’s custody: MEA Spokesperson

New Delhi | Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Ravesh Kumar today in a press briefing confirmed that India has lost one MiG 21 Aircraft and the pilot is missing in action.

Ravesh Kumar also informed that India has shot down a Pakistani fighter aircraft who violated the Indian airspace. Adding further he said Pakistan has claimed he is in custody, but we are verifying their claims.

Pakistani military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor earlier claimed that two IAF pilots were arrested. One pilot is injured and has been shifted to a hospital, while another one is unhurt, the spokesman added. The Pakistani military spokesperson further said one of the aircraft crashed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir while the other fell in Jammu and Kashmir.

A day after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani jets violated the Indian air space on Wednesday, 27 February, and enter border areas of Nowshera sector in J&K’s Rajouri district. The officials said that Pakistani jets drop bombs on way out. At least three Pakistan combat jets entered Indian airspace, but the officials added that the planes went back after they were intercepted by the Indian Air Force

 

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