Missing IAF Pilot is with Pakistan – It’s confirmed
The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed now that an Indian pilot is missing in action after a Mig-21 Bison fighter plane was lost, engaging with Pakistani jets after they violated Indian airspace.
Pakistan claimed that 2 IAF pilots were captured by them and one of them is in hospital. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Pakistani planes targeted military establishments in Jammu and Kashmir but were sent back by Indian forces.
“Pakistan claims he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts,” Raveesh Kumar said. Indian forces shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that violated the Indian air space this morning in retaliatory fire 3km within Pakistan territory in Lam valley.
Pakistan also claimed they entered the Indian airspace and dropped bombs. Officials said there were no reports of any casualty. A parachute was seen when the Pakistani jet was shot down but the details of the pilot are yet to be known.