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Shot down PAF's F-16 during aerial dogfight on February 27: IAF

India has denied US report claiming that none of the F-16 fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force was shot down in the February 27 aerial dogfight along the Line of Control

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 5.04.19, 9:07 PM
  • Updated 5.04.19, 9:07 PM
An F-16 fighter aircraft rehearses at the Yelahanka Air Base in Bangalore on February 17.
An F-16 fighter aircraft rehearses at the Yelahanka Air Base in Bangalore on February 17. PTI

The Indian Air Force on Friday asserted that it had shot down an F-16 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force on February 27 during aerial combat.

"During the aerial engagement, one MiG 21 Bison of the IAF shot down an F-16 in Nowshera sector,” the IAF said in a statement.

The assertion came after the Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday that the US count of the F-16s with Pakistan has found that none of them are missing, contradicting India's claim that one of its fighter jets shot down a Pakistani F-16 during an aerial dogfight on February 27. 

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