India didn't shoot down Pak F-16: US report | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:31 AM, April 06, 2019

India didn't shoot down Pak F-16: US report

A US magazine yesterday cast serious doubt on India's assertion that it shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the two nuclear-armed countries' latest bust-up in February. Citing two unnamed senior US defense officials, Foreign Policy said that US personnel recently conducted a count of Pakistan's F-16s and found none missing. This contradicts a statement from India's Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor that India downed a Pakistani F-16 in a dogfight over Kashmir on February 27. The dogfight happened after Pakistani aircraft entered Indian airspace a day after Indian aircraft carried out an airstrike on what it said was a "terrorist training camp" in Pakistan. That in turn was in response to a suicide bombing on February 14 in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops and which was claimed by a militant group based in Pakistan.

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