Indian Air Force shoots down Pakistan F-16 fighter jet: report

Indian Air Force shoots down Pakistan F-16 fighter jet: report
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 12:05 IST
Surgical Strike 2.0: Things have escalated between the two countries, as multiple ceasefire violations were carried out by Pakistan.
Surgical Strike 2.0: Pakistan F-16 shot down by Indian Air Force

Following Indian Air Force's air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed's terror camps on February 26, things have escalated between India and Pakistan. Earlier in the day there was heavy firing across the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts. Pakistan reportedly carried out multiple ceasefire violations and their fighter jets violated the Indian airspace. Pakistani jets were forced to retreat after retaliation from Indian Army.

In the latest round of development, it is learned that a Pakistan F-16 that violated the Indian airspace was shot down in retaliation by the Indian forces in Pakistan territory in Lam district, Nowshera sector. A parachute was seen as the F-16 went down, however, the condition of the pilot is still unknown, reported ANI.

Pakistan's MoFA spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that the sole purpose of the PAF's strike was to demonstrate their right and capability for self defence.

Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan's MoFA spokesperson: PAF undertook strikes across LoC from Pakistani airspace. Sole purpose of this action was to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence. We do not wish to escalate but are fully prepared if forced into that paradigm.