The PAF jets were confronted by the Indian Airforce and the bid to infiltrate was thwarted. Reportedly, Pakistan F-16s attempted to infiltrate but were pushed back by India.
However, Pakistan has resorted to posting old videos to claim that it has shot down two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the propaganda wing of the Pakistan armed forces, had issued a statement claiming that the country had shot down two fighters of the IAF and arrested a pilot flying one of these jets.
The first video that the ISPR and Pakistan media are propagating is of a MiG-27 crash in Jodhpur which took place in 2016. The fighter jet depicted on social media platforms by the Pakistani media has a tail number TU657. According to Shiv Aroor, Defence journalist, Pakistan media is showing 2016 images of MiG crash in Jodhpur to claim these are IAF jets shot down today.
Amazing. Pak media showing 2016 images of MiG crash in Jodhpur to claim these are IAF jets shot down today. https://t.co/kicw9ZJtfm
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) February 27, 2019
Some Pakistani Twitter handles also peddled old videos of February 19 Surya Kiran crash survivor Vijay Shelke in Bangalore, saying it is captured IAF pilot.
2nd Indian Pilot Arrested Alive… pic.twitter.com/TaYWNCCljY
— Dr Shahid Masood (@Shahidmasooddr) February 27, 2019
Pakistan media and social media were also busy peddling images of a 2018 crash in Odisha trying to suggest they are IAF jets shot down today.
India-Pakistan in Kashmir: this photo is being distributed now by Pakistani media is from Indian Air Force British Aerospace Hawk Mk.132 A3492 tale number crashed in Baripada, Odisha. pic.twitter.com/OOBPqVpoLZ
— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) February 27, 2019