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Picture circulated as wreckage of Indian jet turns out to be one of Pakistan’s F16 shot down by India: Reports

Pakistani jets had violated Indian airspace on Wednesday morning and entered the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. They had reportedly dropped bombs but were pushed back by Indian aircraft.

After Indian Air Force had pushed back Pakistan’s attempt to hit India’s military assets yesterday, news had emerged that India had shot down one of the F16s that was used by Pakistan to breach India’s airspace.

Now, News Agency ANI has released the photo of the F16 that was brought down by the Indian Air Force when the Pakistanis attempted to attack Indian military installations yesterday.

Incidentally, the same picture was being circulated as a photograph of the downed Indian jet, however, analysis by IAF officers has confirmed that it is actually an F16, ANI has reported.

ANI has also tweeted a comparison between the cross-section of an F16 and the wreckage of the jet. The comparison appears to indicate that it is indeed an F16.

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Pakistani jets had violated Indian airspace on Wednesday morning and entered the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. They had reportedly dropped bombs but were pushed back by Indian aircraft.

The Government of India had confirmed that the Indian Air Force responded instantly to thwart its attempts. In the aerial engagement, one Pakistan jet was shot down by Indian MIG 21 Bison of IAF. The Indian Airforce has said it had lost a Mig 21, while the pilot is believed to be in Pakistan’s captivity.

Pakistan had initially claimed that they had two Indian pilots in custody. Later, they backtracked from their initial statement and confirmed that they had the custody of one Indian pilot.

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