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Time for India to speak truth about dogfight with PAF: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: As the exclusive story of a US magazine has also debunked Indian claims of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16 jet, Major General Asif Ghafoor called on India to speak truth regarding the Feb 28 dogfight with Pakistan Air Force.

In a statement on Twitter, the Director General (DG) of Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the scoop of Foreign Policy magazine and wrote, “Allah be praised, truth always prevails.”

Advising the arch-rival, the DG ISPR said: “Time for India to speak truth about false claims & actual losses on their side including the second aircraft shot down by Pakistan.”

He added that, “India needs introspection especially over atrocities in IOK [Indian occupied Kashmir]. Region needs peace, progress & prosperity.”

A leading US magazine  rubbished all Indian claims quoting two senior US defense officials who had the direct knowledge of the situation, in its exclusive story published on April 4, 2019.

The defense officials told the magazine that the US personnel recently counted F-16s in Pakistan and found none of them missing.

The magazine said, India has once again misled the world through baseless and false claims.

The findings directly contradict the account of Indian Air Force officials, which claimed shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in a recent dogfight.

One of the senior US defense officials maintained that Pakistan invited the United States to physically count its F-16 planes after the incident, as a part of an end-user agreement signed when the foreign military sale was finalized about the fighter jet.

 

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