09 Apr 2019
F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims
Asif Ghafoor, Chief of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Pakistani Army, claimed a lie couldn't become truth if repeated numerous times.
His comments came after IAF presented proofs.
IAF's RGK Kapoor showed images, confirmed Abhinandan's feat
IAF's RGK Kapoor held a press briefing on Monday to explain what happened during the aerial combat.
Kapoor confirmed that Indian Army posts saw two parachutes that day, separated by 8-10 km. He even displayed radar images to support the claim.
The radar images set record straight
Indian Air Force (IAF) releases AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) radar images. pic.twitter.com/axy2uVObWZ— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2019
Ghafoor persisted that F-16 wasn't shot down
Hours after the important press meet, Ghafoor tweeted, "Repetitions don't make truth of a lie". He claimed IAF has failed to provide evidence about the downing of F-16.
"Don't overlook Pakistan's silence for not drum beating losses on Indian side. Fact is that PAF shot down two IAF jets, wreckage seen on ground by all (sic)," Ghafoor wrote in his tweet.
Earlier, US publication contradicted US' claims, only to be rubbished
It should be recalled that last week, Foreign Policy magazine of the US dismissed India's claims by citing two defense officials.
The unnamed officials claimed F-16s in Pakistan's inventory were counted and none were found to be missing.
Unsurprisingly, Imran Khan believes all F-16s are safe
Notably, Pakistan has based its flimsy claims on the FP report, despite the Pentagon distancing itself from it.
Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said BJP was spreading lies for electoral benefits.
"BJP's attempt to win elections through whipping up war hysteria and false claims of downing a Pak F 16 has backfired," Khan had tweeted last week.
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