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According to reports, Pakistan Air Force aircraft F-16 which has violated Indian Air Space has been shot down.
“Parachute was seen as Pakistan Air Force's F-16 was going down, condition of the pilot is unknown,” ANI reported.
Early this morning Pakistan claimed that two of their aircraft undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace. This was not a retaliation to continued Indian belligerence.”
In a statement said, “It was non military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage. Sole purpose being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence.”
It also said that the country had no intention to escalate the tensions “but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm. That is why we undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight”.
“If India is striking at so-called terrorist backers without a shred of evidence, we also retain reciprocal rights to retaliate against elements that enjoy Indian patronage while carrying out acts of terror in Pakistan,” the statement said.
It said, “We do not wish to go to that route and wish that India gives peace a chance and to resolve issues like a mature democratic nation.”