Indian journalist Ajay Jandyal has posted a video on Twitter of the alleged dogfight between Indian and Pakistani warplanes over Kashmir which he claims shows the pilot of a Pakistani F-16 jet parachuting to the ground.
The authenticity of the video has not yet been confirmed by India nor Pakistan.
#Exclusive— Ajay Jandyal (@ajayjandyal) 28 февраля 2019 г.
Now its time when pakistan should admit and share details of its Wing Commander Shahzad-Ud-Din of No 19 Squadron (Sherdils), pilot of the F-16 who was killed in @IAF_MCC action in Nowshera sector LoC#Surgical_Strike_2 pic.twitter.com/FXMGyuBk5m
At the same time, some Twitter users questioned Jandyal’s claims and argued that the footage actually shows the pilot of the downed Indian MiG-21 who was swiftly detained by Pakistan and is due to be released later on Friday.
The statement came as the Indian armed forces displayed what it claims is part of the AMRAAM missile fired from an F-16 which was recovered from Rajouri in Kashmir.
The air battle took place on 27 February after India carried out an airstrike against a Jaish-e-Mohammad training facility in Kashmir. The strike followed India blaming Pakistan for being responsible for the 14 February deadly bombing in Kashmir which killed 40 Indian paramilitary officers.