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Pak ‘responded’ by using air force but India successfully foiled it: MEA

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Srinagar: Ministry of External Affairs, government of India, claimed Pakistan air forces’ “responded” by using air force to target “military installation on the Indian side” but it was foiled.
“Pakistan has responded by using air force to target military installation on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully,” the MEA spokesman said, adding, “The Pakistan airforce was detected and Indian airforce reacted immediately. In that aerial exchange one Pakistan air craft was shot down. The Pakistan craft was seen by Indian ground force falling from the sky on Pakistan side.”
In this aerial engagement, he said, “we have unfortunately lost MiG-21, the pilot is missing in action.”
He said the Pakistan has claimed that he is in their custody. “We are ascertaining the facts.”
He said that one of its pilot was missing in “aerial engagement”. In a brief statement, the MEA spokesman also refused to take any questions from the journalists.


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