‘One pilot is missing, we are ascertaining the facts’: MEA

India, Abhinandan
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Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar said in a media briefing, “one pilot has gone missing in the action (by IAF), Pakistan claims he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts.”

Accompanied by Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, Mr. Kumar addressed the media and said, “one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by Indian Air Force. In this engagement, we have lost one MiG 21.”

Reportedly, earlier in the day, Pakistan claimed to have captured one Indian Air Force pilot alive and later produced him before the media.

The MEA spokesperson denied taking any question and stated that, “would share more information when we have.”

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