Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that false claims of downing a F-16 has by India’s ruling party has back fired as ‘US defence officials have confirmed that no F16 was missing from Pakistan’s fleet.’
The Pakistan premier was reacting to the report that US has found that none of the F-16 were “missing” and all the fighter planes were “present and accounted for,”
While taking to his Twitter handle Khan wrote, “The truth always prevails and is always the best policy. BJP’s attempt to win elections through whipping up war hysteria and false claims of downing a Pak F 16 has backfired with US Defence officials also confirming that no F16 was missing from Pakistan’s fleet.”
The finding by the U.S. on the ground in Pakistan “directly contradicts” India’s claim that its air force shot down an F-16 fighter jet during an aerial dogfight on February 27.
“A U.S. count of Pakistan’s F-16 fleet has found that all the jets are present and accounted for, a direct contradiction to India’s claim that it shot down one of the fighter jets during a February clash,” Lara Seligman of the magazine reported on Thursday.
The count of the F-16 fighter planes in Pakistan has been completed, and “all aircraft were present and accounted for,” an unnamed defence official was quoted as saying by the magazine.
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