The wreckage of Abhinandan’s MiG21 has been completely
recovered, claims Pakistan Air Force. As per online source,it has been
disclosed that the wreckage includes 4 unfired missiles two R73 and two R77
short-range missiles. This also falsifies the government’s claim that
Abhinandan shot down Pakistani F16 during the aerial combat along the LoC, as
the missiles were not fired and remained intact as evident from the pictures.
This would have a very serious question on IAF claim which it has been
enforcing down the public throat.
Earlier it was claimed that the engagement started when at
least 24 Pakistan Air Force aircraft were seen heading for military targets
across LoC. IAF’s combat air patrol which had MiG21 ﬁghter jets, Mirage-2000
and Su30MKl ﬁghters, were launched from Indian side to engage them. Varthaman
who was ﬂying the doomed MiG managed to let off a short-range R73 missile
against intruding F16 and brought it down. During the engagement, his MiG21
crossed LoC to retain locking on the target and was shot down either by a
surface-to-air missile or another Pakistani jet.
The IAF Wing Commander was captured by Pakistan
but was released after an ordeal of three days as a so called peace gesture by
Pakistani PM Imran Khan under pressure. Since his return, the government has
been marketing his bravery on the same pretext that he has shot down a
Pakistani fighter jet, supposedly an act of intense valor. Today’s report,
again, has raised question on this ludicrous claim. However, since the return
of Abhinandan, the way he was received at Attari and his complete silence on
the shooting of F-16 raises many a question in the rational mind.
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