Amid claims and counter-claims on Indian and Pakistani side after their warplanes came to blows, the Indian side has finally the pictures to prove its narrative.
It is when pictures of Pakistani officers looking at the remains of the Pakistani F-16 fighter jet shot down by the Indian Air Force that the IAF stood vindicated.
The image is very well circulating on social media.
Sources in the Air Force (IAF) have confirmed that metal piece seen in the image is part of the F-16 wreckage.
Those seen in the photo are commanding officers of Pakistan’s 7 Northern Light Infantry, said sources.
The plane was shot down in an aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani warplanes yesterday, a day after India sent its fighter jets into Pakistan to destroy a major terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The heat went up between the two countries after the terror group carried out suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama in which over 40 soldiers were killed.
Earlier, it was Pakistan which said on Wednesday that it had shot down two Indian aircraft and taken a pilot into custody.
The government said Pakistan had tried to target Indian military installations but its planes had been chased back into Pakistani territory.
“In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed that he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts,” it added.