Indian Air Force chief Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria admitted that the Mi-17 chopper crash on February 27 the same day as the dogfight between Pakistani and Indian jets.
According to Indian news magazine, IAF chief Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria admitted that the Mi-17 chopper crash was a ‘big mistake’ on the part of his force.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria told the media “Court of Inquiry has completed and it was our mistake as our missile had hit our own chopper. We will take action against the two officers. We accept this was our big mistake and we will ensure such mistakes are not repeated in the future.”
“Rafale and S-400 Air Defence missile system will further bolster the capability of the Indian Air Force,” Bhadauria said while referring to the French jets and Russian air defence system that India is acquiring.
The entire Indian narrative on the February 26 and 27 events is rigged with baseless claims. IAF claimed that its jets had hit a supposed training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group in Balakot area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, killing hundreds of terrorists – including some senior commanders.
However, Pakistan immediately exposed their lies by taking local and foreign media persons on a tour to the site where Indian jets had dropped their payloads while fleeing back home.
There was no camp, neither were there any casualties
On February 27 a bold punitive mount between Pakistan and India when Pakistani war plane roared in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) to avenge a botched airstrike attempt by Indian jets a day earlier.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets flew into IOK in broad daylight, locked Indian military targets and then deliberately fired their munitions at a distance to send across a message that they could hit any target anytime and anywhere in India.
Indian jets chased the PAF aircraft but were engaged and two of them were downed in ensuing dogfights. One of the pilots Abhinandan Varthaman who ejected and landed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was also arrested only to be released later as a goodwill gesture.