February 27, 2019, a memorable day for Pakistan as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shattered Indian dream of invincibility and military supremacy by shooting down two Indian air craft and above all capturing an IAF pilot.
Indian Air Force’s sabre rattling after a suicide attack on February 14, 2019 in Pulwama district of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
It resulted in dangerous escalation between two nuclear armed countries in South Asia in February last year.
The Pulwama attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and the attacker.
The government in India promptly held Pakistan responsible for a situation it created itself with its brutal tackling of an indigenous freedom movement in Kashmir.
The incident added fuel to the already tense bilateral ties.
Pakistan condemned the attack, and denied it had anything to do with it.
However, the attack, snowballed into a major crisis threatening security of the region with Indian war mongering.
Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control in the last week of February and the country’s military claimed to have conducted a “surgical strike” in Balakot area in Pakistan.
PAF jets on the other day crossed the LoC in a tit-for-tat move to Indian territory.
February 27 – Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down technologically
Later, in a dogfight an Indian MiG-21 was shot down on the Pakistani side of the border.
After striking down the Indian fighter jet, Pakistan arrested the pilot, who ejected himself after he hit in the airspace of Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
That came as an unexpected setback for India exposing the country’s claims of supremacy in the military power.
Hours after shooting down the IAF jets, Pakistan military released a video statement of the captured Indian pilot.
“I’m wing commander Abhinandan and my service number is 27981,” the arrested Indian pilot said in his video statement.
“I’m a flying pilot of the Indian air force (IAF),” he continued in his statement.
Pakistan displays all four missiles of downed Indian MiG-21
Recently, Pakistan displayed all four missiles of Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan’s MiG-21 in an exhibition.
During exhibition, Air Commodore Syed Umar Shah said that no missile fired by Indian MiG-21.
He also debunked the Indian claims of downing a Pakistani F-16 fighter.
Abhinandan said that Indian Air Force (IAF) chief has spread propaganda.
He said that PAF identified all aircrafts present in the Indian airspace and shot down two of them.
He added that PAF had identified four more targets but did not destroy them to avoid bloodshed.
BOL News to hold exclusive transmission on February 27
BOL News is all set to celebrate “Surprise day” with a transmission named “Tea is Fantastic” as a tribute to Pakistan Air force.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had arrested in this encounter.
He flew a MiG-21 as a part of a sortie that scrambled to intercept an intrusion by Pakistan aircraft into Jammu and Kashmir.
Abhinandan Returned to India
Prime Minister Imran Khan after the standoff with India, announced to return the Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman in a goodwill gesture.
Pakistani officials returned the IAF pilot Abhinandan to Indian officials at Wahga Border crossing on March 1, 2019.