Pakistan has said its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets on Wednesday morning and claims to have captured two Indian Air Force pilots. Pakistan’s military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said one of the pilots is in hospital.
The Pakistan Army has also released a video that shows a blindfolded man claiming that he is an officer of the Indian Air Force.
The Indian defence establishment has not commented on the video. Defence sources had earlier told PTI, “There are no reports of any Indian Air Force jet suffering damage in action by India’s adversaries.”
Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged in a tweet that two Indian Air Force jets had crossed the line of control this morning and were shot down. The tweet came hours after the Pakistan foreign ministry claimed to have carried out strikes at a location in Jammu and Kashmir from within Pakistani airspace.
The air space violation by Pakistani jets comes a day after Indian Air Force jets flew across the Line of Control to blow up Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terror camp.
Tensions have been elevated since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based terrorists killed at least 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad’s biggest training base in Pakistan.