Pak F-16 was shot down: IAF refutes US reportApril 05, 2019 19:08
The Indian Air Force has refuted the US report which stated that no Pakistani F-16s had been shot down.
sources said that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan Air Force F-16 aircraft 7-8 km inside Pakistan Occupied Area in Sabzkot area there.
Furthermore, IAF sources confirmed that radio communication of Pakistan air force intercepted by it confirms that one of the F-16s that attacked India on February 27 did not return to its base.
Earlier, a United States count of the F-16s with Pakistan has found that none of them are missing, contradicting India's claim that one of its fighter jets shot down a Pakistani F-16 during an aerial dogfight on February 27, a leading American magazine reported on Thursday.
Two senior US defense officials with direct knowledge of the situation told the Foreign Policy magazine that American personnel recently counted Islamabad's F-16s and found none of the planes missing.