Su-30 shot down Pak AMRAAM missile: IAF gives details of Feb 27 events
March 05, 2019  20:58
Indian Air Force statement on February 27 violation of Indian air space by Pakistani jets:

'On Feb 27, 2019 morning, our Air Defence system was on full alert. Build up of Pakistan Air Force aircraft on their (Pakistan) side of Line of Control was noticed in time and additional aircraft were scrambled to tackle the adversary.

'In their attempt to attack our ground targets, PAF aircraft were engaged effectively.

'From the IAF, Mirage-2000, Su-30 and MiG-21 Bison aircraft were involved in engagement.

'PAF aircraft were forced to withdraw in a hurry, also evident from large missed distances of weapons dropped by them.

'During combat, use of F-16 by PAF and multiple launches of AMRAAM were conclusively observed.

'Prompt and correct tactical action by Su-30 aircraft, in response to AMRAAM launch, defeated the missile. Parts of missile fell in area East of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, injuring a civilian on ground.

'Detailed report in this regard has already been released by the IAF.

'All the Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat landed back safely.

'False claim by Pakistan of shooting down a Su-30, appears to be a cover up for loss of its own aircraft.'

Earlier, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval spoke to his American counterpart John Bolton on security situation in the region after Pulwama attack and Indias retaliation.

India has also shown proof of Pakistan using F-16s to attack Indian planes and target.

US defence attaches shown parts of AIM-120 missile.
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