Pakistan retains right to use anything in its legitimate self defence, says ISPR on Indian claims about use of F-16 in air battle on February 27

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that Pakistan retains the right to use anything and everything in its legitimate self defence.

With reference to repeated Indian claims about shooting down of Pakistani F-16 by India and use of F-16 in air battle on February 27, 2019, the ISPR said in a press release on Saturday that the event of February 27 is part of history now. it reiterated that no Pakistani F-16 was hit by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The ISPR said that as regard the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) action for strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) it was done by JF-17 from within Pakistan airspace. Later when two Indian jets crossed the LoC they were shot down by PAF.

It said that whether it was F-16 or JF-17 which shot down two Indian aircrafts is immaterial. Even if F-16 have been used as at that point in time complete PAF was airborne including F-16s, the fact remains that Pakistan air force shot down two Indian jets in self defence.

“India can assume any type of their choice even F-16,” the ISPR maintained.

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