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India Gives Evidence Of An AMRAAM Missile Fired By Pakistani F-16 Jets At Military Installations

New Delhi: India presented at a joint briefing parts of an AMRAAM missile fired by Pakistani F-16 jets at military installations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri to contradict Islamabad’s claim that it had not used F-16 jets in its aerial strike. The evidence is crucial to establishing use of the F-16 jets in the offensive since the US, which sold the jets to Islamabad, doesn’t allow these platforms to be used in an offensive posture.

The unusual briefing, conducted against the backdrop of the Defence Ministry at Raisina Hill, was addressed by senior officers of the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force. The briefing was as much of an effort to call out Pakistan on its retaliatory strike as it was to assure the country that the defence forces were prepared to meet any eventuality.

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IAF Fighter Pilot Captured After Being Shot Down In Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir

New Delhi: India shot down a US made F-16 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force and an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot, part of the Combat Air Patrol (CAP) that engaged the in-coming Pakistani fighters, was captured after being shot down in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) .

The air battle lasted for about 10 minutes and began at around 10 am Wednesday morning. The engagement over the skies of Nowshera in Rajouri district of Jammu Province is the first aerial dogfight between the two air forces since the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

The US made F-16 was shot down by the Russian made MiG-21, a senior official who didn’t want to named to said. “It is a huge achievement, because the F-16 is considered to be hugely superior,” he added.

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Air Force Strikes At Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Training Camp At Balakot In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Of Pakistan

New Delhi: Just 12 days after the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personals martyred, the Indian Air Force struck at Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terrorist training camp at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, using 12 Mirage 2000 aircraft supported by a fleet of Sukhoi 30 jets, a mid-air refueller and two Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).

They said all the bases of the IAF have been put on maximum alert to deal with any possible retaliation by Islamabad to the strike, the first by the IAF inside Pakistan after the 1971 war.

The sources said the IAF jets used a number of laser-guided bombs, each weighing over 1,000 kg, to destroy the the JeM training facility in Balakot, around 80 KM from the Line of Control.

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NIA Identifies Maruti Eeco Vehicle Used In The Pulwama Terror Attack On February 14

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that it managed to identify the Maruti Eeco vehicle used in the terror attack of February 14 in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama. It said that owner of vehicle Sajjad Bhat of Bijbehara of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir was directly involved in the attack.

The investigators said Bhat was missing for the last few days but stressed the vehicle, of which he was the eighth in the long line of owners, gave them key clues into the worst terror strike in the Valley in three decades of insurgency. “He [Bhat] has reportedly joined [Pakistan-based terrorist outfit] JeM [Jaish-e-Mohammed, led by Masood Azhar],” NIA spokesman Alok Mittal said.

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A Dy SP Of J&K Police, A Soldier And Three Jaish-e-Mohammed Militants kKilled In Kulgam

New Delhi: Offensive against terrorist continues in Jammu and Kashmir. A deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir police, an army soldier and three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in an encounter in Tarigam area of the state’s Kulgam district.

Deputy superintendent of police, special operations, Aman Kumar Thakur was hit in the encounter with militants when police,army and CRPF cornered them in a cordon-and-search operation in Turigam village of Yaripora in Kulgam.

Militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated, triggering a gun-battle. DySP Aman Thakur and three Jaish militants were killed in the gunfight, police said.