Indian government admits PAF airstrikes unnerved Indian Military defences: Report

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Indian government admits PAF airstrikes unnerved Indian Military defences: Report

NEW DELHI - Indian government admits PAF airstrikes shattered Indian Military defences and big mistake was made by Indian Air Defence after war like scenario created by Pakistan Air Force.

Indian government on Wednesday termed as a big mistake and "mistaken fratricide" the shooting down of its own helicopter by the Indian Air Force in Kashmir on February 27 when India and Pakistani forces were engaged in a dogfight, PTI has reported.

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said the aircraft was shot down during a war-like situation developed due to the action by Pakistani Air Force.

A surface-to-air missile of the Indian Air Force brought down the Mi-17 aircraft in Budgam in the Kashmir Valley, killing six IAF personnel on board the chopper and a civilian on the ground. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link a Job in Australia Might be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in Australia | Search Ads link

"It was a case of mistaken fratricide, during the war-like situation, developed due to the hostile action of Pakistan Air Force at the LoC near Srinagar," Mr Naik said in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question.

"The inquiry has been concluded and concerned individuals have been held blameworthy," he said.

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