Losing two jets, three pilots has put morale of IAF down, says former Indian Air Force Pilot

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Losing two jets, three pilots has put morale of IAF down, says former Indian Air Force Pilot

*NEW DELHI: Former Indian air force (IAF)’s official Ram Parkash on Wednesday confirmed that India has lost two MiG 21 jets and three of its pilots.*

“We have lost our two jets and three pilots,” Parkash wrote in his tweet.

He further said in his tweet that the morale of the IAF is down after the heavy loss.

Earlier in the day, In a few seconds briefing , the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that an aircraft was shot down and its pilot is missing.

The spokesperson for the Indian MEA said, “We unfortunately lost one MiG-21 in this engagement and an Indian pilot is missing in action.

“In the aerial engagement, a Pakistan fighter aircraft shot down a MiG-21 Bison,” he added.

The MEA official further said Pakistan Air Force (PAF) targeted three military installations of India.

Moments earlier, Indian media had confirmed an Indian Air Force (IAF) wing commander is in Pakistan’s custody. *PAF shoots down two IAF jets*

Two fighter jets of Indian Air Force were shot down by Pakistan Air Force in bright day light on Wednesday, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.

According to the DG ISPR, Indian fighter jets violated Line of Control (LoC) today, and in a robust response, the PAF destroyed two aircraft of IAF inside Pakistani airspace.