Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pakistan releases video of captured Indian pilot

Officials from Pakistani Armed Forces have released some video and images showing, as they claim, an Indian pilot from fighter jet downed on its side of Kashmir.

According to the Pakistani military, country’s Air Force on Wednesday shot down two Indian fighter jets intruding Pakistani airspace in a “valiant and befitting” response to Indian aggression.

Pakistan says it captured 2 Indian pilots from plane downed on its side of Kashmir: 1 is in hospital, other in custody

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In the video shared by Pakistan, a person is wearing a flight suit is heard saying that he is Wing Commander Abhinandan. He is blindfolded and gives out his service number. He then asks if he is in the custody of the Pakistan military.

“My name is Wing Commander Abhinandan and my service number is 27981,” said a man on video.

“I am a flying pilot and my religion is Hindu,” the detained pilot continues.

Upon probing for further information, the pilot refuses to speak saying, “I am sorry sir, that’s all I am supposed to tell you.”

Some source reported that Wing Commander Abhi Nandan is pilot of a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet of 51st Squadron.

Spokesperson of the Pakistan armed forces Major General Asif Ghafoor said the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian Air Force planes today morning. He said one of the planes fell in Pakistani territory while the other fell in the Indian side.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said the intentions behind the attacks carried out by the Pakistan Air Force was “not to escalate tensions” but to tell “India that we have the capability” to retaliate.

“Pakistan armed forces have the capability and resolve to defend its interest. But we are a responsible nation and want peace. This morning we decided that we will not attack any military targets. We decided that no human life should be endangered in our strikes,” Ghafoor said.

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