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We will verify Pakistan’s claim: MEA on missing IAF pilot

In a brief press conference addressed by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, it was also established that a MiG-21 was lost in the aerial retaliation. Amid reports about the pilot in Pakistan’s captivity, Kumar said that the facts are being ascertained. “One Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by Indian Air Force. In this engagement, we have lost one MiG 21. Pilot is missing in action. Pakistan claims he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts,” Kumar said.

Updated : 27 February 2019, 03:38 PM