The Indian news agency reports Pakistani jet may have been shot down on the day of skirmishes
Indian Army soldiers arrive near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed on the outskirts of Srinagar in India-controlled Kashmir on February 27.
Indian Jets Shot Down
Multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and mainstream media reports contain photos purporting to show two Indian Air Force jets shot down by Pakistan in disputed Kashmir. This claim is false; the images are from two separate plane crashes – one in 2016 in the Indian state of Rajasthan and the other in 2015 in the state of Odisha.
Pakistan confirms it launched its own air raid into Indian-administered Kashmir in a statement entitled ‘Pakistan strikes back’ Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian air force planes in clashes over the line of control in the disputed region of Kashmir, and that two Indian pilots who came down in Pakistani territory have been captured.
Pakistan has conducted airstrikes over the ceasefire line in disputed Kashmir and claims to have shot down two Indian jets that responded by entering Pakistani airspace, capturing both of the pilots. India confirmed that one of its pilots is missing in action and said it shot down one of the Pakistani jets as it escaped over the heavily militarised border separating the two nuclear powers.