Sky-high trolling? Indian Sukhoi fighter ‘shot down’ by Pakistan makes appearance at Air Force Day parade
Two of the Russian-made warplanes were spotted in the skies above Hindon Air Base, flying in formation as part of a celebration marking the 87th birthday of the Indian Air Force (IAF). According to NDTV, one of the aircraft, named ‘Avenger-1’, was the same jet that Pakistan boasted of destroying in a brief fracas back in February. The fighter jet was even piloted by the same “shot down” crew, the outlet reported.
On Air Force Day, IAF Flies Sukhoi Fighter That Pak Claims It Shot Down pic.twitter.com/u0qTQsQ9bb— Guest Post Expert (@szaheer123) October 8, 2019
According to Islamabad, the Su-30 fell from the sky in a battle on February 27, a day after the Indian Air Force bombed an alleged terrorist camp inside Pakistan. In the ensuing dogfight, India claims to have shot down an American-made F-16, before one of its own MiG-21 Bison’s fell to Pakistani fire. New Delhi firmly denied that one of its Su-30s were destroyed in the battle, accusing Pakistan of making the story up to cover for the loss of its American fighter jet.
#Watch: IAF Sukhoi 30MKI salutes the New Air Force Chief in a vertical climb at the 87th #AirForceDay celebrations at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad.Jaguars, Mirage 2000, Chinook heavy transporters too adorned the airshow to mark its anniversary. [Video Courtesy: DD] pic.twitter.com/Zd8ljMMITQ— OTV (@otvnews) October 8, 2019
The Air Force Day festivities included another swipe at Pakistan: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who is credited with shooting down the Pakistani F-16, leads a formation of MiG-21 Bison.Also on rt.com India’s hero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leads fighter jet formation in Air Force Day fly-over (VIDEO)
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