India has cornered Pakistan from all fronts including diplomatic, economic and military as a stern retaliation to Pulwama terrorist attack in which more than 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred. On February 26, 2019, at 0330 hours, Indian Air Force conducted air strikes in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti regions of Pakistan to neutralize terrorist camps run by Jaish-e-Mohammad. It is estimated that over 300 militants are being killed in Air Surgical Strikes done by IAF.
Desperate Pakistan is now circulating images of 2016 and 2018 of crashed IAF jets in Jodhpur and Odhisha on Pakistani news channels and social media. Pakistani news channels are flashing footages of 2016 MIG crash in Jodhpur as ‘exclusive footage’ of IAF jet being shot down by Pakistan.
#PakistanAirForce shoots down two Indian Air Force IAF jets in #Budgam killing one Indian pilot while arresting another one alive. More retaliation to follow soon. This escalation isn't going to be over anytime soon – #PakistanStrikesBack #PakistanArmyZindabad #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/SWTd2XSrWI
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) February 27, 2019
But several Indian journalists have rubbished the rogue claims on Twitter by tweeting old news reports of 2016 and 2017.
Pakistani media has so far shown footage of a Hawk that went down in Odisha in 2016 and a MiG-27 that crashed at Jodhpur in 2017. You can verify anything from tail numbers of the planes.
— Kushan Mitra (@kushanmitra) February 27, 2019
BREAKING NEWS – (that is if you STILL DON'T KNOW how #FakeNews works)
There are images/videos of 'Indian' jets shot down inside Pakistan – like this one sent by @MIsmail9298
Simple google search will show you this is a crashed Mig-27 in Jodhpur in 2016.
DO NOT FALL FOR SUCH CRAP! pic.twitter.com/MAnOfsVisL
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) February 27, 2019
FACT CHECK: Pak media & social media peddling images of 2016 & 2018 crashes in Jodhpur & Odisha trying to suggest they are IAF jets shot down today. pic.twitter.com/LK11RqLRW4
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) February 27, 2019