The Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF) briefing the press for the first time amid tension between India and Pakistan.
The briefing comes a day after an IAF pilot was taken captive by Pakistan after aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani fighter planes for the first time in 48 years.
RGK Kapoor, Air Vice Marshal, IAF
Indian Air Force detected a large package of Pakistan aircraft near West of Rajouri
Pakistani Aircraft targeted military formation
Pakistani bombs exploded in Indian military formation, but couldn’t inflict any damage
One Pakistani F-16 was shot down by an IAF MiG 21 Bison Aircraft. East of Rajouri, parts of F-16 have been recovered, inside Indian territory.
IAF has also learnt that Abhinandan will be returned. IAF is happy to hear of his return.
IAF fighters were tasked to intercept the intruding Pakistani aircraft and managed to thwart them. Although PAF jets dropped bombs, they were not able to cause any damage
Surendra Singh Behal, Army Major General
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations
Pakistan targeted brigade headquarters
Our mechanised forces are on standby. I want to assure the nation that we are fully prepared
We are ready to act against inimical forces