Twitter in fits over Indian claim of Abhinandan 'downing PAF F-16'

Pakistanis didn't waste much time before hilariously calling Indian media out for propagating the 2019 incident


Entertainment Desk November 22, 2021

Indian Air Force pilot Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was accorded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind in an investiture ceremony on Monday, reported Indian media. The IAF pilot was awarded the honour for 'downing Pakistani F-16 plane in 2019.'

However, the aforementioned claim was earlier rubbished after Pakistan invited US officials to physically count the F-16 planes after the February 27 air battle, the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine reported in an exclusive report the same year.

The US defence officials confirmed that none of the F-16 jets in the PAF fleet is missing. And then when Delhi scurried to jot down a flimsy rebuttal, the Pakistani military revealed more proof to dismantle the very basis of the Indian claim.

As the Indian govt 'honoured' Abhinandan over fake gallantry, Pakistani Twitter didn't waste much time before hilariously calling them out over the propaganda. Here are a few responses that made us chuckle. 

Of course, there were memes: 

Some fair points were made: 

 

On February 27, Pakistan Air Force fighter jets shot down two Indian warplanes after they intruded into its airspace while responding to a Pakistani aerial mission on targets inside Indian Occupied Kashmir and arrested one Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below. 

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read