We Shot Down our own Chopper on Feb 27 – Indian Air Chief Confesses
- It took seven months for IAF to understand that it shot down one of its own helicopters during clashes with Pakistan in February, killing all six onboard.
- Chief of Indian Air Force admitted that the Mi-17 chopper crash on February 27 was a big mistake on part of the force.
- It was also revealed that India mistook the helicopter for an incoming missile and it crashed just 10 minutes after it took off.
A Mi-17 chopper crashed in Srinagar on February 27th, 2019 and this created a series of chaotic turnouts between Pakistan and India.
The Indian authorities claimed to have shot down a Pakistani plane by the use of their efficient missile system to which Pakistani officials rejected such claims. Despite the rejection of claims, Indians still celebrated their victorious shot.
But finally, the Chief of Indian Air force Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has accepted that the Mi-17 chopper crash in Srinagar was caused after it was hit by an Indian missile by mistake.
Breaking: “Big mistake’ Indian Air Force chief says Mi-17 chopper in Jammu & Kashmir shot down by its own missile in February https://t.co/0M3f8HtmAN
— Gulf News (@gulf_news) October 4, 2019
Indians had threatened Pakistan with the war in February when they had made false claims that Pakistan shot their chopper.
The officers handling the air defense system at that time had mistaken their helicopter for an enemy aircraft.
It was found that the helicopter crashed 10 minutes after take-off and wreckage of the chopper in flames and a large number of villagers gathered around it.
A court of inquiry found that the chopper was brought down by friendly fire from the Spyder air defense missile system at the Srinagar airbase.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor also tweeted:
IAF acknowledges Mi17 fratricide.
Remaining acknowledgments soon..
• 26 Feb PAF denied IAF strikes across LOC
• 27 Feb
~ 6 Strikes by PAF across LOC from within Pak Airspace
~ PAF shot down 2 IAF Jets
~ IAF pilot arrested, no F16 shot down
• Heavy losses to Indian Army on LOC pic.twitter.com/Nt4vkC2DOq
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) October 4, 2019
ہاہاہا۔۔۔۔بے شرم کہیں کے۔۔۔۔جو پاکستان کو اسی دن پتا چل گیا تھا۔۔۔۔انہیں 7 مہینے بعد پتا چل رہا ہے۔۔۔۔🤣😂
— Asif Mehmood (@asifasi2002) October 4, 2019
People also speculated that the reason why it wasn’t accepted before could be to help Modi’s election campaign which hinged on fighting Pakistan
‘We knew this from the start but didn’t want to disturb modi re election posturing’ https://t.co/s11fI7uUYy
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) October 4, 2019
First they denied it and then with their own missile?
What’s next? That their pilot came for shopping in Pakistan?
Trolling the Indian Air Force couldn’t be forgotten!
— محمدارشد (@marshd46) October 4, 2019
They should make a bollywood movie on this investigation – name should be “7 month investigation”
They should also add that Pakistan told them these things immediately after the incident but they were high on cow-mootar at that time. 😁
— ℜ𝔢𝔥𝔪𝔞𝔫 𝔖𝔞𝔦𝔣 (@RehmanSaif) October 4, 2019
Some people still couldn’t believe it and called Indian Chief of Air staff a liar and still stuck on their previous claims which have been proved to be false so many times.
Indian Air Force Chief is a BIG LIAR
Chopper was hit by Surface to Air Missile from across the border
— JAMIL – AL Bathaa (@JamilBathaa) October 4, 2019
دو درخت اور ایک کوے کے بدلے دو جہاز اور ایک ہیلی کاپٹر۔ یہ اتنا ڈرا ڈرا کیوں بات کر رہا ہے؟ اور یہ بات انہوں نے اپنی قوم سے نو مہینے تک کیوں چپائ؟
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) October 4, 2019