Was SU 30 MKI Shot Down?

Did Pakistan shoot down a SU 30?

The IAF has said Pakistan’s “false claim” of shooting down a Sukhoi-30MKI was an attempt to cover up for the loss of its own aircraft, an American-made F-16, which Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had shot down before the Russian-origin MiG-21 Bison that he piloted fell to enemy fire..

Did India lose a Sukhoi?

The latest aircraft the Indian Air Force lost in 2019 is a Su-30 MKI fighter jet that crashed in paddy fields near Tezpur, Assam, Thursday night.

Is PAF better than IAF?

Quantitatively, India has an edge over Pakistan as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is the fourth-largest air force in the world after the US, China, and Russia with around 1,70,000 personnel and 1,500 aircraft. However, the IAF currently has a ratio of 1.5 pilots per aircraft as against 2.5 pilots per aircraft for the PAF.

Why is MiG 21 flying coffin?

A Russian designed supersonic jet fighter, the MiG-21 is what Maruti Suzuki is to Indian automobile industry. MiG-21s have been the most accident-prone of all IAF fighter jets, thus earning the names “flying coffin” or the “widow maker”.

Did Pakistan shoot down Sukhoi?

New Delhi: An Indian Sukhoi Su-30MKI that delighted spectators at an air show outside Delhi on Tuesday would have caused considerable embarrassment to Pakistan, which had claimed to have shot down the fighter jet during an aerial dogfight in February this year.

Did JF 17 shot down SU 30?

Interestingly last year, prior to the Abhinandan fiasco, Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder shot down a Su-30 and Mig-21 of the Indian Air Force, within 50 seconds of a dogfight, resulting in diplomatic embarrassment and loss of two fighter jets for India.

Did India shoot down Pak f16?

India Never Actually Shot Down Pakistani F-16 in Kashmir Clash, New Report Says. Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Pakistan says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan controled Kashmir at Somani area in Bhimbar district near the Line of Control on February 28, 2019.

Can IAF defeat PAF?

The IAF currently has a ratio of 1.5 pilots per aircraft as against 2.5 pilots per aircraft for the PAF, top sources in the defence establishment told ThePrint. Effectively, this implies that the PAF can carry out day and night operations more efficiently than the IAF in case of a full-scale war.

Is Gripen better than Rafale?

There’s not only it : Gripen-E is no better than an upgraded Mirage-2000 and flyaway cost ends over Rafale while being nowhere near its capabilities. In fact, even with a few basic mods I expose in another post on this page, Tejas Mk1 can EASILY become on par with a Gripen-E.