New Delhi: Hours after a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani fighter jets along the Line of Control (LoC), India confirmed that a MiG-21 Bison had been lost in the engagement, with the pilot “missing in action".

“We have lost a MiG-21 and the pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed he is in their custody. We are looking into this," Air Vice-Marshal R.G.K Kapoor told the media in New Delhi.

“India had informed about Counter Terrorism Action it took yesterday against a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan, based on credible evidence that JeM intended to launch more attacks. Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its air force to target military installations on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully," the ministry of external affairs said on Wednesday.

Close