The foreign ministry spokesperson in his briefing at 3:15 to the media claimed that a Pakistani Air Force F-16 was shot down by a MiG-21 fighter jet as the PAF was targeting India's military establishments. 

Due to IAF's high state of readiness and alertness the IAF responded immediately, in this engagement unfortunately a MiG-21 was lost and one IAF pilot is missing in action.

The MEA spokesperson was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor of the Indian Air Force.

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