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27 Feb 19: PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace: DG ISPR

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In case anyone is wondering, the blurb says "Why are you laughing, you are a Mig-21 too!"

What is the Pakistani pilot being denoted as? The Indian pilot is being denoted by an elephant and the bald eagle is the US, which both make sense.

Is that the Irish flag?

Indian markings.

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Why do they use that? Why not their flag?

The British modelled it after their own markings when they formed the Royal Indian Air Force. They just changed the blue, white and red of the Union Jack to the safron, white and green of the then British Indian Flag. After independence the Indian Air Force kept on with it.

British Spitfire,

Ray_Flying_Legends_2005-1.jpg


Royal Indian Spitfire,

Spitfire_Mk_14_India_2.jpg


British Hawker Hurricane,

MA_00675131_it2lyc.jpg



Royal Indian Hawker Hurricane,

2094453.jpg


There's nothing wrong with it though. The tail markings don't necessarily need to be your flag or a flag at all. For example,


Croatia just has its coat of arms

mig-21bisd-croatia1.jpg


Poland,

Poland-approved-for-possible-F-16-support-package.jpg


Greece,

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USAF has codes which denote the unit the aircraft belongs to,

010205-F-1631A-001.JPG

http://www.military.cz/usa/air/air_accessories/usaf_tail_cod/usaf_tail_cod.htm


Even the PAF didn't have the complete flag for a very long time,

abi.jpg
 

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The British modelled it after their own markings when they formed the Royal Indian Air Force. They just changed the blue, white and red of the Union Jack to the safron, white and green of the then British Indian Flag. After independence the Indian Air Force kept on with it.

British Spitfire,

Ray_Flying_Legends_2005-1.jpg


Royal Indian Spitfire,

Spitfire_Mk_14_India_2.jpg


British Hawker Hurricane,

MA_00675131_it2lyc.jpg



Royal Indian Hawker Hurricane,

2094453.jpg


There's nothing wrong with it though. The tail markings don't necessarily need to be your flag or a flag at all. For example,


Croatia just has its coat of arms

mig-21bisd-croatia1.jpg


Poland,

Poland-approved-for-possible-F-16-support-package.jpg


Greece,

223311.jpg


USAF has codes which denote the unit the aircraft belongs to,

010205-F-1631A-001.JPG

http://www.military.cz/usa/air/air_accessories/usaf_tail_cod/usaf_tail_cod.htm


Even the PAF didn't have the complete flag for a very long time,

abi.jpg
Thanks
Wouldnt it be different if PAF used the Shaheen? Just a black image of it.
 
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