It was a political statement aimed at scoring points at the domestic political stage. Nothing to do with reality. The fact is just opposite. It was Indian side that was feeling humiliated in front of the whole world with the live streams worldwide showing the bloody face of an Indian pilot (beaten up by public) and pieces of the Indian fighter plane that PAF shot down. What Indians had to show to the world except their grim faces and obvious humiliation? Only the burned bodies of IAF pilots/officials with their burning helicopter apparently hit by India's own air defense. That was the utter humiliation that Modi and his gang of criminals found themselves in. You can shamelessly deny that now. But that's Indian nature. You cannot help yourself with that. But let me remind you tha Indian leaders, including Modi, were unable to publicly speak even a word for weeks after this humiliation (except showing his sorrow and missing Rafales). Only one statement from Sushma Swaraj showing her desire not to escalate it further when she dashed to China right after beating from PAF.Pakistan that night:
'Pair kaanp rahe the aur maathe par paseena tha (**** FM SM Qureshi) kaha Abhinandan ko jaane den warna Bharat Raat ko 9 baje hamla kar raha hai"-
Yeah that's why Sushma Swaraj ran to China while requesting that 'India does not want escalation. That was clearly a result of hammering of Indian ash by the PAF. (https://www.thehindu.com/news/natio...does-not-want-escalatihon/article61538126.ece)
Regardless incidental victory for Pakistan or not, it certainly humiliated IAF, Modi and his gang of criminals deeply and completely. They instantly became a laughing *** of the world. Look at the transition: from Modi's claims that Pakistan has been punished to Modi's sorrow of missing French rafales to threatening Pakistan with missile attack (as if Pakistan wouldn't respond in a more devastating manner) to Sushma pleading to the world that 'India does not want escalation'. It's a story of complete stupidity, naked aggression, humiliation, and sorrow. If you still find some aspect of consolation in all that utter disgrace, I wouldn't humiliate you further.ok..your language speaks for youself.....
on topic, it was tactical small incidental victory for Pak if i buy pak version of the whole thing..lets assume, your version is true..
now, if you say PAF would have had the final strike mission in the event of a major escalation then i must say you are too much delusuional and living with some misguided or self pleasing facts...Even with some basic reality checks any lay man wont have any doubt that IAF can defeat PAF, take it or leave it..happy to disagree if u dont agree.