In continuation of previous post, while I was looking for a different source that mentioned something different than whatsoever being claimed by Indian side; I came across another source that recently shared everything in same connection but luckily had the argument which furthers what I have said.I must thank you for sharing such a gem of information for my knowledge and [ushing me to make some efforts to dig into some more information based upon OSINT. Let's just begin with geography/locations of some villages including the one where the AMRAAM was found along with geographical evidence based upon Districts/Tehsil and location along with the details you shared.
Tehsil Chassana is a part of Reasi. Chassana village is located in Gool Gulabgarh Tehsil of Reasi district in Jammu & Kashmir. The total geographical area of village is 986.6 hectares.
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Interestingly. Rajouri is nearest town to Chassana which is approximately 179km away which is in-fact a driving distance and would be different than a direct fly path. A rough estimate if I may say.
So, the piece of that AMRAAM Aim-120C5 was found in Chassana village, district Reasi which is close to only town namely Rajouri. I am sure you will agree with the points as above which are official and as per google as well. A rough estimate of a direct fly path from Chassana Village, Reasi to Rajouri shows that 21.70 Miles or 34.92 KM maximum (rough estimate).
Now, we have an Indian news ABP clip whereby a news media outlet records interview of eye witnesses most probably from IOJ&K Nowshera (as that what the media person said during interview). I am not even mentioning the RT with PAF which pretty much validates as what really happened to ill fated SU-30 MKI. Interestingly, these eye witnesses saw an IAF A/C coming in from Rajouri side and flying towards LoC but they saw taking a hit and going down in Peer Baba/Bhawani-B side while pointing. Mind you, people do point towards a certain location in reference to some famous point even if that is far ahead, merely to draw a path/way or as a guiding point. Surely, no one can exactly pin point the location merely by looking at some projectile coming down in far area. This video is here with detail of an eye witness account for 2nd IAF loss. The places mentioned & reference recorded are nowhere close to IAF MiG-21 Bison (Abhinandan) crash site. This finding and important information by ABP News was also shot down by India or avoided/censored deliberately to cover an extra loss on that day, the SU-30 MKI.
Now we have another mention of Bhawani B (Locality Name : Bhawani-b ( Bhawani-बी ), Block Name : Nowshera, District : Rajauri) which does fall within Rajouri district.
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In reference to what Eye Witnesses said and as the Indian Media claims that IOJ&K Police recovered the debris of AIM-120C5 AMRAAM of PAF from Chassani village, here I try to make some rough estimate with an exception of human error for me as well as for the eye witness that nobody as such can exactly point the area merely by looking in a direction. Since, these are locals so they at-least tried to show some pathway as where the IAF 2nd jet went down.
Since, the crash was reported and IAF had to go on SAR, Mi-17V5 was launched which was targeted by Indian Air Defence on outskirts of Budgam with 6 onboard (fratricide). If we pay attention then it had the same trajectory fly path to which IAF A/C previously flew as per Eye Witness but got a hit and returned.
Even if these sites are far and not in same direction the eye witness mentioned, what really happened in that area of Bhoani or Bhawani B, Sher Makri and between Rajouri to Nowshera. Mind you, these places are not inside Azad Kashmir but in-fact IOJ&K. Here is what Hindustan Times has to say...
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Another news says
“There is enough evidence to show that F-16s were used in this mission through their electronic signatures. Parts of AMRAAM air-to-air missile, which is carried only on the F-16s, was recovered east of Rajouri within Indian territory,” Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor told reporters.
Again the Nowshera Sector...
This news peace was also taken down immediately.
Now starting with Bhawani-B panchayat as the witnesses said in previously shared ABP news video. As deep as once conduct a search, the said Bhawani B area is somewhat between Rajouri & Noushera district in IoK. Bhawani-b is a Village in Nowshera Block in Rajauri District of Jammu & Kashmir. It is located 26 KM towards South from District head quarters Rajouri. Bhawani-b is surrounded by Kalakote Block towards East , Rajouri Block towards North , Sunderbani Block towards East , Budhal Block towards East. If we examine the video closely, it seems like witnesses are in area between rajouri and Bhawani B. (Video is available in previous post). Indeed, witnesses can't see beyond horizon and being human, will point towards nearby area or given their line of sight. Now, if we argue that those ABP News witnessess were not looking towards anywhere but MiG-21 crash site, we do have further data to examine & further our arguments.
Now here is another video from another source, as shared recently. Su30 was flying in the area around Azmatabad (IOK). The puff and tadpole of Su30 after getting hit can be seen in the video recorded from Thanamandi (IOK), even the guy who shot the video validated that it was an IAF jet that came from the Indian side and got hit while retreating. The person who filmed it, is in Thanamandi, district Rajouri.
Now, we have to check what Samir Joshi has to say from the same Operation Swift Retort. Samir was very quick to share some google maps along with PAF & IAF ACs position, even though it wouldn't be accurate but the man has contacts and considered pretty much close to IAF. He share ACs position and accepts that PAF F-16 were well within Pakistan Air Space.
Even in this picture, it can be seen that PAF flight lead was almost 25 to 30 KM with IAF SU-30 MKI formation with call sign Avenger. He wrongly claimed that SQL Hassan was 60 KM away and that is the argument which the whole IAF adopted to say that AIM-120C5 was fired at DMAX range which is untrue. Why? because SQL Hassan Siddiqui was leader in flight of PAF F-16s. Why would a PAF formation in south axis will fire an AMRAAM while the already flight lead in North Axis, that would have detected MKIs at earliest will stay silent or waiting to be shot down? Well, someone can ask IAF directly that supposedly, south axis formation fired a shot at DMAX 60-70 KM range, what those MKIs were doing even though a 4 ship PAF formation was just 30 KM away from Rajouri in North Axis? No shot or nothing? Actually, it was the flight lead of PAF F-16 SQL Hassan Siddiqui, that saw first, locked first & shot first the MKI. At-least this is how it is proven by going through the details shared by both sides.
In connection to above eyewitness video from Thanamandi, this is what transpires. Now, we can see that Chassana village is not even in the line of fire of PAF F-16s nor MKI flight path but that retreated to Srinagar most probably.
Now, here we have the eye witness from Chassana village, that I argued earlier as it wasn't the AMRAAM but in-fact something else. Listen closely....
Why IAF claimed to find AIM-120C5 in Chassana? The Info warfare same as like Mi-17V5 was a technical error.
Now here is another video, if we go by the accounts as how Samir Joshi tried to explain. IAF jet is again seen in retreat. Remember that PAF F-16s didn't cross LoC and IAF has no proof except that piece of AMRAAM 120-C5.
Furthermore, IAF then ordered 12 additional MKIs to replace attrition losses and interestingly, there are only 11 crashes mentioned including 2 in 2019 (July & August I think) and total crashes reported sums up to 11.
Credits as well: https://ahsanawan1225.medium.com/an-avengers-last-fall-b641f61bc72a
I will try to add further, as much as left on YouTube despite Indian attempts to remove videos.