Hi,Why Pakistan Loves the F-16 Fighting Falcon
During an aerial skirmish on February 27, 2019, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison was shot down by a radar-guided missile. The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) claims the kill was scored by a JF-17 Thunder, a domestically-built fighter built with Chinese assistance.
However, India subsequently revealed fragments of an AIM-120C-5 missile—a U.S.-built weapon only compatible with the American-built F-16s in PAF service. Pakistan has incentives to deny the use of F-16s, as secret end-user agreements may restrict the aircraft’s use against India—despite that being an obvious application of the venerable fourth-generation jet. India, meanwhile, claims the MiG-21’s pilot managed to shoot down an F-16.
There is no secret end users agreemnt regarding the F16's or the aim 120---.
Next---I believe in the first news release---JF17 dropped an
indian aircraft---I believe the SD10 did that---.
Afterwards it became a cover up of sorts---for what reason---I do not know---.