Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
Sign in to follow this  
Scott Taylor

Air-to-Air Combat Between India and Pakistan

Recommended Posts

Based on that pic I’d say four missiles were shot down. I don’t see any airplane parts.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, 11bee said:

 

That picture means nothing.

 

Both sides blatantly lie and use doctored "evidence".  I wouldn't believe either side if they told me fire was hot, (even if they had a flight suit patch stating "fire will burn you") I'd still need to verify for myself, because they have demonstrated zero truthfulness. 

 

Those missiles mean nothing.   Assuming they even came from the crashed Indian Bison, some/all could have been launched and missed, launched and detonated (not necessarily means they hit anything) or simply went down with the crashing Bison and were damaged in the crash or the motors/warheads cooked off in the ensuring fire.

 

Agreed, 11bee. I simply responded to what I saw in the picture posted here and what was written beneath it. As I said, I haven't really followed this saga very closely, so I don't know if there was other corroborating information provided along with that picture. I'm just surprised that someone thought that by itself it somehow proves that the MiG in question never got a missile off - due to the missing parts it does in fact appear to suggest the opposite. From where I'm standing it looks like rather inept propaganda, possibly directed at a general public who doesn't have the insight to question it further. From the little I have seen on this topic, and as you pointed out, the Indians appear to have done pretty much the same: for example denying everything until the video of their pilot in Pakistani captivity was released.

 

The "staying humble" and "not drum beating" parts were quite funny though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The shot down MiG-21. The captured Indian pilot. Everything was a lie! 

 

Indians have not been able to show a SINGLE piece of evidence they shot down F-16. They kept showing their own downed MiG-21 on media claiming it was F-16! 

 

This too is a lie? 

 

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/04/did-india-shoot-down-a-pakistani-jet-u-s-count-says-no/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stalal, I think you will notice both me and 11bee stated that India is also lying (I even gave an example), so I'm not sure who you are arguing with.

 

I commented on the picture of the missile parts, which simply does not prove what it claims to prove either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Mfezi said:

Stalal, I think you will notice both me and 11bee stated that India is also lying (I even gave an example), so I'm not sure who you are arguing with.

 

I commented on the picture of the missile parts, which simply does not prove what it claims to prove either.

 

Agreed. Not contesting your arguments but I meant to state that in regional context only.  India is a big bully and a loud mouth. And I feel really happy when a bully, any bully, gets kicked in the crotch. India thought it could bully Pakistan but it got kicked in return. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, stalal said:

 

Agreed. Not contesting your arguments but I meant to state that in regional context only.  India is a big bully and a loud mouth. And I feel really happy when a bully, any bully, gets kicked in the crotch. India thought it could bully Pakistan but it got kicked in return. 

 

In your opinion, which appears quite strongly biased towards Pakistan. I'm pretty sure the Indians see it very differently. I can't speak for others, but I suspect a large portion of the rest of the world sees the whole thing in a much more neutral light like myself, where the real concern is simply seeing two nuclear powers at each other's throats, although we are entertained by the rather comical propaganda about the event coming from both. The only thing that is really confirmed is that Pakistan shot down a MiG-21, which is a highly outdated fighter no matter how many upgrades it gets. It is hardly an indication of the regional balance of power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Mfezi said:

 

In your opinion, which appears quite strongly biased towards Pakistan. I'm pretty sure the Indians see it very differently. I can't speak for others, but I suspect a large portion of the rest of the world sees the whole thing in a much more neutral light like myself, where the real concern is simply seeing two nuclear powers at each other's throats, although we are entertained by the rather comical propaganda about the event coming from both. The only thing that is really confirmed is that Pakistan shot down a MiG-21, which is a highly outdated fighter no matter how many upgrades it gets. It is hardly an indication of the regional balance of power.

This pretty much says it all.   The entire event and subsequent PR battles have done nothing except provide entertainment to those of us on the sidelines.  

 

Thankfully it appears that no one was killed.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, 11bee said:

Thankfully it appears that no one was killed.  

 

Only the truth......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, 11bee said:

Thankfully it appears that no one was killed. 

 

Agreed 100%.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, habu2 said:

 

Only the truth......

That’s always the first casualty though....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...