Narendra Modi government lying on Balakot strikes, shooting down Pak F-16: Farooq Abdullah

The former chief minister said the government claimed that a number of terrorists were killed but there is no clarity.

Published: 06th April 2019 03:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2019 03:32 PM   |  A+A-

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah. (File photo)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: In the first election rally in Srinagar city, National Conference president and sitting MP Farooq Abdullah on Sunday demanded United Nations probe into Indian Air Force (IAF) claim of shooting down a Pakistan F-16 aircraft on February 27.

The NC held a poll rally at Gindun Park, Rajbagh in uptown Srinagar. 

It was the first election rally by a political party in Srinagar. About 300-500 NC workers participated in the rally, attended by all top NC leaders, including its president Farooq Abdullah, and vice president Omar.

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While addressing the party workers, Omar raised questions on Indian claim of conducting air strikes in Balakot and shooting down of F-16 by an Indian fighter jet.

“PM Narendra Modi sent three jets at 3 am of February 26 for three seconds and they only managed to bomb trees in Balakot. Now, Pakistan is seeking compensation for the loss of its trees,” he said.


Abdullah said BJP chief Amit Shah is claiming that IAF bombed JeM camps and killed 300 terrorists. “But where are the bodies?”

“Even killing of two people makes news. Why there was no cry over killings of 300 people in the Indian air strike,” he said.

Referring to IAF claim that its Mig-21 Bison shot down F-16 during a dogfight on February 27, Abdullah said, “They claim of shooting down F-16 but we have not seen it. Yes, but we saw our own jet coming crushing down along with his pilot. It was shown on television”.

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