Thursday, December 8, 2022

F-16 wreck claimed by India is actually a part of MiG-21: British investigators


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

A British private investigation agency “Bellingcat” have published the detailed report by Veli-Pekka, a Ph.D. student at the Finnish National Defense University, believes that the F-16 wreck claimed by India is actually part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21.

Pakistan Armed forces Spokesperson (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor also refuted the statement that “the F-16 raids India was shot down.” He clarified that on February 27th, the Pakistan Air Force did not dispatch the F-16.

Claims about the Printed details on the junction box proving this is be an F-16 part is not correct. This is in fact very much part of an Indian MiG-21.



A YouTube video from the scene also presents a walkaround view of the same part, establishing the same. (1:56 onwards)


In summary, there’s no compelling evidence offered as of yet that an F-16 would have been shot down, and all signs point to MiG-21 wreckage having been on display thus far.

Further details:


 Falcon vs Bison: Verifying a MiG-21 Wreck



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