That's too much of a coincidence, isn't it. Especially Pakistanis themselves claimed that they downed two Indian planes. Some commentators are now suggesting that it's part of the de escalation process, so both Pakistan & India are claiming that it was a technical fault.
No it's not. It was war time. More probably they didn't check everything onboard and forget to do something.
They never claimed the helicopter but two fighters that went into pakistan. The helicopter was far away from the border.
In interviews to RT, BBC, CNN Indian military is saying that their air defense is active. India & Pakistan are fighting in this area for over 3 decades so hard to believe that India has no SAM out there.
Active where ? Look at the size of India. Most of their AD are short to medium range so if they want to cover the border wih them, they will be exposed.
India is doing CAP there 24/7 since the attack. If they had AD there would be less fighters in the air.
Moreover, what happened to the much vaunted MAWS of the F 16? At least Hindus will claim that none of their fighter jets have MAWS (including Su 30MKI).
Even without MAWS, most Russian pilots would have managed to escape missiles, because your onboard radar is highlighting the incoming missile.
Indian pilots are not all that highly trained, unlike Russian pilots.
Yeah ask the russian su-24 that was downed by turkish f-16 how he magically saw the missile because he is a russian guy
That's speculation. And defensive tools don't make the aircraft 100% safe. Flares and jaming without hard evasive manoeuvres are useless. India had su-30mki out there and they gave indication to the mig 21 that other pakistani fighter were there. So they saw them but didn't ebgage them nor did they protect the mig-21.
Mig-21 pilot is also stupid. He went alone to follow a f16 in pakistani airspace where he knew more fighters were waiting.
Indian pilots overestimate themselves actually.