Senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today rejected the recent media report on F-16 fighter aircraft of Pakistan. Addressing the press conference in Vadodara, she said that the writers of the article should do proper study of the ‘technical and factual’ evidences provided by the Indian Air Force to concretely prove the use of F-16 by Pakistan to target the Indian military installations.
Ms Sitharaman said that the electronic signature of the aircraft intercepted by IAF radars was that of an F-16 fighter plane. This electronic signature, which is a kind of vibration or radiation during flight, is unique for every aircraft like the human signature.
It was pretty clear that the electronic signature intercepted by IAF was that of an F-16. The defence minister was referring to the media report in a Foreign Policy magazine in US, which claimed that all the F-16 fighter planes given by America to Pakistan have been found to be ‘intact and accounted for’ during a recent physical count.