Tri-service media briefing: Indian weapons systems on high alert, mechanized forces on standby, says Army

The Indian Air Force, Navy and Army held a joint press conference on Thursday to share the sequence of events on the aerial engagement that took place on Wednesday leading to the shooting down of a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 by an IAF MiG-21. An Indian MiG also went down and Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured. However, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Varthaman would be released on Friday in a "peace gesture". 

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