Pakistani F16s displaying more Pakistani hospitality, this tea is fantastic too
With tensions between India and Pakistan at an all time high because of the events that have unfolded in Kashmir, it is safe to say that even a rogue pigeon from either side is enough to trigger warnings. This is exactly what happened recently when an Indian commercial plane was mislabeled as a fighter jet while crossing Pakistani airspace.
Pakistani F16s just showed Indians how its done in the air by escorting an Indian commercial plane to safety after India’s Civil Aviation wrongly labeled the plane as a fighter jet
India assigned a military code to a civilian plane, carrying 120 passengers from India. The plane was headed towards Kabul, Afghanistan via Pakistan’s airspace.
Pakistan Air Force immediately intercepted the plane. After checking that it was indeed a harmless commercial plane, the PAF escorted it to the other side of the border.
Pakistan Air Force reacted responsibly & professionally to the suicidal stupidity of assigning the military code to a civilian aircraft, so 120 Indian lives were saved! https://t.co/7h0HL5FTjZ
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) October 19, 2019
The horror lies in the fact that what would have happened if PAF had shot down the plane, assuming it to violate the Pakistani airspace? 120 innocent deaths and all because of a major blunder by someone in India’s Civil Aviation Authority. Not that Indians are new to such blunders, remember when they shot their own chopper down and blamed it on Pakistan?
People are wondering if such miscoding could even have been a deliberate attempt to trigger a war between the two countries but thanks to Pakistani F16s it was avoided
This conspiracy theory just feels too real.
A Spicejet flight from Delhi to Kabul was assigned a military code by india. It was intercepted & escorted out by PAF.
Whether it was just a "goofup" as Modi Govt is portraying it or an attempt to force Pakistan into shooting down a civilian aircraft, we will probably never know https://t.co/uz3qhNL83B
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) October 19, 2019
Not only military code, it was attempting to fly at an altitude higher than the assigned altitude. Probably a deliberate attempt to test Pakistan's radar surveillance.
— SAM (@saleemakhtar53) October 19, 2019
It seems #India & @adgpi Wanted #Pakistan to shoot down the @flyspicejet Passenger plane, so they could go crying in front of the world that Pakistan has shot an Indian Passenger plane, otherwise there was NO POINT in assigning a Military Code to a Civilian Plane #Shame on India!
— Urslan Hayat ارسلان حیات (@UrslanH) October 19, 2019
Even Indians are lashing out at Indian Air Force for such a stupid mistake
Who knows it could have be done intentionally so that Pakistani Air Force shot down the civilian aircraft which will give Indian ruling party another opportunity to do Pakistan bashing and justify their stand on 370.
— Rajesh Srivastava (@srivrajesh) October 19, 2019
This could as well have been deliberate. 120 deaths would have been a good reason to win the upcoming state elections.
— rishi batta (@rishibatta) October 19, 2019
It's not a new thing to Modi.
People are Toys to him.
— Prakash (@Raga07315709) October 19, 2019
Indians are applauding Pakistan Air Force for acting responsibly in this situation
I always believe Pakistan military is more sensible than ours.
— Rekha Sharma ریکھا شرما (@rekhaji883) October 19, 2019
Well not just 120 Indian lives but probably many more thousands if not millions. If the PAF had shot this aircraft down, it would have led the two countries down to a dangerous path to war. May be we should generously thank the PAF and the people of Pakistan
— Gopi Shankar (@ShankarGopi) October 19, 2019
Election going on few state looks like bjp lost an opportunity to win elections it’s deliberate attempt by someone but no one paid media dare to ask question Paf behaved like professionals
— Kamaldeep singh (@Bab_lu1) October 19, 2019
Such silly mistakes need to be avoided at all costs. There really is no room for making such errors, especially in times like these when the two countries are already on the brink of war.
Kudos to the Pakistan Air Force! They indeed handled the matter humanely.
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