Pakistan military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor tweeted an edited video as proof of Indian failure and losses on 27 February 2019

Posted on 2019-07-28 09:27:50 by Neel Kamal

Summary

The video tweeted by Pakistan's military spokesperson is not only old and edited but it has no relation with India-Pakistan conflict on 27th February 2019.

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On July 28, Pakistan military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor tweeted a video of Air Marshal Denzil Keelor to claim that a well-decorated Indian Airforce veteran had admitted Indian failure and losses on 27th February 2019.

You can watch the video tweeted by him here:

In the video, Air Marshal Denzil Keelor can be heard saying that some of the losses happened during the war were not right. These losses were due to tactical errors and lack of experience and you can't go to war with this kind of inexperience. Untrained people were also called in the war and the price we paid for it was quite heavy.

He further said, "Pakistan had radar system, interception system, defense system with an ability to detect, identify and destroy but we didn't have it. They had a great advantage. He further talks about political failure, military leadership failure, and tactical failures.

While he is speaking in the video, visuals related to 27th February were displayed in a small frame.

Background of 27th Feb 2019

A day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out aerial strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist camp in Balakot, the Pakistani Air Force tried to carry out a similar attack against Indian military targets on 27th Feb but failed to do so.

On February 27, the Pakistani fighter planes had taken off from different bases and started gathering over Pakistan occupied Kashmir and their Northern Areas before they turned around to launch attacks on Indian military targets.

Indian Airforce responded quickly and it was during this aggression that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down an F-16 plane using his R-73 air-to-air missile fired from his MiG-21 plane. Eventually, his plane was also shot down and he was subsequently captured by Pakistan. However, Pakistan had to release him under the agreement of the Geneva Convention.

Old and edited video

LiveFist pointed out on Twitter that the video shared by Pakistan's military spokesperson is an edited copy of 2015 interview with 1965 IAF fighter ace Denzil Keelor.

We searched for this interview's video on Youtube and found the video with a headline "Nehru lost India the war: Air Marshal Denzil Keelor speaks about India's battle losses". The video footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd. The video is a part of a series on the 1962 and 1965 wars that India fought, and Air Marshal Denzil Keelor was invited to speak to Wilderness Films India.

It was uploaded on Youtube on Aug 9, 2015. In the video, he explained how technical errors and inexperience lead to losses in a war.

He was clearly talking about the 1962/65 wars. You can watch the video here:

The video has not relation to the conflicts between India and Pakistan in 2019.

Conclusion:  The video tweeted by Pakistan's military spokesperson is not only old and edited but it has no relation with India-Pakistan conflict on 27th February 2019.



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