New Delhi: Lockheed Martin, manufacturer of the F-16 fighter jet, on Friday refuted claims made by a few Pakistani officials in which they had said that the company was planning to sue India for claiming that one of its planes was shot down by MiG-21 Bison of the Indian Air Force.
In a tweet responding to Danyal Gilani, a Pakistan bureaucrat who had shared media reports saying that Lockheed Martin was going to sue India, the defence and security based company, refuting the reports they said, “Lockheed Martin has made no such comments.”
Lockheed Martin has made no such comments.
— Lockheed Martin India (@LMIndiaNews) March 1, 2019
Gilani further replied to Lockheed Martin India’ tweet and said, “Thank you. I acknowledge the statement is wrongly attributed to you. I picked it from a website. I take it back. However, I stand by Govt of India’s failure to prove it downed a Pakistani F-16. Indian media & journalists have caught Indian govt disinformation.”
Thank you @LMIndiaNews. I acknowledge the statement is wrongly attributed to you. I picked it from a website. I take it back. However, I stand by Govt of #India‘s failure to prove it downed a #Pakistani F-16. Indian media & journalists have caught #Indian govt disinformation.
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) March 2, 2019
Gillani in a tweet had claimed that Lockheed Martin was going to sue India for ‘wrongly claiming’ that one of its planes was shot down by MiG-21 Bison. He had tweeted, “F-16 manufacturer Lockheed Martin to file law suit against false Indian claims & expresses annoyance over the factually incorrect claim of shooting down of Pakistan’s F-16 by IAF. Says all F-16s on Pakistani inventory r well counted for!”.
Danyal Gilani is the director in the Information Minister’s office and is also the chairman of Pakistan’s Central Film Board.