For over a week, South Asia was on a knife-edge. But with the return of a downed Indian pilot by Pakistan on Friday, the eye-staring aggression between rivals, India and Pakistan, seems to be lessening.
As the fog of war clears up, there were moments of comedy during conflict. Geo.tv counts down the most embarrassing, rip-roaringly funny and biggest fails by the Indian media:
1) A reporter was left red-faced after residents in Indian-occupied Kashmir told him they would have to relocate due to firing from the Indian side, not Pakistan. Bet he didn’t see that coming.
Indian journalist's attempt to blame Pakistan totally backfired!
Indian reporter: Pakistan is shelling civilians. Let's ask people who have been affected
Old man: Pakistanis did not shell us, they [Indian Army] did!
Reporter: As I was saying Pakistan is shelling civilians.. pic.twitter.com/kd67lDAu1f
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) March 1, 2019
2) The Indian media was convinced that the wreckage found on their side of the border belonged to a downed Pakistani F-16. India Today even called in a defence analyst to hammer in their point. But then he said: “I don’t think that is entirely accurate…” We’ll let you watch the entire video here.
Abhijeet did to @rahulkanwal what PAF did to IAF
Indian media claims wreckage of their own downed Mig-21 as that of a Pakistani F-16 shot down by them. Brings in an expert and then everything falls apart 😂 pic.twitter.com/nID6k6lz8Y
— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) February 28, 2019
3) And then there was that Titanic reference. Oh boy!
The Titanic sank….you idiots. https://t.co/R6KSQw2qcH
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) February 28, 2019
4) When all arguments failed, they decided to use the image of an F-16 naswar to make their point.
Zee News actually ran a picture of F-16 Naswar to prove their point. Unbelievable! pic.twitter.com/88sRf2OEmD
— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) February 28, 2019