A video shot for Indian Independence Day celebrations left many in the Indian government red-faced as it featured a Pakistan fighter jet flying with the tricolour.
The video, posted on Twitter, was, however, removed after the Twitterati pointed out that the jets were in fact Pakistani aircraft.
The opening portion of the Indian Culture Ministry’s over one-minute video celebrating ’70 years of Independence’ featured an animated sequence of the two JF-17 flying with the Indian flag.
A government source said it was an inadvertent mistake as the JF-17 looks similar to India’s Tejas light combat aircraft and it is difficult for an ordinary citizen to know the difference between the two types of aircraft.
However, realising the mistake, it was removed promptly, the source added. The JF-17 jet was jointly developed by Pakistan and China and both are promoting it big time to garner global supply orders.
India celebrates its Independence Day on August 15, while Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day a day earlier.