A Pakistani handle claiming 4 missiles from WINCO Abhi downed Bison . Can gurus comment
The warhead is in the middle, and the fourth missile from the left is exactly what would remain if that warhead blows up. Its possible that even the R77 was fired, as for that also, the warhead section is missing. The warheads are made of inert explosives and likely wont explode in a crash or a fire. (They can 'burn up' though).
This actually explains why Abhinandana was shot down. If he was carrying 4 missiles and a tank on the centerline, there was no room for the jammer pod. This also makes it clear what a great defensive aid the Israeli jammer pods are. Even if AMRAAM versions with the PAF are fired at a plane carrying that jammer, most likely, that missile will miss.
Finally, your air force chief, your defense minister has said that the F16 was shot down. Pakis are engaging you in a game of 'one upmanship', where in this one little skirmish, they claim to have proven their equipment, and that their fizzle ya pilots are better than the IAF. Nothing could be further from the truth.
An air war, even more than a ground war, is one system going against another. If there was a real war going on, every Pakistani airbase that these planes took off from would have been under sustained attack by Brahmos, Spice, Kab1500, Popeye, even long range pinaka ... In case of war, rest assured that the IAF plans to destroy most PAF planes on the ground. Even if some PAF planes escape, their POL supplies will be under attack too.. and they may not have the fuel to mount sorties.
Trust your air force chief when he says your airforce can beat them.