Indian Air Force
Shooting down chopper on Feb 27 was a "big mistake", the IAF chief said.
A joint operation was launched to rescue the passengers.
The Indian Air Force on Thursday announced there were no survivors from the crashed plane.
The aerial search operation had resumed on Monday after a gap of two days to trace the missing transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
The Russian-origin transport aircraft, with 13 people on board, went missing Monday afternoon around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam.
A search operation has been launched to located the AN-32 aircraft that last made contact at 1 pm.
"In the Balakot operation, we had technology on our side."
The letter urges the President to stop parties and political leaders from using the armed forces for their agenda.
This comes after reports that a US count of the F-16s with Pakistan has found that none of them are missing.
The helicopter can carry out military operations not only during the day, but at night too.
Advisory was issued after reports emerged about BJP leaders using Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's photographs in their campaigns.
The aircraft was on a routine mission and crashed after getting airborne from the Nal airbase near Bikaner
Pakistan foreign minister said that Imran Khan was also willing to have a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘Let the country speak in one voice,’ Jaitley said.
India also made it clear to Pakistan that no harm should be caused to the Indian defence personnel, the External Affairs Ministry said.
India's first official statement on Pakistan's air space violation on Wednesday.
The Indian Ministry of Defence is yet to confirm the crash.
The jet broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said, adding two bodies were seen near the site crash.
Most media reports quoted the Pakistani Army.
The Pakistan Army claims there were no casualties or damage.