Indian Air Force loses third jet in two weeks

The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost another MiG-21 these days when the jet crashed whereas on routine patrol in Rajasthan when what media reports aforementioned was a possible bird hit.

The IAF aforementioned in an exceedingly statement that the MiG-21 had set out from IAF’s Nal airbase in Rajasthan.

“Today afternoon, a MiG-21 craft on a routine mission crashed when obtaining mobile from Nal close to Bikaner,” the IAF reportable. “Initial inputs indicate the seemingly cause as bird hit when come out. Pilot of the craft ejected safely. A CoI [Court of Inquiry] can investigate the reason behind the accident.”

On Gregorian calendar month twenty seven, the Asian nation Air Force had shot down 2 Indian craft when they desecrated Pakistani airspace over Azad geographical region.

One of the craft, a MiG-21 bovid, had fallen within Azad Jammu and {kashmir|Kashmir|Cashmere|Jammu and geographical region|geographical area|geographic area|geographical region|geographic region} whereas the opposite fell in Indian occupied Kashmir.

One Indian pilot, commanding officer Abhinandan Varthaman, was in remission by troops and later discharged by the govt as a gesture of peace meant to take away soaring tensions with capital of India.

‘Vintage’ instrumentality
In the aftermath of the air fight between the 2 rival countries, queries were raised concerning India’s military instrumentality termed as “vintage” by a report within the the big apple Times.

“While the challenges featured by the India’s military aren’t any secret, its loss of a plane last week to a rustic whose military is regarding 0.5 the dimensions and receives 1 / 4 of the funding was still telling,” The the big apple Times aforementioned. It conjointly identified that the us had sold-out India arms price $15 billion in an exceedingly decade.

“If intense warfare stony-broke out tomorrow, India may provide its troops with solely ten days of ammunition, consistent with government estimates. And sixty eight per cent of the army’s instrumentality is thus recent, it’s formally thought of ‘vintage’,” the report aforementioned.


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