A fighter jet belonging to Indian Air Force (IAF) has crashed in a village in Rajasthan, the collector of the district stated “It was an IAF plane that crashed near Bhimda village in Baytoo,” Barmer District Collector Lok Bandu. He stated he was on the way in which to the location of the incident. Two pilots of the fighter jet died within the incident primarily based on ANI’s report.
The fighter jet concerned within the incident is reportedly a two-seater MiG-21 fighter jet from the Sixties utilized by the Air Force. The jet made by Mikoyan is among the very important jets of the Indian Air Force. Built primarily for air interception with a secondary function of floor assault, the MiG-21 is able to working in restricted areas and therefore performed an vital function within the Kargil War.
#WATCH , Rajasthan: A MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Barmer district. Further particulars relating to the pilots awaited pic.twitter.com/5KfO24hZB6— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2022
MiG-21 launched the primary floor assaults, whereas MiG-29 later joined in with its Laser Guided Bombs. The MiG-21 has been modified all through time to maintain up with later-generation plane, and in its current configuration, it aids the IAF as the primary strike towards any infiltration.
More particulars are awaited.
With inputs from businesses