According to the ANI news agency, a MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force has crashed near Sirohi in the western state of Rajasthan, with the pilot managing to eject safely.

The Indian Air Force has confirmed the crash, saying that the aircraft experienced engine problems.

The aircraft was on a routine mission from the Utarlai Air Force base when it crashed, with no further details being available.

This comes just three weeks after another Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan.

The site of the crash is around 150 kilometers from the Pakistan border. While the IAF is on the high alert due to ongoing tensions with Pakistan, it is likely that the jet was on combat air patrol mission, local media reports suggested.

This has been the ninth crash of an IAF jet this year, with the latest such incident taking place earlier in March.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Widow-maker almost struck again for the Indian Air Force….

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It’s obvious that a good part of IAF is a bit geriatric, thanks to total lack od decisionship from former administrations and some crooked politicians wanting kickbacks having put brakes.

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Half of IAF is a geriatric service 🙁 Politicians are fearing to take the necessary strong decisions due to costs… In flyaway costs alone, there is about $35B+ to spend

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in the next 11 years to put the fleet back on tracks, then it’ll be time to start replacing Flankers. The REAL needs at the present day is the purchase of 308 improved Tejas using Rafale’s radar and

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the 98kN version of its engine, 200 Rafale-C, 66 Rafale-B and 57 Rafale-M, added with 18 Su-30MKI. They’re likely to purchase some (still to be finished since 1991(!))…

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MiG-29 from Russia and 2nd hand Mirage-2000 from any source available in order to avoid attrition

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At the present day, they only have 250 Su-30MKI, 47-48 upgraded Mirage-2000 and 60-66 upgraded MiG-29 being less than 33 years old.

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I rule out the 45 MiG-29K in the navy, Mikoyan delivered total craps, INAF never managed having a full squadron airborne at once.