MIG 21

  • MiG-21 FL phaseout a sad day for IAF fighter pilots 12-12-2013 09:34 AM

    Kalaikunda Airbase (West Bengal): As the iconic MiG-21 FL flied into the annals of Indian Air Force (IAF) history, fighter pilots recount their 50-year romance with fighter jet. The MiG-21 FL was in the service of the IAF for over 50 years and conducted its last sortie on Wednesday at...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • MiG-21 fighter jets to fly into history 07-12-2013 08:36 PM

    New Delhi/Kolkata: One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will fly into the annals of history on Wednesday. The aircraft will undertake its last ceremonial flight at a phasing out ceremony at the air...
  • Air Marshal Raha to be next IAF chief 29-10-2013 10:03 PM

    Air Marshal Arup Raha will be the next Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, succeeding Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, who retires Dec 31 after a distinguished 41-year career during which he passionately worked for the modernisation of the force. The appointment was cleared by the government some time...
  • IAF celebrates 81st anniversary 01-10-2013 12:30 AM

    A series of events including display of various types of aircraft and military weapons featured in the 81st anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force at its 32 Wing station at Jodhpur on Monday. The 32 Wing, known as "Desert Warriors", was established in Jodhpur on January 1 in 1971,...
  • Crashes are bound to happen with the way MiGs are handled: IAF ex-chief 19-07-2013 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force's MiG aircraft has always been surrounded by controversy and the latest being a Wing Commander filing a petition in the court demanding scrapping of the MiG-21 fighter jets. The petition has been filed in the backdrop of the number of crashes of MiG-21. Speaking with...
  • Serving IAF officer demands scrapping of MiG-21, can Air force afford to retire it? 17-07-2013 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: Forty eight hours after the crash of a MiG-21 over Nal airbase in Rajasthan and the death of its young pilot, Wing Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila, survivor of a near fatal MiG-21 crash, has become the first pilot to move to court demanding scrapping of the MiG-21 fighter...
  • Crash left Wing Commander Kalia unable to lead normal life: Lawyer 17-07-2013 05:00 PM

    Wing Commander Sanjeet Singh Kalia has filed a petition saying that flying a MiG-21 violated his right to work in a safe environment. ...
  • Serving IAF officer moves court, demands scrapping of MiG-21 17-07-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Wing Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila, survivor of a near fatal MiG-21 crash, has has become the first pilot to move to court demanding scrapping of the MiG-21 fighter jets from the Indian Air Force (IAF). Kaila has filed a petition at the Delhi High Court saying that flying...
  • MiG-21 is a good fighter but it's over 40 years old: Surya Gangadharan 15-07-2013 05:11 PM

    Frequent crashes of the MiG-21 fighter aircraft in the IAF inventory have earned the planes the nickname of 'flying coffins.' But Mig-21s were inducted into the IAF way back in 1964 i.e. almost fifty years back (a record for any service) and have served the country well in all the...
  • Rajasthan: MiG-21 Bison crashes in Barmer, pilot safe 07-06-2013 10:54 AM

    Jaipur: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF on Friday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, with the pilot ejecting safely. The plane crashed near Sodiyar village at 9 AM and the pilot ejected safely, Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami said. He said the aircraft took off from the Uttarlai Airbase in the western...
  • Air Chief Marshal Browne confirms MiG-21 phase out to begin in 2017 24-05-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG-21 will begin in 2017 as confirmed by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. It is expected to be replaced by the Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these Russian-origin planes in its fleet...
  • MIG-21 crashes in Haryana, both pilots safe 02-12-2011 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: An Indian Air Force MIG-21 crashed in a field in Sirsa district of Haryana on Friday. Sources said both pilots are safe and that there were no causalities on the ground. The MIG-21 had taken off from Sirsa Air Force base and crashed in a field nearby. In...
  • Pilots' inexperience behind MiG crashes: IAF 08-10-2011 02:55 PM

    Hindon (Ghaziabad): The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday said most of the recent MiG-21 crashes have been caused due to inexperience of young pilots in handling the aircraft. "Unfortunately except for one case, the other cases point towards inexperience of young pilots who were not been able to handle...
  • MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe 07-10-2011 12:46 PM

    Jaipur: A MiG-21 combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Uttarlai airport in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Friday but the pilot ejected safely. The plane was on a routine sortie and the incident occurred at around 11.30 AM when the pilot was preparing for landing. The pilot,...
  • Another MiG-21 fighter plane crashes, pilot safe 06-09-2011 07:41 PM

    Chandigarh: A MiG-21 'Bison' fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday crashed near Shambu in Punjab's Patiala district during a routine sortie even as the pilot bailed out safely, the fourth mishap this year involving such an aircraft type. The plane had taken off from Ambala and crashed...
  • Punjab: MiG-21 crashes, pilot ejects safely 06-09-2011 12:00 PM

    Chandigarh: A MiG-21 'Bison' fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday crashed near Shambu in Punjab's Patiala district even as the pilot bailed out safely. The plane had taken off from Ambala on a routine training sortie and crashed at 10:47 am, an IAF spokesperson said in Delhi....
  • Only experienced pilots will fly MiG-21s: IAF 01-09-2011 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: In view of a large number of crashes involving the MiG-21s, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it has decided that after December 2012 only experienced pilots will fly the fighter jet aircraft. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) NAK Browne on Thursday said those undergoing...
  • Pilot killed in MiG-21 crash in Rajasthan 02-08-2011 01:30 PM

    Bikaner: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft on Tuesday crashed soon after taking off from Naal airfield in Rajasthan's Bikaner district killing the pilot. "The pilot ejected but died due to injuries sustained by him," defence spokesperson SD Goswami told PTI. The MiG-21 'Type-96' aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed...
  • IAF gets indigenous fighter aircraft Tejas 10-01-2011 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: India's indigenous light combat aircraft, Tejas was handed over to the Indian Air Force on Monday for what is called an initial operational clearance. This would allow IAF pilots to get a feel of the fighter plane before it is formally inducted for action. Defence Minister AK Antony...
  • Readerspeak: One more for RDB files 07-03-2007 10:23 AM

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  • Air Chief admits flaws in MiG-21 01-03-2007 10:13 PM

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  • MiG-21 crashes in WB, pilot missing 01-03-2007 05:31 PM

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  • MiG-21 crashes in WB, pilot missing 01-03-2007 05:31 PM

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