MIG 27

  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russianorigin MiG27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the IndiaIsrael joint venture project...
  • Fighter aircraft MiG29K commissioned into Indian Navy May 11, 2013

    Panaji: Newage fighter aircraft MiG29K was on Saturday commissioned ceremoniously into the Indian Navy in the presence of Defence Minister AK Antony at INS Hansa near in Panaji. The aircraft would be attached to aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which would be commissioned later this year. The MiG29K squadron initially...
  • IAF can fight a twofront war on its present strength: Officials April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Considering the threat perception from both China and Pakistan, the Indian Air force (IAF) has upgraded its capabilities to meet any challenge from the two fronts simultaneously. These capabilities were tested successfully for the first time during the recent threeweek war games 'Livewire' in which over 400 fighter...
  • IAF aircraft MiG27 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe February 12, 2013

    Jaipur: A MiG27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district on February 12, but the pilot ejected safely. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani after taking off from Uttarlai airbase, defence spokesperson SD Goswamy said. The pilot baled...
  • IAF planning to phase out MiG27 by 2017 October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over recurring problems in MiG27 combat aircraft engines, Indian Air Force is planning to phase out these Russianorigin planes by 2017. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these aircraft in its fleet and due to the recurring problems in their engines, it had to ground all...
  • IAF to upgrade fleet of combat planes April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Aiming to enhance the combat potential of its fighter aircraft, the IAF has signed contracts with various companies to upgrade its fleet of combat planes involving MiG29, MiG27, Mirage2000 and Jaguars. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "IAF has...
  • Pilot killed in MiG21 crash in Rajasthan August 2, 2011

    Bikaner: A MiG21 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 MiG21 'Type96' aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed near the...
  • MiG27 crashes near Jodhpur, pilot safe November 10, 2010

    Jodhpur: A MiG27 fighter plane of the IAF on Wednesday crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan shortly after take off for a routine sortie, but the pilot bailed out safely. The crash occurred at 1320 hrs, 15 minutes after the aircraft took off from Jodhpur air base. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant A Patni,...
  • MiG27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot safe September 24, 2010

    Kolkata: A MiG27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday, a defence spokesman here said. The pilot ejected safely, and there were no casualties on the ground. The aircraft, which took off from Kalaikunda airbase on a routine sortie, crashed at 8.30 AM...
  • MiG27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot killed February 16, 2010

    New Delhi: A MiG27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal on Tuesday, Defence Ministry officials said. The pilot was killed in the accident. The fighter plane took off from the Hashimara air force base. The pilot, Wing Commander Aswal, was killed in the crash. The...
  • 9th MIG27 crashes in Bengal; pilot ejects to safety October 23, 2009

    Kolkata/New Delhi: An IAF MiG27 fighter jet on a routine training sortie on Friday crashed in a tea garden near New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal but the pilot managed to eject safely. This is the ninth IAF Aircraft crash since January this year. "The aircraft was on a routine training...
  • MIG 27 crashes in Jodhpur, five injured May 15, 2009

    Jodhpur: An Indian Air Force MIG 27 fighter plane crashed at Konkani village, 25 km from Jodhpur on Friday morning, defence sources said. At least five villagers sustained serious burn injuries at the crash site. The pilot had a narrow escape after he managed to eject safely. The plane was...