In a historic event, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flew a sortie together in a two-seater version of the Russian-origin MiG-21.
Sapper Prakash Jadhav, who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists at Kulgam in November 2018, and CRPF personnel Harshpal Singh will be honoured with Kirti Chakra.
Indian Air Force jets force heavy cargo plane from Pakistan to land in Jaipur, pilots being questioned
Alert Indian fighter jets immediately intercepted the plane after it entered Indian air space and it was forced to land at Jaipur airport.
‘Have irrefutable evidence that Indian MiG-21 shot down Pakistani F-16’, says IAF, shows radar images as proof
The Indian Air Force (IAF) briefed the press today in response to claims by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that one of their F16 jets wasn't shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan based on a dubious report.
The US is reportedly aware that a Mig-21 bison had downed the US built superior F-16 Falcon.
According to a statement issued by the Indian Air Force, the aircraft was on a routine mission when it crashed. The pilot was able to eject safely.
In the aviation world, especially that of fighter aircraft, MiG-21 is an icon.