Three MiG 21, MiG 27 squadrons to be phased out this year

Three squadrons of the aging MiG 21 and MiG 27 fighter jets are set to be phased out this year even as Indian Air Force focuses on cannibalization to keep the serviceability rate of its aircraft high.

IAF bids adieu to one of its old workhorses - MiG-21

The Kalaikunda airbase on Wednesday witnessed three MiG-27 aircraft perform the Trishul Break Manoeuvre as a salute to the MiG-21 type 77 aircraft that was towed out and into the Hangar for the last time.

IAF to phase out MiG 21 FL variants on December 11

The iconic Mig-21 FL fighter jet, one of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will be phased out from the IAF on Wednesday.

IAF lost 29 fighter planes in past 3 years: Minister

In the last three years, the Indian Air Force has lost 29 fighter planes including 12 MiG 21s in crashes in which six pilots lost their lives, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

`Iron Fist`: Prez, PM to witness IAF`s day-night demo in Pokhran

President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister AK Antony will witness operational capabilities of Indian Air Force in day-night demonstration `Iron Fist` in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

MiG-21 jet crashes in Punjab, pilot ejects

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed near here in Punjab, Tuesday morning, police said.

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan; pilot killed

An Indian Air Force (IAF) combat pilot was killed in a MiG fighter jet crash near Bikaner in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

LCA to be an advanced version of MiG 21: IAF chief

DRDO is developing a more capable version of the LCA
called the Mk II, which is expected to be ready by the end of
December 2014.

Total 19 crashes involving MiG 21 fighter jets in last 5 years`

A total of 19 crashes involving
the MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the IAF have taken place in the
last five years in which seven pilots were killed, the Rajya
Sabha was informed Wednesday.

MIG 21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

A MIG 21 fighter aircraft of IAF Thursday crashed in Muktsar district of Punjab, killing the pilot.