The Indian military has admitted that more than half of its MiG crash
the information Figure: India’s MiG-21 crash frequently, the nickname of” flying coffins “.
BEIJING, May 3, “Central News Agency reported, the Indian Defense Ministry confirmed that the Indian Air Force, the main one of the MiG fighter base, has been in service since 1966, more than half of crash. With the forces of modernization, the military will gradually phase out the MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighters and upgraded MiG-29.
Indian Air Force combat capability, in addition to a small number of advanced fighters such as Su-3030, Mirage-2000), is mainly dependent on the introduction in 1966, Russian-made MiG fleet including MiG-21 MiG-23, MiG 27 and MiG-29.
However, Yin Mige fighter crashed high in the Indian Air Force is known as “flying coffins” or “widow maker” notoriety.
Indian Defense Minister AK Antony on the 2nd reply the written question of the Senate members, pointed out that since 1966, a total of 872 MiG-series fighters in the Indian Air Force service; ended April 19 this year, a total of 482 MiG- The fighter plane crashed, killing 171 pilots and 39 civilians, eight ground staff and a crew had been killed.
Anthony said human error and mechanical failure led to the accident. The military has begun phasing out MiG-21, is expected to fully decommissioned before 2020.
Anthony said, the Air Force next will phase out the MiG-27; currently being upgraded MiG-29. Including the eastern state of West Bengal hash Mara, the western state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer Air Force Base are deployed fighter group.
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Russian workers said the Indian purchase MiG 29UPG fighter 40 years (Figure)
Indian Air Force MiG-29 jets in the country. northern crash