MiG-21: The Indian Air Force on Saturday announced the grounding of its entire fleet of MiG-21 fighter jets after a fighter jet crashed in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan on May 8. The ban will remain in place until the accident investigation is completed.
According to Air Force officials, the cause of the accident in Rajasthan is being investigated. As a precaution, the MiG 21 aircraft cannot fly until then. According to information, 2 women died in the MiG-21 crash in Rajasthan.
The MiG-21, built in the 1960s, was the first supersonic fighter jet that flew at the highest speed of its time. It was used by about 60 countries around the world. Currently, there are a total of 31 combat aircraft squadrons in the Air Force fleet. According to information, there are currently 3 MiG-21 squadrons in the Air Force. They are scheduled to be phased out by early 2025.
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