New Delhi, 10 September 2016
An Indian Air Force Mig 21 plane crashed in Barmer during a routine sortie. Indian Air Force in a statement said, “Today around 1215h a MiG 21 T-69 trainer ac which was airborne from Utterlai Airbase near Barmer in Rajasthan crashed. Both pilots ejected safely. No reported damage to civil or service property. CoI ordered”.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.