- The MiG-27, which helped the Indian Air Force in many important operations for three decades, will take its last flight today.
- The Defense Ministry said on the MiG-27, ‘These aircraft have played an important role for India during the war or the period of peace.
- In the battle of Kargil, these fighter jets selectively fired rockets and bombs on enemy bases.
The MiG-27 fighter jet, which was inducted into the Indian Air Force fleet in 1985, will retire today. The MiG-27, which has helped the Indian Air Force in many important operations for 3 decades, will take its last flight today. After the flight from Jodhpur airbase, 7 fighters of the last squadron will be given a farewell
THE MIG-27 FIGHTER JET, WHICH WAS INDUCTED INTO THE INDIAN AIR FORCE FLEET IN 1985, WILL RETIRE TODAY
In 1985, 165 MiG-27 aircraft assembled in India were included by the Indian Air Force in its fleet. They were mostly used in the Kargil war. In the 1999 war with Pakistan, the MiG-27 fighter jets played an important role and thwarted many Pakistani adventures. With the help of a powerful R-29 engine, this fighter can fly very fast at low altitudes.
BOMBS WERE USED TO BOMB PAKISTAN IN KARGIL
Regarding the MiG-27, the Ministry of Defense said, “These aircraft have played an important role for India during the war or the period of peace. He had an important contribution to the historic war of Kargil. These fighter jets then selectively fired rockets and bombs at enemy targets. Apart from this, Mi-27 also had an important role in Operation Parakram.
NOW THE MIG-21 HAS REPLACED THE MIG-27
The old version of the MiG-27 is already out of service. Currently updated to 2006, the MiG-27 version is serving the Airforce. In their place, the Indian Army has now started taking services of MiG-21 fighter jets.
AIRFORCE LOST 10% MIG-27 DUE TO ACCIDENTS
Even though MiG-27 played an important role in Kargil, these jets have suffered many times in the last few years. Even the MiG-27 was known for accidents. These were considered significantly more vulnerable than fighter jets manufactured in Western countries. The Indian Air Force has lost 10 percent of the MiG-27 crashes.