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Lack of hardened aircraft shelters for Su-30s forced India to respond to PAF intrusion with MiG-21s first
“Owing to the bureaucratic delays, we could not develop blast pens for Su-30 MKIs near the LoC," anonymous Indian Defence source. According to The Hindu, India’s MiG-21s were the first to intercept the intruding Pakistani fighter jets because the Su-30s were deployed further behind the border due to a lack of hardened aircraft...
Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes after bird strike
According to Indian Air Force the pilot ejected safely. An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 crashed in in Rajasthan’s Bikaner sector today after a bird strike. According to the IAF the pilot of the fighter jet ejected safely. The service added that initial inputs suggest that...
IAF A-50 AEW&C Aircraft's Israeli Radar could have recorded last week clash between Pakistan F-16's and Indian fighters
Indian officials have already submitted A-50’s key Electronic Radar Recordings to U.S. interlocutors Indian Air Force (IAF) Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft featuring Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elta Electronics Industries of Israel EL/W-2090 radar system could play a key role not only in establishing if Pakistan Air...
India's Sukhoi Su-30MKI Shot Down A Pakistani Drone Along the International Border in Rajasthan
This is the second Pakistani military drone shot down by the IAF after the last one was shot down along the Indo-Pak International Border near Gujrat on Feb. 27. A Pakistani drone was reportedly shot down by an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet on Mar. 4, 2019 after being...
U.S. wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 fighter jets to shoot down IAF MiG-21
The use of the F-16 to down an Indian MiG-21 would be a potential violation of U.S. agreements that limit how Pakistan can use the planes. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Mar. 3 that it is investigating if Pakistan had used the F-16 fighter to shoot down an Indian MiG-21,...
IAF MiG-21s Vs PAF F-16s - The Dogfight Details Revealed for the First Time
Having secured a hugely advantageous position, Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartaman of the Indian Air Force successfully fired his Russian short-range Vympel R-73 air-to-air missile at the F-16, scoring a hit !! As we have reported, on Feb. 26, 2019 Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter jets launched airstrikes across Indian border...
IAF claims to have Shoot Down PAF F-16 after Pakistan says that has Shot Down two Indian Fighter Jets
On Feb. 27, 2019 Pakistan claimed that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has shot down two Indian fighter jets that crossed into Pakistani territory. Meanwhile, India claimed that Indian Air Force (IAF) have shot down a Pakistani F-16 that “violated Indian airspace.” Pakistan has closed its airspace and several airports in India were...
After IAF Mirage 2000s cross-border airstrikes, Pakistan hints at nuking India
"I said that we will surprise you. Wait for that surprise. I said that our response will be different. Now it is time for India to wait for our response,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, Pakistan Army On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter jets launched airstrikes across Indian...
Meet the F-21: the specifically configured F-16 for Indian Air Force
The F-21 is an unprecedented ‘Make in India’ opportunity ─ combining the strength of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defence contractor, and Tata, India's premier industrial house. The F-16 for India is now designated as F-21. According to Lockheed Martin the F-21 is specifically configured for the Indian...
Shocking video show two Hawks from IAF Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team colliding and crashing during AeroIndia airshow rehearsals
Three pilots were on the two Surya Kiran Hawk jets that collided and crashed at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru The shocking video in this post was taken on Feb. 19, 2019 a day ahead of AeroIndia 2019 (a biennial air show held in Bengaluru), and shows two aircraft of...