Articles about MiG-21 Bison

IAF pilot killed as MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab field

21 May 2021

India
IAF pilot killed as MiG-21 Bison crashes in Punjab field

In an unfortunate turn of events, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed during heavy rain in a field in Punjab's Moga district, killing the pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, officials said.

Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

17 Mar 2021

India
Indian Air Force Group Captain martyred in MiG-21 Bison accident

A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) met with an accident on Wednesday morning while taking off for a combat training mission, the force said in a statement today.

IAF recommends Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra for downing F-16

21 Apr 2019

India
IAF recommends Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra for downing F-16

The Indian Air Force has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra, the third highest gallantry award in the military during the war, for downing an F-16 in a dogfight in February.

F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims

09 Apr 2019

World
F-16 kill: IAF presents radar images, but Pakistan denies claims

On Monday, the Pakistani Army continued to remain in a state of denial as it reiterated that Indian Air Force (IAF) didn't shoot down an F-16 jet in the February 27 dogfight.

Dismissing US report, IAF proves Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

06 Apr 2019

India
Dismissing US report, IAF proves Abhinandan Varthaman shot down F-16

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday reiterated its claim that a Pakistani F-16 jet was shot down during aerial combat on February 27 near Nowshera area.

We don't count casualties, government does that: IAF Chief

04 Mar 2019

India
We don't count casualties, government does that: IAF Chief

Almost a week after Indian Air Force jets demolished Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp in Pakistan's Balakot, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said they don't count the number of human casualties.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

India
#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.