Morena: Two fighter jets belonging to the Indian Air Force have crashed in Madhya Pradesh. The accident apparently took place when the airmen were engaged in training. Defense forces have confirmed that one of the crashed aircraft was a Sukhoi 30 and the other was a Mirage 2000 fighter jet.
According to reports, both the planes took off from the Gwalior Air Force base. Rescue and relief work has been accelerated in the incident area. They are taking pictures of the crashed plane parts in the rural area of Morena where the accident took place and posting them on social media.
Order of Inquiry: It seems that the Indian Air Force has ordered a detailed investigation into the accident. It has been informed that a quick investigation will be conducted to determine whether the two fighter jets collided in mid-air and the accident occurred due to other reasons. The Sukhoi 30 had two pilots on board. Both of them seem to have parachuted down safely.
The Air Force also said that the search is on for the only person aboard the Mirage 2000 fighter jet. The Chief of the Indian Air Force briefed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh about the accident.
Sukhoi 30 fighter jet: The Indian Air Force has a large number of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets. These Sukhoi-30 aircraft are manufactured and supplied by Russia. There are currently 272 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft in the Indian Air Force.
The components of these planes are imported from Russia and are being fitted and operated by Hindustan Aeronautics Corporation (HAL), a public sector company in Bengaluru. Sukhoi aircraft parts are also being fitted at HAL’s Nashik center in Maharashtra.
Mirage 2000: The Mirage 2000 fighter jet is a counterpart to the French company’s Rafale fighter jet. It can launch laser bombs from very high altitudes. This is one of the specialties of this aircraft. The aircraft entered the Indian Air Force after 1986. Then Pakistan bought F16 fighter jets from USA. So India imported more powerful Mirage 2000 fighter jets from France.