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1956 Soviet fighter aircraft family

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21: 1956 Soviet fighter aircraft family
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Its nicknames include: Balalaika, because its planform resembles the stringed musical instrument of the same name; Ołówek, Polish for "pencil", due to the shape of its fuselage, and; Én bạc, meaning "Silver Swallow", in Vietnamese.

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman keeps it simple!

As Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flew a sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa from the Pathankot airbase, Twitter users were missing the officer's iconic..
IndiaTimes - Published

We both fought Pakistanis and we both ejected: IAF chief does sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman

IAF chief BS Dhanoa who flew his last sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman, drew parallels with him saying both of them had fought Pakistanis and had ejected. "Both of us got ejected and both of us fought..
IndiaTimes - Published

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to fly MiG-21 during Apache induction

The first batch of the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters, which is world's most lethal attack helicopter, arrived in India in July at the IAF Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad
DNA - Published

Indian Air Force's Abhinandan Varthaman starts flying MiG 21

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, has started flying MiG 21 jet again.
IndiaTimes - Published

Abhinandan Varthaman to start flying MiG 21 within next two weeks: Sources

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is set to fly MiG 21 within next two weeks as a medical board cleared his return to fighter cockpit. The 36-year-old IAF pilot had sustained injuries while ejecting..
IndiaTimes - Published

IAF plans to upgrade and make Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs more lethal

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa expressed satisfaction with the modernisation and upgrade of the MiG-21, MiG-27 and MiG-29 fighters with Russia's help
DNA - Published

Air Chief takes to the skies in a helicopter to honour Kargil martyrs

After leading a formation of Mig-21s in the ‘Missing Man’ formation at Air Force Station Bhisiana on Monday to honour the martyrs of Op Safed Sagar at Kargil in 1999, chief of the air staff Air..
IndiaTimes - Published

Air Force chief carries out solo sortie on MIG-21 aircraft


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Wing Commander Abhinandan's unit comes out with 'Falcon Slayers' shoulder patches

The new patches brought out by the 51 Squadron of IAF depict a MiG21 in the foreground along with a red-coloured F-16 with 'Falcon Slayers' written on top and 'AMRAAM Dodgers' written at the bottom of..
DNA - Published

Have 'irrefutable evidence' of MiG-21 shooting down Pakistan's F-16: IAF

The IAF on Monday said it has “irrefutable evidence” that not only did Pakistan deploy F-16s in the intended strike on Indian military installations across the Line of Control on February 27, which..
IndiaTimes - Published

IAF releases AWACS radar images of shooting down of Pak's F-16 by MiG-21, claims to have 'more credible evidence'

The IAF has irrefutable evidence of the fact that the F-16 was used by Pakistan Air Force on February 27, Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor said.
DNA - Published

Decades after end of communist rule, Albania looks to sell MiG aircrafts stored at secret airbase

The communist-era jets, which include MiG-19, MiG-17 and MiG-21 models among others, have been out of commission for well over a decade.
Firstpost - Published

MiG-21 crashes in Bikaner Rajasthan, pilot unhurt

MiG-21 crashes in Rajsthan.
DNA - Published

IAF's fighter jet MiG 21 crashes in Rajasthan's Nal


IndiaTimes - Published

Wing Cdr Varthaman's moustache new rage in Kolhapur youths

Wing Commander Varthaman became a national hero when he shot down a Pakistani F-16 while chasing it out in his MiG-21 bison during Indian air space violation by Pakistan. As his MiG-21 went down, the..
IndiaTimes - Published

No deal was negotiated by India to get back Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Pakistan on Wednesday launched strikes against Indian military installations. About 20 Pakistani air force aircraft launched the attack at 9.45 am in which Indian airforce was able to bring down one of..
DNA - Published

India tells Russia how MiG 21 helped in destroying Jaish camps in Pakistan

In response to India counter-terrorism operation in Pakistan on Tuesday, Islamabad launched a large-scale Air Force raid in the Indian airspace. The Pakistani operation was aimed at Indian military..
DNA - Published

MiG-21 vs F-16: R-73, missile which IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman used to bring down Pakistani jet

Flying a MiG-21, wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman used a short-range R-73 missile during the dogfight to shoot down a much-advanced F-16,
DNA - Published

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