IAF bids farewell to its iconic MiG-27
JODHPUR: The iconic MiG-27, which played a key role during the 1999 Kargil war, was given an emotional farewell by the Indian Air Force as the fighter jet roared across the skies for the last time on Friday after serving IAF for over three decades.
The formidable flying machine, that guarded India’s airline for four decades, was bid adieu with teary eyes at the Jodhpur Airforce Station after the last fleet of the mighty MiG-27s flew its last sortie.
These last seven aircraft, which had been operational at the Jodhpur base, were given a gala farewell. Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South Western Air Command), Air Marshal SK Ghotia, presided over the wind down ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, Ghotia said “it was not a happy moment that one of our potent aircraft MiG-27 was being phased out today” The last fleet of the MiG-27 was escortlanded by the Sukhoi Su-30, followed by the traditional water cannon salute, officials said.
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Naren • 1 hour ago
We can't make mobiles, laptops, home appliances, cars, defence equipment. The only business good in India is real estate, education, hospitals and astrology. Really, this will cost India terribly one day.
Nondynasticalliance • 3 hours ago
Transfer skills to tejas and beyond!
Jags • 1 hour ago
Please move on with newer technology
Subramanian Ramalingam• 1 hour ago
Time to move on with the state of the art technology. Hope the iconic MiG-27 is replaced by superior ones. A big salute to MiG-27 for having served our Air Force and guarded our skies. Jai Hind
Dharminder • 5 hours ago
We have to move with time. We need 1000s of Rafael now.
Krishan Kumar Totlani • Jaipur • 2 hours ago
come decision indeed as finally the MIG-21 which is called the Flying Coffins is dumped by IAF but not before making a record that It shot down F-16 a US fighter jet in Pakistan during surgical strike on Balakot.
Sumit • 2 hours ago
we will miss MIG-27..
Asok Datta • 2 hours ago
Nostalgic ! They were the main pillars of our aviation security for so long time and we are grateful for that. Salute to them
Rajiv • 4 hours ago
WHY PHASE OUT MIG 27, STILL MANY COUNTRIES ARE USING IT. IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF THE PLANES, IT IS THE PROBLEM OF POOR QUALITY OF THE REPLACEMNT SPARES FROM GOVERNMENT PLANTS. THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN TO RIVATE PLAYERS TO MANUFACTURE THOSE SPARES WITH HIGH DEGREE OF QUALITY CONTROL. WE LAST ALL THE MIGS AND OTHER PLANES, BY REPLACING POOR QUALITY REPLACRMRNT OR OTHETWSE
Arindam • 1 hour ago
Now the IAF doesn't have any ground attack aircraft.
Sometimes I feel, the biggest reason for delay in defense acquisitions in our country is the amount of public (and political) meddling and scrutiny defense acquisitions are subjected to. Also our armed forces need to be less nitpicky which making the acquisitions and cut the huge amount of bureaucracy that is involved.
Ashokkumar • 2 hours ago
India must develop its own capability to develop various defence equipment. it will secure country on long term basis
Ramdas B • Bangalore • 3 hours ago
MIG21 still flies which is older to MIG27 and claiming pilots lives every year. Hope swan song for it comes early rather than to the pilots flying them. It’s ironical that potent aircrafts like MIG27 are retiring without any replacements for it.
shan Nat• 3 hours ago
It's not Modi Govt which has dragged procurement deal, sadly it's the oldest party of India and the Opposition party which is acting as a way to enhance religious divide by instigating the muslims which has been dragging the acquisition of any for past 3-4 decades...
subhankar dey • 1 hour ago
Salute to the fighters.
Jagdish Madan • Vancouver BC • 3 hours ago
Hope the replacements are already on the base. Farewell Mig 27s
Mrityunjay • 23 mins ago
Do we have replacements in place? The powers that be must address this quickly.
Curry Chawal • 3 hours ago
Is this the same model that Abhinandan flew and got caught?
Jagdish Madan• 3 hours ago
No. That was a Mig 21
Atul Rupani • Kolkata • 4 hours ago
We have had the MUH DIKHAI of Rafale but when is the GAUNA happening even Almighty is not aware