- Title: MiG 27 takes last flight as India decommissions the fighter jet
- Date: 27th December 2019
- Summary: JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA (DECEMBER 27, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF AIRCRAFTS FLYING DURING AN AIR SHOW PHOTOGRAPHERS CLICKING PICTURES AIRCRAFTS FLYING INDIA'S FIGHTER AIRCRAFT MIG 27 MOVING ON THE TARMAC ANOTHER FIGHTER JET MOVING ON THE TARMAC SPECTATORS WATCHING (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER PILOT, CAPTAIN AVTAR SINGH, SAYING: "It's been a very very good aeroplane, a powerful single length aeroplane and very good usage of this for our type of activities that or the flying exercises that we wanted to do." Aircraft moving on the runway MIG 27 BEING GIVEN A WATER CANNON SALUTE SPECTATORS APPLAUDING MIG 27 MOVING MIG 27 BEING GIVEN A WATER CANNON SALUTE INDIAN AIR FORCE OFFICIAL WALKING AND HANDING OVER DOCUMENTS TO ANOTHER OFFICIAL SPECTATORS APPLAUDING OFFICIAL CEREMONY OF DECOMMISSIONING OF MIG 27 UNDERWAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) AIR MARSHAL, B. SURESH, SAYING: "MiG27 has been wound down in Jpodhpur...for me it is extremely nostalgic." VARIOUS OF FIGHTER JET ON DISPLAY ARTILLERY ON DISPLAY FIGHTER JET ON DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 10th January 2020 10:52
- Keywords: Fighter Jets India Jodhpur MIG 27 Rajasthan Russia
- Location: JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
- City: JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBR30I7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indian Air Force on Friday (December 27) decommissioned fighter aircraft, MiG-27 after a ceremony held at Air Force Station in northwestern Jodhpur city.
The combat category aircraft had been a quintessential part of the ground attack fleet of the Indian Air Force from four decades. The fleet played a major role in the India-Pakistan Kargil conflict.
All the other variants of the swing-wing fighter aircraft, such as MiG-23 BN and MiG-23 MF and the pure MiG-27 have already been wound down from the force.
The decommissioning ceremony was marked with an air drill and was also accorded with a water cannon salute.
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