Worst 30 days for Indian Air Force: Lost seven Jets and one Helicopter

During a press conference of IAF Chief B S Dhanoa a News reporter Jeevan form Rajasthan Patrika raised the issue on the high number of Crash of IAF jet. He pointed out that In February 2019 IAF lost 6 Aircraft and 9 pilots.

Here is IAF Chief B S Dhanoa response on that


According to Our research from January 30, 2019, to February 27, 2019, IAF lost7 jets and 1 helicopter

  • Seven jets (1 SEPECAT Jaguar, 1 Mirage 2000TI, 1 MiG-27, 2 Surya Kiran BAe Hawk Mk 132 and 2 Mig-21)
  • one helicopter ( Mil Mi-17V5 chopper)

IAF lost 6 pilots and 5 airmen

Here are Details of All crash incidents:

on January 30, 2019, Indian Air Force’s SEPECAT Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar. Luckily Wing Commander Rohit Katoch managed to eject safely from the plane.

on February 1, 2019, Two pilots died in IAF Upgraded Mirage 2000TI fighter jet crash in Bengaluru. Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi and Squadron Leader Samir Abrol died in the crash

on February 12, 2019, Indian Air Force MiG-27 aircraft crashes near Pokhran range. The pilot ejected safely above the Pokhran range.

On February 19, 2019, Two IAF Surya Kiran Aircraft collided mid-air during a rehearsal of Aero India, 1 pilot dead and two injured

on February 5, 2019, Indian Army HAL Dhruv performs an emergency landing on a farm field. No injuries reported to the crew.

On 14 February 2019 In the bombing, a militant from Jammu and Kashmir killed 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force members in Pulwama. The militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility, while Pakistan’s government condemned the attack and denied any involvement.

Reacting to the suicide attack, the Indian Air Force on 26 February violated the Line of Control (LOC) to conduct what it called “preemptive” aerial strikes that targeted a terrorist training camp in Pakistan.

On the latter day, 27 February Pakistan Airforce conducted airstrikes in Indian-administered Kashmir and targeted Six military installments. To counter PAF Airstrike IAF Scrambled its fighter jets.

During Aerial engagement PAF fighter jets shot down Two IAF MIG-21 fighter jets. The wreckage of One Mig-21 fell in Pakistan and the other in India. Pakistan captured one Indian pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, and he was subsequently released on 1 March as a peace gesture

Also on 27 February, 6 IAF Officers & 1 Civilian Killed In IAF Mi-17 helicopter Crash In J&K’s Budgam. Six Air Force officers and a civilian were killed after an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam on Wednesday morning, a senior police officer told NDTV.

Indian Air Force was founded on 8 October 1932.  According to Bharat rakshak IAF Aircraft Accidents Database In last 86 years IAF has lost a total of 1707 Aircraft during combat and crashed incidents

See Details: INDIA Lost 264 aircraft from 2000 to 2015


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  1. And India say that they defeated USAF in dogfight using mig-21s.

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