NEW DELHI — An Indian air force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter crashed May 27 in the Himalayan border state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing the pilot. The latest crash has once again highlighted India’s urgent need to replace its aging fleet of the Soviet-era fighters. The accident took place near Awantipur airbase in the south of the state, at 10:48 a.m. local time, while the single-seater MiG-21 Bison was on a routine training sortie after taking off from the Technical Airport in ...


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