NEW DELHI - The Indian Air Force has put back into operation its six squadrons of MiG-21 bis fighter aircraft. The 72 MiG-21 bis aircraft of Type 75 were grounded earlier this month in the wake of two accidents in a month involving the engine. In the last ten years, the Indian Air Force has lost more than 220 aircraft in accidents, the bulk of which were MiG-21s. The aircraft, dubbed as "coffins" by the news media, embarrassed the air force and generated controversy. Last month, a ...

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