Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed after a mid-air collision while on routine exercises around 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of the capital New Delhi.
According to Indian Airforce officials, Both Fighter jets were on routine exercises around 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of the capital New Delhi, when the incident take place.
One pilot died on the spot while other got injured as result . The Indian Air force has ordered an inquiry to determine the cause of the crash. The crash involved a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 carrying two pilots, and a French-build Mirage 2000, flown by one pilot.
Indian Police officer Dharmender Gaur, at one scene where the wreckage was discovered, told AFP news agency that a pilot had been found injured but alive in the forests of Padargarh.
“We have located the wreckage of one of the planes,” the officer said. “The other plane has likely fallen further away from the site and we have sent teams to locate it.”
This is not the first time Indian Military and Airforce involved in aviation accidents.
Five army soldiers were killed last October when their helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh state, near the country’s militarised and disputed border with China.
It was the second military chopper crash in the state that month, coming weeks after a Cheetah helicopter came down near the town of Tawang, killing its pilot.
IN 2021 India’s defense chief, General Bipin Rawat was among 13 people killed when his Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter crashed while transporting him to an air force base.