IAF's “Bahadur” fighter aircraft Mig 27, which played a pivotal role as its "ace attacker" during the 1999 Kargil war, is all set to pass into the glorious history of Indian Air Force on Friday (27 December), reports Deccan Herald.
On Friday (27 December) the last squadron of seven planes will have fly its “last sortie” from Jodhpur airbase known as the Scorpion 29.
“The squadron of seven MiG 27 will have its last sortie from Jodhpur Air Base on 27 December. All the planes of this squadron will be decommissioned on this day, after which none of them would be flying anywhere in the country,” said defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh on Tuesday (24 December).
Requesting anonymity, a senior officer said, "After decommissioning of MiG 27's last squadron from Jodhpur airbase, the aircraft will pass into history not only in India but in the entire world. No other country operates MiG 27 now."
Col Ghosh said, “Though the exact fate of this MiG 27 squadron planes is not yet known, but mostly after decommissioning, the planes are either used as souvenirs or returned to the base or depot or even could be given to some other country.”
A ceremonial ‘adieu’ would be accorded to this glorious and "lethal fighter aircraft" of the IAF at Jodhpur.
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