NEW DELHI: Yet another frontline Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet is believed to have crashed after it went missing around 60 km north-west of the Tezpur airbase in Assam, towards the Line of Actual Control with China on Tuesday morning. No trace of the twin-engine fighter or the two pilots was found till late in the night despite a major search and rescue mission being launched by the IAF.
The ill-fated "air dominance" Sukhoi, being flown by a squadron leader and flight lieutenant, had taken off in a two-aircraft formation sortie from the Tezpur airbase at about 10.30 am. "Radar and radio contact was lost with the missing Sukhoi at 11.10 am. Its last reported position was 60 km north-west of Tezpur," said an officer.
Need thorough probe on whether any foul play by Chinese
Russian junk airplanes
Seems to be this Russian make aircraft is dangerous. A whopping 8 nos. lost. Russia should answer for supplying us the substandard product.
5000 crore gone! with two valuable lives
i hope these pilots are alive
Why does India continue to buy worthless fighter jets like Su30, Rafale instead of buying F-16 and F--35a? India needs to buy US fighter jets if they want to take on China.
CHINESE MISCHIEF CANNOT BE RULED OUT !!!
Suresh Chandra Mohapatra
We all Indian pray for the safety of the pilots. Any foul play by China should be probed into.
That's is very bad news 7 now 8th on , whats wrong with our forces. No Politics plz
you Chinese this is not 1962 if you invite war with us we will teach you good lesson. you may loose the reputation of big power in the world comunitee
The pilots got jobs because of Arakshan quota, they didn't have training , they were from Schedule tribe.
Incompetent Indian pilots