Wednesday, February 27, 2019

India: Clashes continue between India and Pakistan.

(Kashmir)  The slide to war between these 2 nuclear armed  states continues after Pakistan attempted to strike 6 military installations inside India. Whilst the former claims the strikes were successful, the latter states otherwise. Anyway, aircraft where sent to tackle the Pakistani strike aircraft and one an Indian Mig 21 Bison was shot down over Pakistani territory . India has admitted to this loss and in a counter claim they also managed to shoot down a Pakistani aircraft.

The Mig 21 is a Russian fighter jet which first flew in 1959, and first saw action in Indian service agaisnt Pakistan in 1971. Whilst the Pakistan replaced its Mig 21 adversary the F104 starfighter in 1972 the Indians have continued to to use the Mig 21 with it being scheduled to be retired this year.  Pretty sure that questions will be raised why such an outdated aircraft, which has killed 170 Indian pilots since 1970 in crashes is being used in combat agaisnt Pakistan