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IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa visits Sulur Air Base, inspects Tejas, flies & formidable war machine & # 39; MiG-21



Sulur: Birap Singh Dhanoa, head of the Indian Air Force (IAF), visited the Sulur Air Base in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

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Dhanoa undertook a sortie on the two-seater trainer version of the MiG-21. He then succeeded with three solo flights on MiG-21 Type 96, the oldest variant of the aircraft.

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Although chiefs have flown hunters in the past as a gesture of moral stimulation, the latest act by Dhanoa comes in the background of an aging Soviet-era jet that shot down an Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 in an air fight on the Line of Control (LoC) in February this year.

Dhanoa had ordered the 17-squadron (flying Type 96) during the Kargil operations.

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The shooting of an F-16 by an IAF MiG-21 was praised as a great success, although PAF still has to admit that it had received a blow during the aerial combat.

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The MiG-21, flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, had shot down the F-16 that was part of a large package of PAF hunters trying to cross the border in Jammu and Kashmir to throw bombs at military installations in retaliation for IAF & # 39; s bombing of terrorist training camps in Balakot, Pakistan.


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