MiG-21s well past their retirement age: Here's why IAF needs new jets

As aircraft age, the number of failures due to the ageing of their functional equipment or system components grows

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MiG-21 aircraft. Photo source: Wikipedia

The MiG-21 Bison that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying when he was downed by a Pakistan Air Force F-16 was well past its retirement age, and kept alive with

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