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IAF chief Dhanoa flies solo sorties in MiG-21 jet on visit to Sulur

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BS flew a number of solo sorties in fighter in Sulur, over the last few days.

are one of the oldest in the fleet. Most of them are on the verge of being phased out from the inventory of the The played a stellar role in Kargil war by bombing enemy supply lines.

Air Marshal commanded the 17 squadron during Kargil war which had

Wing Abhinandan Varthaman, flying a fighter plane had shot down a Pakistani Air Force during the aerial confrontation on February 26.

On February 26, IAF launched an attack on terror camps of Pakistan-based terror outfit in Balakot, less than two weeks after the Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.

On February 27, a day after the IAF bombed the terrorist camps, PAF attempted to carry out an attack on Indian installations in The attack was foiled by IAF pilots, who used specific manoeuvres on their to dodge the multiple AMRAAMs fired by PAF

Varthaman had shot down an plane using a Russian air-to-air missile. However, his plane also crashed and he was taken into custody by the after crossing over to the neighbouring country.

Under severe pressure from and several other nations, released Abhinandan on March 1.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 22:08 IST