Thursday, 19 May, 2022
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Topic: MiG 21 aircraft

2021 a bloody year for military aviation: CDS among 22 dead in 11 crashes, 5 involving MiG-21s

Total number of crashes this year is more than twice that in 2020. But defence sources say this is ‘within expected levels’ when measured against the total flying hours.

MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes near Gwalior, both pilots eject safely

The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Abhinandan flies MiG-21, with IAF chief as the lead pilot

The IAF wing commander, who has resumed flying following his crash in the aftermath of the Balakot strikes, flew a MiG-21 Type 69 aircraft as co-pilot.

Come September, Wing Commander Abhinandan could fly with IAF chief in a MiG-21 Bison

The plan is to make Abhinandan Varthaman fly during the Apache attack helicopters induction ceremony in Pathankot on 3 September. He’s medically cleared.

Can’t hide a jet when even a motorcycle crash is reported: Pakistan on F-16 controversy

Pakistan reiterated its stand that India shooting down one of its F-16 jets in February is false.

India’s reality will meet Russia’s nostalgia when Modi gifts Putin 3 MiG-21s

Russia, which buried the MiG-21 in 1985, has asked for 3 aircraft for demonstrations of vintage flying. India, which still uses it, has agreed to the gift.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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