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2020, the safest year for IAF with only 1 fighter aircraft crash
By Aditya Raj
- January 6, 2021

Yesterday at around 1815 hours , a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed near the Suratgarh in Rajasthan due to technical malfunction, fortunately pilot ejected safely.
Within 5 days of 2021, IAF experienced the crash of one fighter aircraft jet, meanwhile despite being the worst year for the whole world, 2020 was the safest year in Indian Air Force history with the loss of only one aircraft in 2020.
Indian Air Force had lost 42 fighter aircrafts in between 2012-21. Out of 42 aircrafts, 12 were MiG-21 Bison which is around 28 per cent of total fighter aircraft crash.

Considering the data of last 9 year (2012-20), 2019 was the un-safest year for IAF with the lost 8 fighter aircrafts in accidents. Meanwhile 2020 is the safest year in the history of Air Force with the loss of only one aircraft.

During the same period Indian Air Force reported loss of 12 MiG-21 Bison, 10 Jaguar, 7 MiG-27 (retired in 2019), 3 Mirage 2000, 3 MiG-29 UPG and 7 Sukhoi Su-30MKI.
Tejas MK1 inducted into the service of IAF in 2016 is the safest aircraft for Air Force with zero accident, while MiG-21 is the un-safest aircraft for IAF.

In last 9 year, IAF reported Four fighter aircraft crash in 2012, Six crash each in 2013 and 2018, Three in 2014, Seven loss in 2015, Five in 2016, Two in 2017, Eight in 2019 and only One in 2020.
Total 8 pilots died in all fighter aircraft crashes since 2012.
Why IAF need to replace MiG-21 Bison ASAP
MiG-21 is the only aircrafts in the service of IAF which has a love & hate relationship with the generation of pilots.
Since 1970, around 180 IAF pilots and 40 civilians killed in MiG-21 crash. From 1963 MiG-21 has had a total number of 285 accidents, which is around 25 percent of IAF total fighter aircraft accidents.

IAF accident chart
IAF accidents chart (Courtesy:- BRF)
This is how, MiG-21 earned its famous title of ‘Flying Coffin’ and its need to replace as soon as possible by Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.
LCA Tejas took its maiden flight in 2001, since then LCA didn’t experienced any crash. Tejas is the only fighter aircraft in the world who didn’t reported any major accident during trials.
LCA Tejas is considered as the one of the most safest fighter aircrafts in the world. Apart from safety, LCA also impresses us as a combat platform.
Tejas MK1A will come with advance Uttam Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and a unified Electronic Warfare suite.
Integration of Beyond Visual Range Astra MK1/2/3 and Astra IR, Smart Anti airfield weapon and BrahMos NG will add more teeth to LCA platform.
The combo of low Radar Cross Section and long range Astra MK3 Air-to-Air Missile will going to significantly increase the BVR capability of Tejas.

There’s no doubt that Tejas is the solid replacement for MiG-21, but HAL also required to increase the production rate of LCA to fill gap quickly.
 

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2020, the safest year for IAF with only 1 fighter aircraft crash
By Aditya Raj
- January 6, 2021

Yesterday at around 1815 hours , a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed near the Suratgarh in Rajasthan due to technical malfunction, fortunately pilot ejected safely.
Within 5 days of 2021, IAF experienced the crash of one fighter aircraft jet, meanwhile despite being the worst year for the whole world, 2020 was the safest year in Indian Air Force history with the loss of only one aircraft in 2020.
Indian Air Force had lost 42 fighter aircrafts in between 2012-21. Out of 42 aircrafts, 12 were MiG-21 Bison which is around 28 per cent of total fighter aircraft crash.

Considering the data of last 9 year (2012-20), 2019 was the un-safest year for IAF with the lost 8 fighter aircrafts in accidents. Meanwhile 2020 is the safest year in the history of Air Force with the loss of only one aircraft.

During the same period Indian Air Force reported loss of 12 MiG-21 Bison, 10 Jaguar, 7 MiG-27 (retired in 2019), 3 Mirage 2000, 3 MiG-29 UPG and 7 Sukhoi Su-30MKI.
Tejas MK1 inducted into the service of IAF in 2016 is the safest aircraft for Air Force with zero accident, while MiG-21 is the un-safest aircraft for IAF.

In last 9 year, IAF reported Four fighter aircraft crash in 2012, Six crash each in 2013 and 2018, Three in 2014, Seven loss in 2015, Five in 2016, Two in 2017, Eight in 2019 and only One in 2020.
Total 8 pilots died in all fighter aircraft crashes since 2012.
Why IAF need to replace MiG-21 Bison ASAP
MiG-21 is the only aircrafts in the service of IAF which has a love & hate relationship with the generation of pilots.
Since 1970, around 180 IAF pilots and 40 civilians killed in MiG-21 crash. From 1963 MiG-21 has had a total number of 285 accidents, which is around 25 percent of IAF total fighter aircraft accidents.

IAF accident chart
IAF accidents chart (Courtesy:- BRF)
This is how, MiG-21 earned its famous title of ‘Flying Coffin’ and its need to replace as soon as possible by Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.
LCA Tejas took its maiden flight in 2001, since then LCA didn’t experienced any crash. Tejas is the only fighter aircraft in the world who didn’t reported any major accident during trials.
LCA Tejas is considered as the one of the most safest fighter aircrafts in the world. Apart from safety, LCA also impresses us as a combat platform.
Tejas MK1A will come with advance Uttam Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and a unified Electronic Warfare suite.
Integration of Beyond Visual Range Astra MK1/2/3 and Astra IR, Smart Anti airfield weapon and BrahMos NG will add more teeth to LCA platform.
The combo of low Radar Cross Section and long range Astra MK3 Air-to-Air Missile will going to significantly increase the BVR capability of Tejas.

There’s no doubt that Tejas is the solid replacement for MiG-21, but HAL also required to increase the production rate of LCA to fill gap quickly.
They lost 1 due to crashes.

2 shot down by PAF
1 helicopter shot down by Indians
 

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All planes were lockdown in self isolation. Saving themselves from infected Indians.
IAF flew more in 2020 than in any other year.

Infact even during April 2019 to March 2020 period (12 months) i.e. before Covid lockdown, there were only two IAF fighter jet crashes
 

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I am talking about Mig29s for Indian Navy
Indian Navy MiG-29s are not a part of IAF.
IN Migs have separate pilots, separate units, separate training, separate command & control, separate bases, separate admin and separate maintenance setup. So they are not included in IAF .

Similarly USAF also like IAF does not include crashes of US navy or marine jets in its annual USAF crash reports. Only USAF jets included.
 

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Indian Navy MiG-29s are not a part of IAF.
IN Migs have separate pilots, separate units, separate training, separate command & control, separate bases, separate admin and separate maintenance setup. So they are not included in IAF .

Similarly USAF also like IAF does not include crashes of US navy or marine jets in its annual USAF crash reports. Only USAF jets included.
For IN or IAF, those planes will be used in case of war so their significance is same. As far as I remember, India lost 3 Mig 29s in 2020.
Thank to the west/Israel to designing and developing your MAHAN/Vedic Tej@$$
Tejas will never crash because it hardly flies.
 

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