IAF’s MiG-27 fades into the past

Jodhpur: Indian Air Force on Friday decommissioned its formidable MiG 27 swing wing fighter fleet after it roared through the skies from Jodhpur Air Force Station in Rajasthan.

The iconic MiG-27 aircraft was in service for 35 years. Jodhpur air base had a squadron of seven MiG-27s.

Air Marshal S K Ghotia, the air office commanding-in-chief of South Western Air Command, who was present at the event, said the plane has proved its worth in the 1999 Kargil War.

The Mig-27 (Last of the swing wing fighters) had participated actively in various national and international exercises and undertaken numerous operational missions during Kargil war and Op-Parakram.