Dec 8, 2013
India to retire MiG-21 fighter jets
One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will fly into the annals of history on Wednesday.
The aircraft will undertake its last ceremonial flight at a phasing out ceremony at the air force station in Kalaikunda, West Bengal.
Four MiG-21 FL aircraft flown by pilots from the Operational Conversion Unit, the last abode of the venerable jets, will fly a 'box formation.
Formations of MiG-27 ML and Sukhoi-30MKI will also fly past the parade square.