IAF MiG-29 Crashes, Pilot Ejects Safely

An Indian Air Force MiG-29 crashed today in the western state of Gujarat after getting airborne from the Jamnagar air force base. The pilot ejected safely.

The last MiG-29 to crash was in October 2011, in the Lahaul-Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh in India's north. Pilot Squadron Leader DS Tomar, who ejected, but couldn't found, was declared dead 19 days after the crash.

The IAF's MiG-29 fleet is currently being upgraded, with the first three arriving from Russia six months ago.

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