Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots died after an IAF fighter jet (MiG-21) crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
The incident took place near an open field in Garend Kalaan village. Immediately after the crash, the jet caught fire, said officials adding, “The identities of the deceased could not be confirmed immediately.” Official further said, “IAF’s technical team will arrive and ascertain facts.”
Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after the IAF conducted pre-dawn surgical strike in Pakistan knocking off terror camps and launch pads using a squadron of Mirage and 1000 kilograms of bombs.