MiG-27 crashes near Jodhpur

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A MiG 27 crashed at Godana village in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district on Sunday.

The MiG 27 UPG aircraft, which was on a “routine mission” from Jodhpur, crashed in Sirohi, about 180 km away, news agency ANI reported.

The MiG-27 is a Soviet era ground-attack aircraft that India bought in the early 1980s. It flew strike missions in the Kargil War in 1999, hitting hard targets in the mountains.

Details of the crash are still sketchy, but sources said that the plane had taken off from Jodhpur and the pilot is missing.

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