The fighter aircraft MiG-27, which devastated the Pakistani Army in the Kargil War by precise hitting of rockets and bombs on enemy positions, today said goodbye to the country’s air force. After being part of the Air Force for nearly 34 years, it took its last flight on Friday. On this occasion, a special program was organized at Jodhpur airbase, where he was given farewell with full respect.
In this regard, the Ministry of Defense told on Thursday that the last seven MiG-27s of Swadron number 29 will take their last flight in the farewell ceremony. At the same time, on 31 March 2020, they will have their official number plating. MiG-23, MiG-23 MF and Khalis MiG-27 have already been retired.
The last departing are these MiG-27 upgraded class. His squad was inducted into the Air Force in 2006. The MiG-27 was also used in Operation Parakram in 2001-02, which is considered the largest mobilization of the Indian Army since 1971. The Air Force tweeted that the MiG-27 was inducted into the Air Force in 1985.
It was named Bahadur for his contribution to the Kargil war. At the Jodhpur airbase, many current and former Air Force officers including Air Marshal SK Ghotia Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Officer Commanding in Chief South-West Air Command will be involved.