IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes over Pokhran, both pilots ejected safely

The aircraft was on routine training sortie when the incident occurred in the area which is near the Indo-Pak border, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 4:30 pm
IAF jaguar, iaf, jaguar aircraft Jaguar aircraft is a deep strike fighter plane capable of carrying nuclear payload.

A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed over Pokhran area of Rajasthan on Monday. Both pilots in the aircraft were ejected safely.

The aircraft was on routine training sortie when the incident occurred in the area which is near the Indo-Pak border, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered, he said.

Jaguar aircraft is a deep strike fighter plane capable of carrying nuclear payload.

More details awaited

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    Ajitdada
    Oct 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm
    we lost 28 Mig in last 20 years. Jaguar is the first one now. Looks like no one is under fire in IAF. It is all about the maintenance.
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      dora
      Oct 6, 2016 at 12:25 am
      If we do not have technical expertise or initiative inspite of huge spending on mundane research programs at iits . . .any body can strategize entry of substandard spares and the manufacturer itself can issue fake certifications . . . . where is the product liability?
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        syed
        Oct 3, 2016 at 11:52 am
        Let us build our own fighter planes, instead of buying them from Russia, France or US.
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          S Subramaniam
          Oct 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm
          There is something with our training and competence of our pilots which is a serious concern. The incidence of aircraft crashes around the globe is negligible as compared to India. During 1965 Indo-Pak war our Gnats outperformed stan's Sabre jets which were far superior. It was then argued that it is not the machines but the men behind the machines which matters. We concerned at the aircraft crashes as a matter of routine which has to be arrested at the earliest.
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            sai ansh
            Oct 3, 2016 at 11:16 am
            Yes, for years the govt/defence ministry dilly-ed on purchase of advanced jet trainers....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Like jumping from Maruti 800 to Lamborghini..
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              sai ansh
              Oct 3, 2016 at 11:16 am
              Yes, for years the govt/defence ministry dilly-ed on purchase of advanced jet trainers....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Like jumping from Maruti 800 to Lamborghini..
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                APUPADHYAY
                Oct 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                Tejas is one after decades of long wait.
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                  APUPADHYAY
                  Oct 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm
                  The ground staff and pilots must be common cadre to fix laxity if any.
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                    undefined
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 11:57 pm
                    China has the racial pride!
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                      undefined
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                      Drones also need maintenance and includes mechanical ones!
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                        undefined
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm
                        If it is a two seater fighter plane then take one ground maintenance staff in for flight worthiness check up for flight.
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                          undefined
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 1:12 pm
                          If you are not able to maintain the fighters planes good shape then how are you going to build one without any defects. Did any one find out why they are crashing? What defects? how to solve it? Who is responsible? sabotage job etc.
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                            undefined
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                            That means they are maintained properly or tested properly for flight worthiness !
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                              Sanjay
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 11:37 am
                              Earlier it was MIG fighter planes that were crashing. Now it is Jaguar. Why is it happening in India only?
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                                Manmeet
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 11:39 pm
                                @Though I wish that, but, practically its impossible for next 40 years of so. The so called make in India or self reliance or indigenous tech etc etc have more than 85% components/ tech/ design / basic ingredients etc from outside present day india and w world knows that. Forget the days of Ramayan tech. Mahabharat tech and all that. Lets live in today and with focus on future. Presently,militarily and in space tech , we are ( i. e. India or say Indian sub continent) are at least 100 years behind US and Russia, . at least 75 years behind China and few south american countries. China has risen exponentially for the last 35 years. China's capabilities has surprised NASA , US defence establishments.Leave all biased propaa, slogans, check realistically and think unbiased, rationally. Most of the Indian sub continent politicians have habit to misguide their own potion to get votes and come to power and try to make money for them selves. Even today, under Modi rule, he has made lot of agreements to Make in India, buy foreign tech, ready made fighters like rafele,etc etc ...Why he didn't give stress to develop indigenous tech??because, we do not have that wide research base, expertise and political will. I am sorry to say but its true that as far as indian military build up is concerned, all successive indian govts are making same mistakes, one after another, till this Modi govt. On the other hand, China developed and invested heavily on its research base and now ( since 1998 ) producing everything with less than 15% foreign / imported ingrediants or tech. So, rising upto the challenge posed by China, its really very difficult even for US and Russia these days...dia is no where in the picture and any such act by India will be a total misadventure. At the same time, India and China can never be true friends. So, whats the solution for India?? In my personal opinion, first, get rid of all corrupt leaders irrespective of any political party they belong to and simultaneously work for mes. That was the success mantra of Chinese since 1979 when India and China were at par economically and militarily.
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                                  Manmeet
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                                  Because.. The so called make in India or self reliance or indigenous tech etc etc have more than 85% components/ tech/ design / basic ingredients etc from outside present day india and w world knows that. Forget the days of Ramayan tech. Mahabharat tech and all that. Lets live in today and with focus on future. Presently,militarily and in space tech , we are ( i. e. India or say Indian sub continent) are at least 100 years behind US and Russia, . at least 75 years behind China and few south american countries. China has risen exponentially for the last 35 years. China's capabilities has surprised NASA , US defence establishments.Leave all biased propaa, slogans, check realistically and think unbiased, rationally. Most of the Indian sub continent politicians have habit to misguide their own potion to get votes and come to power and try to make money for them selves. Even today, under Modi rule, he has made lot of agreements to Make in India, buy foreign tech, ready made fighters like rafele,etc etc ...Why he didn't give stress to develop indigenous tech??because, we do not have that wide research base, expertise and political will. I am sorry to say but its true that as far as indian military build up is concerned, all successive indian govts are making same mistakes, one after another, till this Modi govt. On the other hand, China developed and invested heavily on its research base and now ( since 1998 ) producing everything with less than 15% foreign / imported ingrediants or tech. So, rising upto the challenge posed by China, its really very difficult even for US and Russia these days...dia is no where in the picture and any such act by India will be a total misadventure. At the same time, India and China can never be true friends. So, whats the solution for India?? In my personal opinion, first, get rid of all corrupt leaders irrespective of any political party they belong to and simultaneously work for mes. That was the success mantra of Chinese since 1979 when India and China were at par economically and militarily.
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                                    Manmeet
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm
                                    Sub standard tech, expertise, material , ill timed supplies, etc supplied to our defence forces. Thanks to our many politicians till today. Our jawans and defence personnel are brave and capable but many of our politicians and bureaucrats fail us. And we electorates are real culprits when we choose such leaders who make false promises, who misguide common man at every step right after independence till today.
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                                      Manmeet
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                                      Though I wish that, but, practically its impossible for next 40 years of so. The so called make in India or self reliance or indigenous tech etc etc have more than 85% components/ tech/ design / basic ingredients etc from outside present day india and w world knows that. Forget the days of Ramayan tech. Mahabharat tech and all that. Lets live in today and with focus on future. Presently,militarily and in space tech , we are ( i. e. India or say Indian sub continent) are at least 100 years behind US and Russia, . at least 75 years behind China and few south american countries. China has risen exponentially for the last 35 years. China's capabilities has surprised NASA , US defence establishments.Leave all biased propaa, slogans, check realistically and think unbiased, rationally. Most of the Indian sub continent politicians have habit to misguide their own potion to get votes and come to power and try to make money for them selves. Even today, under Modi rule, he has made lot of agreements to Make in India, buy foreign tech, ready made fighters like rafele,etc etc ...Why he didn't give stress to develop indigenous tech??because, we do not have that wide research base, expertise and political will. I am sorry to say but its true that as far as indian military build up is concerned, all successive indian govts are making same mistakes, one after another, till this Modi govt. On the other hand, China developed and invested heavily on its research base and now ( since 1998 ) producing everything with less than 15% foreign / imported ingrediants or tech. So, rising upto the challenge posed by China, its really very difficult even for US and Russia these days...dia is no where in the picture and any such act by India will be a total misadventure. At the same time, India and China can never be true friends. So, whats the solution for India?? In my personal opinion, first, get rid of all corrupt leaders irrespective of any political party they belong to and simultaneously work for mes. That was the success mantra of Chinese since 1979 when India and China were at par economically and militarily.
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                                        Manmeet
                                        Oct 3, 2016 at 10:53 pm
                                        true.
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                                          venugopalan
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 11:14 am
                                          some of our Pilots are not capable to handle these aircraft or what......................
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