The Sukhoi fighter plane crashed on a sugarcane farm about 200 metres from a human settlement in Kolawadi village.
Plane crashes 200 metres from houses, both pilots safe.
An IAF spokesperson said that both the pilots ejected safely before the crash.
Air chief has pointed to worrying absences in air defence.
“The issue is quite serious and it should not happen,” said Raha.
The IAF is the first force to have its own communication system.
This comes four years after the cricketing legend was conferred upon the rank of an honorary Group Captain.
Arup Raha expressed concern over incursion along LAC that coincided with the high-profile visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A fighter aircraft base is coming up at Nyoma in Ladakh, but added that the project would take about 5 years to be completed, said Raha.
It is not always that pilots get to see their service chief inside the cockpit.
The private and public sector defense industry should work as partners to enhance commercial viability.
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The Jaguar had taken off from the Bhuj air base in the morning at around 11.40 am and crashed at around noon.