The Ministry of Defence Spokesperson said the trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. "During a training mission, after take-off from INS HANSA at Dabolim a Mig 29k trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav ejected safely," he added.
The probe was ordered when the BSF Air Wing, which flies the Union Home Minister, found that Wing Commander (retd) J S Sangwan, had allegedly impersonated his superior and sent emails to manufacturing giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T).
The two neighbouring countries have exchanged heavy fire ever since the Centre scrapped Article 370, which gave special status to the Valley and bifurcated the state into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Days before his retirement from the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Monday undertook his last fighter sortie on a MiG-21 aircraft with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab.
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival