- Jun 21, 2018
We still have 138 Mig 21 BiS as of 2021.Despite it's 1971 bravado,MIG 21 is the worst fighter jet to enter Indian service, having killed over 200 pilots and a loss of nearly 500 airframes.
It takes crores of Rupees and years of training to make a fighter pilot and all that talent going to dust because the Sarkari Babus and the import-loving top brass cannot replace this antique piece.
Tejas MK 1A will replace these by late 2020s.
Until then we have to bear witness to such tragedy.