MIG-21 Aircraft of the Indian airforce (all Discussions regarding MIG-21 of Indian Airforce)

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Cool, Mig-21 is one of my favorite aircraft of IAF I have tons of pictures some very rare and not seen much on a public forum will share in due time.
Yeah. It's a very cool Aircraft indeed. It's my 5th Favourite plane in Indian airforce after Rafale, Tejas , SU-30 MKI and Mig-29. Its so cool indeed. Sadly it's time we retire it now.
 

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Cool, Mig-21 is one of my favorite aircraft of IAF I have tons of pictures some very rare and not seen much on a public forum will share in due time.
Yes do share Them in This thread. We would love to see those Pictures. I love seeing Pics of The MIG-21 BISON Aircraft a lot. This Thread is the Best place to Post them because this Thread Is Dedicated to The MIG-21 Aircraft. Take your time buddy, we will wait.
 

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This is the MIG-21 BISON. This is the Indian variant of the MIG-21-93
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This is a MIG-21-93 Aircraft
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Almost the Same. Hard to make out Visual Differences between the two Variants: MIG-21 BISON and MIG-21-23 But I believe the MIG-21 BISON which is Operated by The Indian airforce is the Most Advanced Version presently in The World.
No jamnagar ?
I have seen mig 21s and mig 29z and jags regularly
 

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No jamnagar ?
I have seen mig 21s and mig 29z and jags regularly
No jamnagar? I didn't get what you are saying Buddy. If you are Referring to which places the MIG-21 are stationed than we are making our Analysis on the public info. MIG 21s could be in other Airforce bases as well that we don't know. Hope you got what I am saying.
 

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No jamnagar? I didn't get what you are saying Buddy. If you are Referring to which places the MIG-21 are stationed than we are making our Analysis on the public info. MIG 21s could be in other Airforce bases as well that we don't know. Hope you got what I am saying.
I have lived there for 4 years , it's south western air command .
I have went to school inside airbase for 4 years , i have seen many migs closely and there were a lot of mig 21s , which I saw almost daily.
 

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I have lived there for 4 years , it's south western air command .
I have went to school inside airbase for 4 years , i have seen many migs closely and there were a lot of mig 21s , which I saw almost daily.
Ok nice Observation. thank you for Telling us.
 

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Some Pictures of The MIG-21 Aircraft of The Indian Airforce.
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MIG-21 with An R-73 and R-77 Missile on Its Right Wing and One Central Drop Tank.
Aircraft Tail Number is : CU2780
 

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MIG-21 Aircraft of The Indian airforce with ELM Elta Jammers on one of its Pylon. The Aircraft has one Drop Tank on its Central Fuselage Pylon.
Aircraft Tail Number is : CU2780
 

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A mig 21 Bison Aircraft of The Indian Airforce with 2 Drop Tanks ,1 on Both The Wings of the Aircraft. Aircraft Tail Number is. : CU2782
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A mig 21 Bison of the Indian airforce with 2 Drop Tanks ,1 on Both The Wings of the Aircraft. Seems to be a very common Configuration of most of the mig 21 planes.
Aircraft Tail Number is : CU2820
 

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Good Old pic of a Mig 21M from 'Rapiers' Squadron equipped with Chatterbox EW pod which used sound barrage Jamming technique to counter enemy radars
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MIG-21 and its service in India.

MIG-21 was foul mouthed by most, lead by arms lobby based in London. They wished to sell another plane to India in place of MIG-21, so what a better way to sell including bring out its defects. The MIG -21 was mainstay of Russian airforce comparable to American Phantom but at half the price. Most east European airforces called it a rocket.

In mid ninety after the fall of Soviet Union, the spare parts pipeline dried unless India paid a much higher price. It was Ukraine which stepped forward with spares. Most spares Ukraine had copies or spurious parts, which they sold to India at half price. Happy with the price but unknowingly spurious these were bought by India.

Trouble began, crashes mounted and nobody knew the reasons. A call was given to dump these “Widow Makers” and the Western countries will be delighted to replace them at a huge cost. Also it was an era of incompetent President Yeltsin in Russia, even help to India to fix the problems was not up in his mind. Finally, India figured out the reasons of the crashes. All the remaining Ukrainian spare parts were dumped. Russia was contracted to supply parts for the remaining MIGs and maintenance procedures were upgraded and then the crashes stopped. It is still flying. It has been upgraded three times and made into fighter which the adversaries on Indian subcontinent fear. Unfortunate for them, It did shoot down the Pakistani F-16, three tears back. Unfortunately, cornered by a bunch and alone it itself got shot down.

The point here is that foul mouthing is done by the West for its own greedy purposes. It is a worthless effort, although public morale in India suffered hugely with constant crashes and also with western propaganda. These crashes do not happen now.

Pakistan will not face up to these planes again with overconfidence, because they learnt a bitter lesson. Now these MIG-21 are being retired with LCAs which will blow their outdated airforce out of the sky.
 

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The Red Scorchers
MiG 21 Type-77 formation aerobatics team of Indian Air Force : Black Archers and Scorpions (Squadrons) combine 1971.. isn't it a beautiful Picture? Huh
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More Pictures of The MIG-21 bison Aircraft of The Indian airforce.
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Indian Air Force| 1971 MiG-21 shoots down a F-104 Starfighter near Jamnagar .
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