Jaipur: Marking the end of an era the MiG-21 Bison aircraft were seen for the last time in the skies of Uttarlai in Barmer district, Rajsthan on Oct 30, 2023.
According to the defence ministry, the MiG-21 Bison flew along side the Su-30 MKI to mark the occasion. During this ceremony, personnel from all the three services were present.
The MiG-21 Squadron has served the country for approximately six decades and has significantly contributed to the war effort during Indo-Pak conflicts.
The squadron known as "OORIALS" has been operating the MiG-21 since 1966 and is now being re-equipped with the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft. This change signifies the unwavering commitment of the Indian Air Force to modernise and protect the skies of the nation.