Tragically, two fighter jets from the Indian Air Force (IAF) collided in midair on Saturday, about 300 kilometres south of New Delhi, during training exercises.
There has been no progress in determining what led to the crash, which took place in the Parhadgarh forests.
Two of the three people on board one of the jets were rescued and taken to the hospital, according to a local administrator in Madhya Pradesh.
The third crew member’s whereabouts are currently unknown.
As for the second plane’s crew, we know nothing at all about them.
Officials from the Ministry of Defense have been sent to the crash site, and preliminary information suggests that two jets, a Sukhoi-30 and a Mirage 2000, were involved.
India’s military air fleet has had a history of mishaps, so this is not a new phenomenon.
Five Indian soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh in October 2021. The area is located close to the country’s disputed and heavily fortified border with China.
In the same month, a Cheetah helicopter crashed in the same state, killing its pilot.
Additionally, in December 2021, a Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter crashed, killing 13.
Among the casualties was India’s defence chief, General Bipin Rawat.