MiG 21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

      A MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bhaliana village in Muktasar District of Punjab, killing a pilot Lt. Manu Akhotri on the spot on Thursday. This is a seventh crash of a MiG aircraft this year. Bhaliana is about 20 kilometers from Muktasar. The aircraft was on a routine training exercise and had taken off from Bhatinda Air force station this morning. Senior IAF officials have rushed to the spot to conduct investigations.

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