A grand ceremony will take place at Air Force Station Jodhpur base to bid farewell to the fighter aircraft

New Delhi: Three decades and hundreds of hours in sorties later, Indian Air Force (IAF) will be bidding farewell to MiG-27 after a grand ceremony at Air Force Station Jodhpur base on Friday.

Inducted in 1985, the ground attack fighter aircraft played a crucial role during the 1999 Kargil War. It has been the mainstay of IAF’s ground attack capability and participated in all major IAF operations.

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According to reports, With the decommissioning of the last MiG-27 squadron, it will bring the count of IAF’s combat units to just around 30, the lowest in decades.

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