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14 Comments on "Goodbye MiG-21 Type 77! IAF’s 1st Supersonic Jet To Retire"

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

but how many of these are going to be decommissioned. is there any replacement for it. Rafale is not even in the picture.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

Should've been decommissioned 10 years ago…

Prasanna
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3 years 3 days ago

We should beef up adding more assets than we decomission. Sadly the reality is other way around.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

Everyone is asking to phase out
Mig-21s ……

Now When its actually begun with Type-77,
I am actually having strange emotional down swing…..

FAREWELL ….. THE SUPERSONIC MASTER OF INDIAN SKIES

Abhiman
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Abhiman
3 years 3 days ago

Co-incidentally, Tejas has completed all its weapon trials, as per Dr. Avinash Chander !

A MiG-21 retires….and immediately Tejas completes all its weapons-trials.

Is this an ominous sign ? Is the Tejas destined for greatness in the IAF ?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

end of an era…. but should have happened a long ago..

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

Indian defence tech is outdated even the Su-30s…you can't even operate submarines properly.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

Shiv,
Sorry this article isn't complete without specifics about the Squadrons. We need to know if the Squadrons where this plane is replaced and what will they use now.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 3 days ago

cannot find anything about this in IAF website. 250+ planes retired?

KVR
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3 years 2 days ago

In the future can some provision be made for air enthusiasts ? Around June of this year the Luftwaffe decommissioned its last Phantoms and that turned out to be a enthusiasts wet dream. Can some such arrangement be done ? of course everyone's kundli can be investigated back to the Stone Age before permission is pointed to raise a finger leave alone a camera :)). I would be the happiest if such a permission is available from the mandarins .

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Anonymous
2 years 11 months ago
When type 77 MIG 21joined IAF and fought in 1965 war all it could do was to fly fast and scare the hell out of the Pakistani pilots by flying at high speeds above them and not able to fire as it had no guns and missiles were totally useless and plane was extremely difficult to fly and control.yet IAF flew it for almost 60 years and here you have Tejas which is a beauty to fly does almost everything and still IAF gave very limited order.the plane will change in every passing 2 years and. Would be game changer… Read more »
Abhiman
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Abhiman
2 years 11 months ago

TIMBAKTOO, great comment ! You snatched the words from my mouth.

axxi
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axxi
2 years 11 months ago

well said
except its tejas and rafale or su 30 or t-50 that's going to make the team , not f-35. 150 million on a single engine , as high end solution for vast country like india is stupidity . plus f-35's engine itself costs 20 million , 75% of what tejas cost

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2 years 11 months ago
To anonymous 1.05 The price they are paying for Rafale which is fourth generation plane is exorbitant , the 10 billion deal suddenly became 20 plus billion that is why I suggested F 35 as it is technologically way ahead with a long range AESA radar and 60 planes can be bought in 10 billion and and another 1.5 billion get a service contract. Rafale is definitely out as it very expensive to buy , upgrade and maintain.Dassault charged more than 4 billion for mirage upgrade which must be scratched as it is waste of money as the mirage non… Read more »
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