A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a combat training mission on Wednesday morning resulting in the death of a Group Captain, the IAF confirmed in a tweet.
The IAF said the fighter plane was involved in a fatal accident while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.
“The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members,” it said.
The Air Force said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.