What Maruti Suzuki is to the Indian automobile industry, MiG-21 is to the combat airplane industry across the globe. The USSR made MiG-21 is the first mass produced supersonic jet with an affordable price tag, that has been used by more than 60 countries for almost half a decade to guard their borders. Recently, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 made a round of news after the jet destroyed a Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 Falcon in an air-to-air combat near LOC.
The whole incident started when a terror attack killed more than 40 CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, J&K. A few days later, 12 Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 fighter jets from Dassault Aviation, the French company who also manufactures the Rafale Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircrafts, entered Pakistani airspace and dropped 1,000-kg laser-guided bombs on the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror launch pads across the Line of Control.
The Mirage-2000 are the same jets that helped India win the Kargil war. A day later, there were reports that Pakistan Air Force has deployed its F-16 Falcon fighter jets, made by the U.S. based Lockheed Martin. Read More