A Su-30 MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force was reported missing after it lost contact with radar in Assam’s Tezpur area, which is near China border.
“The Sukhoi aircraft went missing near Tezpur while on a routine training sortie when it lost contact with radars. Two pilots were onboard the plane,” a senior IAF official said, while hinting that the jet might have crashed.
On March 15, another Su-30 MKI of IAF went missing in Shivkar Kudla village in Barmer district of Rajasthan. The crash caused injured three villagers.
Till date, the IAF has lost seven of the 240 Sukhoi-30MKI jets inducted in different squadrons. This recent crash will be, once confirmed, the eighth crash. Right now the status of jet is “overdue”.