India's MIG-21 FL fly into history

The MiG-21 FL fighter jet aircraft, which had heralded the “supersonic era” in IAF and had changed the course of the 1971 Indo-Pak war due to its accurate targeting ability, flew into the annals of history on Wednesday.
“I have the greatest professional regard for MiG-21. The agility of MiG-21 cannot be matched by any of the present day fighters,” IAF Chief NAK Browne said after bidding adieu to one of the first variants of MiG-21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan air force in the 1971 Bangladesh war.
At the Kalaikunda airbase in West Midnapore district Flight Lieutenant L Nagarajan, the youngest Operational Conversion Unit pilot, handed over form 700 (document log of an aircraft) of MIG-21 FL to the air chief, symbolically drawing curtains on one of the most enduring saga in IAF aviation history.

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