September 29, 2022

How accurate are these figures? The Figures between 1979 till 1996 cover 60% of all the losses. all figures prior to 79 are just indicative and in no way qualifies as comprehensive. All the incidents before 1994 have been covered by reports from news papers and sources. The Years 1994, 1995 , 1996 are not covered and we had to refer to secondary sources for the figures. 1997 and 1998 have been covered by a Statement released in the Parliament on 11 Mar 99. All figures from April 1999 have been collected by news reports from the Internet. To give you an idea of its coverage, Here are the 'reports' against the available data.

 

  Report Our Data Percentage
No of MiG-21s lost between April 1992 and March 2002 102 83 83%
No of MiG-21s lost between Oct 1963 and 1 August 2003 315 163 52%
CAG Report mentions Ac lost between Apr 91 and Mar 97 147 84 57%
No of MiG-29s lost from 1987 till April 2000 5 3  
No of Combat fighters lost from Apr 1999 till Mar 2001 52 51 98%
No of Fighters lost between 01 Apr 96 – 30 Sept 99 60 55 91%
No of Aircraft lost from April 2000 –  Feb 17 2003 68    

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Year wise break up of Accidents and Writeoffs

Year Fighter Trainer Helicopter Transport
1991-92 27 08 03 01
1992-93 19 04 03 01 02
1993-94 23 04 01 01
1994-95 19 07 04
1995-96 24 08 04 02 01
1996-97 18 02 02 02
         
1997-98 11 2 3  
1998-99 17 2 1 2
1999-00 20 20 5 2  
2000-01 19 19 1 8  
2001-02 13 12 3 2  
2002-03 15 15 1 1  

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Aircraft Type Total Recorded Percentage
MiG-21 315 163(13) 52%
MiG-23     23 (3)  
MiG-25 04   02  
MiG-27     21  
MiG-29 07(1)   05 (0)  
Jaguar 23(1)   23 (1)  
Mirage 2000 03   03  

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