December 6, 2023
A 2022 discovery - A Gnat at the Hindustan Aeroengineering at Saswad, near Pune

This discovery of a HAL Gnat (Ajeet) airframe on display next to a highway south east of Pune comes from Gp Capt S Sajan who happened to be ‘biking’ in the area.  As first reported via this tweet:

The aircraft is with an Aeronautical Engineering Institute – as seen in the board above – Hindustan Aerospace and Engineering.  The aircraft is not in good shape. but is likely 80% complete by the looks of it.

Unfortunately, no identifying markings , numbers  or partial numbers seem to be visible. Infact a typical data plate usually found in the canopy cannot be seen either.

Thanks to Gp Capt Sajan for the report!

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