Sukhoi jet loses radar, goes missing near China border

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Guwahati: A Sukhoi- 30MKI fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots lost radar and went missing today near the China border after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam.

According to the information given by the sources which said that the aircraft took off at 9.30 a.m. from Tezpur air base on a routine training mission but lost radar and radio contact nearly two hours later near in Arunachal Pradesh’s Doulasang area, a border area adjoining China, 60 km north of Tezpur.

Tezpur Air force station is located 172 km from the China border.

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Previously, a Sukhoi-30 aircraft crashed near an air base in Rajasthan’s Barmer in March. Both pilots ejected safely.

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