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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
08-December-2010 15:44 IST
Fighter Aircraft Crashes
A total of 15 fighter aircrafts and helicopters of the Defence forces crashed during the financial year 2009-2010. 1 civilian and 8 service personnel (including pilots) were killed in these accidents. Human Error and Technical Defect were the main reasons for these accidents.

Appropriate measures for modernization of the Indian Air Force based on operational requirements and national security is undertaken by the Government from time to time. This is an ongoing process.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antonty in a written reply to Shri Moinul Hassan & Shri T M Selvaganapathi in Rajya Sabha today.

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