The strategic convergence of interests between the US and Pakistan saw the PAF acquire the F-86F Sabre in 1954, followed a short while later by the F-104 Starfighter in 1961. The latter had an aura of invincibility around it as the world’s fastest, high altitude supersonic fighter. The age of high performance combat aircraft had dawned in the subcontinent.
MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa on November 16. The aircraft crashed soon after it took off for a training mission today. Both the pilots managed to eject safely from the aircraft. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet.