India Retired Last of its MiG-25s
01 May 2006
On Monday May 1st, 2006, the Indian Air Force phased out the MiG-25 in an official ceremony at Bareilly airbase. The last four MiG-25s that remained in service were retired.
India operated the type for 25 years in the strategic reconnaissance and electronic intelligence missions. Both of these roles are nowadays fulfilled by satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles.
There are only 42 pilots in the Indian Air Force to have flown this plane.