Two Indian Air Force Jets Crash: Officials

Two Indian Air Force Jets Crash: Officials

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed in Madhya Pradesh state and the neighboring desert state of Rajasthan, local officials said on Saturday.

"I can confirm that two aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force crashed in our jurisdiction," said A. K. Verma, a local administrator in Madhya Pradesh state. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the jets to crash, Reuters reported.

Two of the three crew members from one jet were rescued and rushed to hospital, said another local administrator, Ankit Asthana. The status of the third crew member wasn't immediately clear, while no details were released on the crew of the second plane.

Verma said defense ministry officials were heading to the crash site. Local reports said a Sukhoi-30 aircraft and a Mirage 2000 jet had crashed.

Officials in the federal defense ministry said they were gathering details from the Rajasthan crash site and a team has been rushed to the location from the nearest Air Force stations.

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