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Indian Air Force's Jaguar aircraft crashes in Rajasthan's Pokhran

The Jaguar aircraft was on a routine training sortie before it crashed. Photograph: (PTI)

PTI Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Oct 03, 2016, 02.17 PM (IST)

A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan's Pokhran area, Indian news agency PTI reported today. 


However, the news agency said that both the pilots ejected safely.   


The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the incident occurred in the area which is near the India-Pakistan border, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha has been quoted as saying. 


A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he added. 


(WION with inputs from PTI) 

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