28 January 2023 (TON): A Russian-built Sukhoi-30 and French Mirage 2000 Indian Air Force’s aircraft crashed near Morena near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on 27 January 2023, killing one pilot and seriously injuring two others in the Parhadgarh forests. The incident took place at 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time in the morning, when both Sukhoi Su-30 and Mirage 2000 fighter jets took off from the Indian Air Force Base, Gwalior and banged into each other while participating in a training exercise. IAF court of inquiry will determine whether it was a mid-air collision or not. IAF authorities at Gwalior ruled out Sukhoi-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force, was being refueled mid-air by tanker when crash took place.
In another incident a chartered plane crashed and its debris was discovered in Nagla Dida near Bharatpur in Rajasthan. The aircraft was on a simulated operation. It is important to mention that Indian Army and Egyptian Armies are conducting Exercise Cyclone-I, the first-ever joint exercise between their special forces on from 14 to 28 January 2023. The 14-day-long joint exercise is in progress at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The exercise involves joint participating in combat free fall jumping, reconnaissance - surveillance and target identification. designation, and sharing of information plus processing techniques & procedures.
IAF authorities confirmed Court of Inquiry to determine the crash of Sukhoi-30 and French Mirage 2000 in midair but were tight lipped regarding crash in Nagla Dida near Bharatpur in Rajasthan.