The Indian Air Force notorious for its ageing fleet and frequent crashes has lost another plane.
A Russian MiG 21 fighter went down near Barmer in Rajasthan state. Its pilot ejected safely.
Reports said the plane took off from Utterlai Airbase and crashed in a field. A top police officer said there's no word on loss of life or damange to property on the ground.
An investigation by the air force is underway to find out what caused the crash.