The Indian Air Force has phased out its MiG25s at a ceremony on 1st May 2006. An exclusive report on what is going to happen to each warbird and how some of them have already arrived at thier final destinations!
Less than 15 days later on 15th May 2006, A Two-Seater MiG-25U (DS-362) was flown to Air Force Academy, Dundigal by Wg Cdr Alok Chauhan. The aircraft was received by AVM Dhiraj Kukreja, the Commandant of the Academy.
A single seater MiG-25R [KP-355] has also reached the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam.
When Kapil Chandni visited Lohegaon to cover the Golden Jubilee of the Lightnings, he observed a single seater foxbat parked at a corner of the airfield – no doubt that this aircraft is headed out to the National Defence Academy at Khadakvasla, which is about some 20 km south of Pune.