Why India used a 30 year old Aircraft against Pakistan ?

This question is baffling all experts across the world, regarding the recent skirmishes between the 2 nations. When newer planes were available, why India decided to use an old Mig 21 Plane, which was shot down by Pakistan ?

The following are the various theories floating around:

  • India was overconfident of its Pilots’ abilities
  • India did not think Pakistan would respond or attack back
  • Government of India wanted to show that Mig 21 can be shot down and there is an urgency to buy newer planes like Rafael
  • India purposefully wanted Pakistan to destroy these planes in beginning of this war, which it expected to grow bigger.

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