Six, Darin-I Jaguars of the IAF carrying out practice of mid-air refueling from an IL-78 MKI tanker aircraft ahead of the Indo-Oman air exercise somewhere in UP.

Six, Darin-I Jaguars of the IAF carrying out practice of mid-air refueling from an IL-78 MKI tanker aircraft ahead of the Indo-Oman air exercise somewhere in UP .(Image used for Representational Purposes Only)

A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed over Pokhran area of Rajasthan on Monday. Both pilots in the aircraft were ejected safely.

The aircraft was on routine training sortie when the incident occurred in the area which is near the Indo-Pak border, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered, he said.

Jaguar aircraft is a deep strike fighter plane capable of carrying nuclear payload.