The IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction, the Air Force informed. The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed in Mankabagh village, Bhind SP Manoj Kumar Singh said.
A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.
The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely, the IAF said, adding the incident took place around 8:15 pm.
'One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot,' Indian Navy said in a statement.
The IAF is prepared to meet any contingency and does not rest on past laurels, said IAF chief.
The MiG trainer aircraft was on a routine mission and crashed around 10 am.
A senior IAF officer said that Wing Commander Abhinandan was declared fit following examination of injuries sustained during the incident in which he had landed across the Pakistani side of the border
The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at around 11:45 AM in Sirohi district about 120 km south of Jodhpur
Varthaman's father Air Marshal (retd) Simhakutty Varthaman also flew the MiG-21s and was an IAF test pilot, who retired five years ago.
The incident comes a day ahead of the commencement of Aero India Show in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
"A MIG 27 aircraft airborne from Jaisalmer crashed during a routine mission today evening. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident," Ghosh said.
The aircraft had taken off from the IAF's Jodhpur airbase.
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