Spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said the MiG was on a routine mission and it crashed after getting airborne from Nal, near Bikaner.
According to media reports, the initial inputs suggest bird hit be the likely cause, a court of inquiry (CoI) will probe the cause of the incident.
The Bikaner SP said the MIG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city. He added that following the incident, police teams rushed the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life was reported.
This comes a week after a Mi-17 chopper crashed in an open field near Garend Kalan village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. One civilian and six IAF personnel were killed in the incident.