New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the crash of a MiG 21, calling it a matter of grave concern.

“My heart goes out to the pilot who lost his life,” Jaitley said.

According to reports, the MiG-21 crashed about 10 kilometers short of Awantipur airbase in Srinagar today. The pilot had been airborne from Srinagar and was on a routine training sortie, an IAF statement said.

The statement further said that a court of inquiry had been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.

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