A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at Moga in Punjab last night.
The pilot, Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary, sustained fatal injuries.
In a tweet, the IAF condoled the tragic loss and said the Air Force stands firmly with the family of the bereaved.
The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the accident happened.
An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.