Sainik School lmphal is a residential English medium Public School for boys, imparting Public School education with a military bias. The School was established in the war sheds near Tulihal Airport on 07 Oct 1971. The school was shifted to the present location on the Imphal-Saikul road on 05 March 1974. 

In recent years, the School is home to a well maintained MiG-21U trainer aircraft, which also happens to be the first ever MiG-21 trainer inducted into the IAF. U453 is noted to have entered service in November 1965 with No.28 Squadron.  

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MiG-21U U-453 displayed on a platform at the Sainik School Imphal. The aircraft is impecably maintianed by the school. 

The aircraft appeared to have been delivered and erected to the school sometime prior to November 2009.  It is maintained in a good condition and features a four tone desert camoflage scheme.   

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MiG-21U U-453 does duty as a backdrop for the annual day group photo of the school staff. 

 


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Photos Courtesy: Tom Thounaojam

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