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India to get more Sukhoi Su-30s by 2015

India’s defence minister said yesterday, almost as an afterthought during remarks to the upper house of Parliament, that the IAF will have 230 Sukhoi Su-30s by 2015.That is a significant announcement. It is the first time, to my knowledge, that India actually set out a firm target for the Su-30s and represents an acceleration of […]

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Indian Su-30s not flying, but not grounded either

Has India grounded its Sukhoi Su-30MKI (above) fleet after last week’s fatal crash? Yes, but not officially, appears to be the answer.The Indian Air Force has denied media reports that it grounded the fighters after the incident, in which one of the two pilots died. Experts from Sukhoi are coming to India to help investigate […]

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First Indian Sukhoi Su-30MKI crash

An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter crashed early Thursday morning while on a routine training exercise, killing one of the two pilots on board.This the first time than an Indian Su-30 has crashed and a board on inquiry has been formed to look into the incident, says the service. Its Su-30 fleet has not […]

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