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At a glance: Sukhoi-30 MKI ,India's frontline combat aircraft

New Delhi: India has a vast landscape and to protect its territory Indian Air Force has inducted Sukhoi-30 MKI  as the premiere fighter  airplane. It is a stealth aircraft which can deceive the enemy's radar

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Updated on: January 02, 2015 10:52 IST


The SU-30MKI is the first Russian aircraft designed in collaboration with  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Defence Research and Development Organisation . It was produced only when the Indian  Air Force  decided to purchase the Sukhoi-30 MKI and include modifications according to its needs.


The introduction of the Su-30 into the IAF is a bit baffling for some. This is due to the fact that IAF has been operating Su-30s ever since 1997 which are not Su-30MKIs but Su-30MKs. However, since they are being operated by the Indian Air Force, they are referred to as Su-30MKIs by some  expert in the aviation arena.

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