Sukhoi SU-30MKI

Here's why Rafale fighter aircraft can become a game changer for India with Sukhoi Su-30MKI

In a massive boost for Indian Air Force, five Rafale fighter aircraft took off from France's Istres airbase on Monday (July 27) for India. These fighter jets are scheduled to land at Ambala Air Force Station on Wednesday (July 29) after covering a distance of almost 7,364 kilometres.

Jul 28, 2020, 13:18 PM IST

Astra, Pinaka and LRLACM: India's indigenous missiles to add firepower to Army, IAF, Navy

Amid the border tension with China, India on Thursday approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29 along with upgradation of existing 59 Mig-29 aircraft from Russia and procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft from state-run aerospace from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), with focus on indigenous design and development. 

Jul 02, 2020, 22:50 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Rafale, LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, MiG-21, SEPECAT Jaguar: The Indian Air Force fighters

The IAF has almost 900 combat aircraft in it inventory while the total aeroplanes in active service with the force number over 1720. The Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKIs form the backbone of IAF fighter fleet and the force flies 272 of the twin-seater, twin-engine multirole combat aircraft.

Jun 05, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

Indian Air Force restructures, deploys more air warriors to boost fighter squadron strength by 20 per cent

While Indian Air Force (IAF) is inducting 36 French Rafale jets and the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to boost its fighter squadron strength, the force under the leadership of Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is also undertaking a major restructuring of its highly trained and motivated personnel to boost its war-fighting units.

Jan 30, 2020, 20:09 PM IST

BrahMos-armed Sukhoi Su-30MKI gets water salute at Thanjavur Air Force Station as IAF inducts 222 Tigersharks Squadron

The airbase is located in Tamil Nadu and the Su-30MKIs with their 1,500 kilometres combat radius and the air-launched BrahMos which have a range of 400 km will ensure the IAF is able to patrol the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and vast areas of the Indian Ocean.

Jan 20, 2020, 14:03 PM IST

We Rule the Skies with Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs, declares Indian Air Force

The IAF is modifying 42 Su-30MKIs to launch the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. IAF's lethality will increase manifolds once the modified Su-30MKIs capable of launching BrahMos missiles join the service. 

Jan 17, 2020, 14:29 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, Hawk Mk 132 jets conduct exercise from six civilian airfields in Eastern India

The exercise aims to familiarise the IAF crew with the procedure of flying at these busy airfields and coordinate with civilian agencies. There are over 250 Su-30MKIs and 104 Hawk Mk 132s in service with the IAF.

Oct 16, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

IAF not looking at foreign 5th Generation stealth jets or 36 more Rafales, to go for indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

Instead of looking for a foreign-made 5th Generation stealth combat aircraft, the IAF is concentrating on getting the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) in its arsenal and also eyeing 114 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to enhance its war-waging capabilities, announced Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday.

Oct 04, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI, DRDO test-fire Astra BVRAAM 5 times in 3 days, weapon to be inducted soon

With the test-firings, Astra missile has completed the user trial phase. Now, Astra BVRAAM will be inducted into the IAF with the DRDO sounding confident that it will prove to be force multiplier due to its pinpoint accuracy and long-range in taking out aerial threats.

Sep 19, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI hits aerial target 90 km away with Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

While IAF's Su-30MKI is capable of firing the indigenously developed Astra missile, the other combat aircraft in the force's arsenal like the Mirage-2000, Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 and Light Combat Aircraft CA Tejas will also be modified to carry the missile.

Sep 18, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Astra BVR Air-to-Air missile developed by DRDO

The missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force that took off from an airbase in West Bengal. The Astra missiles are equipped with mid-course inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing. They are capable of targeting the enemy aircraft or missiles at short-range (20 km) as well as at BVR (over 70 km).

Sep 17, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

Tejas, designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency, is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.

Sep 17, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

IAF on spares buying spree for planes like Mirage-2000, MiG-21, Sukhoi Su-30MKI

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has been on a spares buying spree for almost its entire fleet, from fighters, transporters to helicopters.

Jul 20, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

IAF exercise Vayushakti 2019 to witness Su-30MKI showcasing its prowess

The Sukhoi Su-30 MKI is variant designed specifically for the IAF's requirements.

Feb 08, 2019, 21:45 PM IST

Rijiju dedicates Pasighat ALG in Arunachal Pradesh to nation

Pasighat ALG is a strategic asset and would be one of the operating bases under the Eastern Air Command.

Aug 19, 2016, 15:03 PM IST

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI crashes near Pune, pilots safe

An Indian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter plane crashed near Pune on Tuesday.

Oct 14, 2014, 18:47 PM IST

YSR still untraceable as massive search operation continues

AP CM YSR Reddy`s fate appeared uncertain on Thursday after a helicopter carrying him went missing, even as massive search operation continued.

Sep 03, 2009, 06:23 AM IST