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Indian fighter pilots are getting ready to fly their Sukhoi-30 MKI to Britain to match their air combat skills with the Eurofighters and others among the best in the world, against their British Royal Air Force (RAF) counterparts in July this year. The joint India-UK air exercises are known as the “Indradhanush” or “rainbow”.

According to a report in the Times of India newspaper, the Su-30MKI “air dominance” fighters are also likely to be a part of the American ‘Red Flag’ exercises due next year.

The Su-30MKI (named “Flanker-H” by NATO) is a super-manoeverable twinjet air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Su-30, the Su-30MKI is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.

Development of the variant started after India signed a deal with Russia in 2000 to manufacture 140 Su-30 fighter jets. The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was taken into the IAF in 2002, while the first indigenously assembled Su-30MKI entered service with the IAF in 2004.

According to estimates from August 2014, the IAF possessed around 200 Su-30MKIs in service then. The jet is expected to form the backbone of the IAF’s fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.

The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli sub-systems.

The MKIs are often fielded by the IAF in bilateral and multilateral air exercises. India first exercised its Su-30MKIs against the RAF’s Tornado ADVs in October 2006.

But the real test of their skills will come if they take part in the world famous "Red Flag" exercise to be held in Alaska in the US in April 2016. If the IAF does indeed get all the requisite clearances for the Red Flag exercise, it will be the second time for the force in that exercise.

The IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is on a four-day visit to the US, during which he is due to receive a detailed briefing on the Red Flag combat manoeuvres at the Nellis US Air Force base in Nevada, among other consultations.


The IAF had earlier (in 2008) participated in Red Flag at the Nellis airbase, which is considered the "mother" of all air combat exercises since it comes closest to realistic air combat without actually going to war. That was the first time that the Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKI fighters had flown over the American mainland.

IAF to fly Sukhois at British air exercise | Russia & India Report
 

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Well this is what happened last time the SU-30s visited Britain, expect more of the same.

'British Typhoons whacked India's Sukhois in joint exercises' | TwoCircles.net


Air Forces Monthly - January 2007
The MoD said it would not be putting Typhoons up against the Indian Airforce Su-30s as a one on one fight. However, it did happen and there is HUD video to prove it. Apparently two inexperienced Typhoon pilots returned with big grins on their faces, the Su-30s were toasted, all the Su-30's air display antics amounted to nothing, the Typhoons proved too nimble and too powerful for the Russian aircraft. The Typhoons were also not clean configured.
 

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Well this is what happened last time the SU-30s visited Britain, expect more of the same.

'British Typhoons whacked India's Sukhois in joint exercises' | TwoCircles.net


Air Forces Monthly - January 2007
The MoD said it would not be putting Typhoons up against the Indian Airforce Su-30s as a one on one fight. However, it did happen and there is HUD video to prove it. Apparently two inexperienced Typhoon pilots returned with big grins on their faces, the Su-30s were toasted, all the Su-30's air display antics amounted to nothing, the Typhoons proved too nimble and too powerful for the Russian aircraft. The Typhoons were also not clean configured.
glad to see your bookmarks come in handy.
 

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Well this is what happened last time the SU-30s visited Britain, expect more of the same.

'British Typhoons whacked India's Sukhois in joint exercises' | TwoCircles.net


Air Forces Monthly - January 2007
The MoD said it would not be putting Typhoons up against the Indian Airforce Su-30s as a one on one fight. However, it did happen and there is HUD video to prove it. Apparently two inexperienced Typhoon pilots returned with big grins on their faces, the Su-30s were toasted, all the Su-30's air display antics amounted to nothing, the Typhoons proved too nimble and too powerful for the Russian aircraft. The Typhoons were also not clean configured.

LOL @ site..any more source??
 

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LOL @ site..any more source??
his sources are hilarious , look at this one he gave me about PAF Falcon beating the RAF Typhoon :lol:
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Well this is what happened last time the SU-30s visited Britain, expect more of the same.

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@waz, @Chak Bamu

Honestly guys, how many threads do have to end in this manner, only because his sole intention is to create blame games? There was not even a chance to discuss the topic, since he spoiled it with the 2nd post already and we all know that this is his usual attitude.
 

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@waz, @Chak Bamu

Honestly guys, how many threads do have to end in this manner, only because his sole intention is to create blame games? There was not even a chance to discuss the topic, since he spoiled it with the 2nd post already and we all know that this is his usual attitude.

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Please keep on topic. There has been plenty of these v threads before.
 

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@OrionHunter , It may come as a surprise to you, but same source (AIR FORCES Monthly) was invited by both the IAF and RAF to cover IndraDanush in India and UK. Before that Alan Warnes (Editor) was invited to cover the rescue effort by the IAF after the Gujarat Earthquake.. I don't need to post without substance, but obviously it's hard for some to digest.
 

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Which is exactly the reason, why this shouldn't be just another pointless vs thread and maybe you should advise him about that.
How does it become a vs thread, as i only posted a link from a previous exercise between the same subject. In case you failed to notice, it was an Indian member who who was jumping threads and just to earn some brownie points, dragged in one of my post here which is irrelevant to the topic at hand.
 

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How does it become a vs thread, as i only posted a link

By the personal statement you added (and that I quoted) to the link because that's the part that showed your disruptive intent, which as the forum rules describe as trolling.
It would had been much better to get more news and infos about the exercise, to see what aircrafts IAF will use, because that makes you understand where the priority of the exercise is and what tactics or missions will be trained. You instead reduced it to an MKI Vs EF exercise and with the obvious intent and that's why the thread has gone down that route.

So if you don't want others to react like they did, you should had followed the forum rules in the first place and added something productive to the topic!
 

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By the personal statement you added (and that I quoted) to the link because that's the part that showed your disruptive intent, which as the forum rules describe as trolling.
It would had been much better to get more news and infos about the exercise, to see what aircrafts IAF will use, because that makes you understand where the priority of the exercise is and what tactics or missions will be trained. You instead reduced it to an MKI Vs EF exercise and with the obvious intent and that's why the thread has gone down that route.

So if you don't want others to react like they did, you should had followed the forum rules in the first place and added something productive to the topic!

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