Su-30MKI is a worthless platform inducted by India due to purely political reasons. Indian Airforce conducts its training for a high sortire rate, through out the year. Indian Gagan-Shakti exercise is an example. Low availability and low engine life of Su30MKI makes these planes a dead weight for India. Why do you think India has such a high rate of accidents? They are using planes never meant for the training and operation regime they apply to. Their training and operation regime is more like what NATO has but their platforms are Russian.Interesting how you completely ignored 270 SU-30 MKI and consider IAF being extremely powerful/potent through induction of French aircrafts.
Had they selected western platforms from the beginning, they would be having much easier time.