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IAF inducts Su-30 fighter squadron

IAF inducts Su-30 fighter squadron

The Indian Air Force inducted its first squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft which are capable of carrying BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The induction ceremony of the 222 'Tigersharks' fighter squadron was held at Thanjavur air base. The new unit inducted by IAF is armed with the 2.5-ton air-launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile which is capable of striking targets at a distance of over 300 KM with pinpoint precision. 

Key Points:

  • This missile can strike from any large stand-off ranges on any target like the sea,land with pinpoint certainty by day, night and also in all weather conditions.    
  • The capability of this missile along with the performance of the Su-30 MKI will change the paradigm of maritime surveillance, security, and strike in the region.
  • The squadron will be providing protection to the island territories and sea lines of communication in the Indian Ocean Region. 
  • It is necessary as the Indian Ocean Region is increasingly gaining importance and the presence of a fighter squadron will provide security cover to all the strategic and vital assets in the region.

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