Indian Air Force Stations Su-30 Fighters at Gwalior Air Base

The Indian Air Force has moved Sukhoi Su-30 fighters to an airbase in Gwalior and the fighter jets will operate in tandem with the French Mirages-2000 fighters already stationed there. The three Sukhoi fighters arrived at the Maharajpura Air Station yesterday in the presence of GOC-in-C of Central Air Command, G F Kochar, officials said today.

Later, the aircrafts, along with Mirage and Mig 21, took part in a flypast at which Kochar took the salute. Meanwhile, a new airstrip has been built at the airbase to enable arrival and departure of combat aircrafts, the officials said.

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI [3] (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a variant of the Sukhoi Su-30 jointly-developed by Russia's Sukhoi Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is a heavy class, long-range air superiority fighter which can also act as a multirole, strike fighter aircraft.