SUKHOI 30

  • News 360: Toddler raped in Bangalore school, third child abuse incidence in the last 6 months October 22, 2014

    As the news about the alleged rape of a three-year-old in a private school in Bangalore spread, ruckus broke out on Wednesday morning outside the institution. Shocked parents gathered at the school premises seeking information about the unfateful incident. ...
  • Indian Air Force grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet, safety checks on October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review. "The fleet has been grounded and...
  • IAF celebrates 81st anniversary October 1, 2013

    A series of events including display of various types of aircraft and military weapons featured in the 81st anniversary celebration of the Indian Air Force at its 32 Wing station at Jodhpur on Monday. The 32 Wing, known as "Desert Warriors", was established in Jodhpur on January 1 in 1971, with...
  • Rajasthan: Sukhoi aircraft crashes in Jaisalmer, pilots safe February 19, 2013

    Jaipur: A Sukhoi 30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district on Tuesday evening but both the pilots bailed out safely. There was no loss of life or damage to property on the ground, Defence spokesman SD Goswami told PTI. The aircraft was to participate in IAF's...
  • IAF Sukhoi30 jets have a design flaw: Air Chief August 4, 2012

    Pune: Air Chief NAK Browne on Saturday said the IAF has identified a "design flaw" with the Russianmade supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi30 though nothing is wrong with its "airworthiness". "We have identified a FlyByWire problem with the aircraft. It is a design issue and we have taken it up with the...
  • IAF lost 33 fighter aircraft in mishaps since 2008 March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has lost 33 fighter aircraft, including three Sukhoi30MKI, in mishaps since 2008 and 26 defence personnel were killed in these crashes, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "During last three years20082011, and current year up to March, 33 fighter aircraft including one Jaguar, two...
  • IAF Chief flies Su30MKI to assure it is safe December 21, 2011

    Pune: A week after a Sukhoi30 MKI fighter plane crashed leading to grounding of the fleet, IAF chief NAK Browne on Wednesday took an hourlong sortie in the aircraft in Pune, in an exercise aimed at restoring the confidence of pilots. The Air Chief Marshal took off from Lohegaon air base...
  • IAF Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe November 30, 2009

    New Delhi: In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russianorigin combat jets crashed on Monday near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, but both the pilots ejected in time, an official said. The aircraft, which took off from Bareilly airbase, was participating...
  • President Patil's groundbreaking sortie creates waves November 26, 2009

    The President of India went in for an image makeover as she donned the Gsuit and travelled in a fighter plane the Sukhoi fighter jet. She did not travel at supersonic speeds but sure created a record of being the oldest woman to have flown in a Sukhoi 30...
  • President Patil pitches for women pilots in IAF November 25, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil swapped her saree for a Gsuit and flew into history on Wednesday when she became the oldest woman to fly in a Sukhoi 30 fighter jet. After her approximately 40 minute sortie in an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi 30 MKI the President said she is confident...
  • Patil makes history, flies in a Sukhoi November 25, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil created history by becoming the first woman president to fly in a fighter jet, the Sukhoi30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF), on Wednesday morning. The aircraft commanded by Wing Commander S Sajan took off smoothly in the slightly chilly, but sunny early winter morning from the...
  • Pratibha Patil toes Kalam's line, to fly in Sukhoi November 24, 2009

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil will on Wednesday do what no woman before her has ever done fly in a Sukhoi30MKI, an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet. All preparation for the 30minute flight, which will take off from the Lohegaon Air Force base on the outskirts of Pune, are...
  • President Pratibha Patil to fly in fighter jet November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Pratibha Patil is 74 years old, the President of the country and she will do what no woman has done before when she flies in a Sukhoi, a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet on November 25. IAF vice chief Air Vice Marshal PK Barbora on Tuesday said...
  • Air Force to add 126 fighters to fleet March 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force is all set to acquire 126 new fighter aircraft and 40 additional Sukhoi30 this year to augment its fleet, Chief of Air Staff S P Tyagi was quoted by news agency PTI as saying on Monday. Negotiations for the purchase of fighter aircraft were on and...