Indian Air Force Su-30MKI will send and Il-78 military exercise in France
Indian Air Force Su-30MKI multi-purpose fighter
Indian Air Force Il-78MKI’s Russian-made equipment, air refueling
According to Russia’s” military system News “Web site March 29, 2010 reported that in order to expand globally aerial ability, Indian Air Force in 2010 and held the French to participate and British fighter aircraft of the Air Force to participate in the exercise.
According to Indian Defense Ministry announced that the French Air Force participated in the exercise code-named Garud will be held in France in June, while the British Royal Air Force will participate in similar exercises in the Indian state of West Bengal in October held.
already is the fourth exercise held Garud, Indian Air Force will send air superiority Su-30MKI fighters, IL-76 will also send heavy tanker. The Il-78 tanker aircraft will expand the Indian Air Force’s strategic capability. Expected, the French side will send “Rafale” fighter planes and various types of “Mirage” 2000 fighters. As we all know, “Rafale” fighter on behalf of France participated in the procurement of 126 multi-role fighter in India’s international tender.
India – the first French air exercises held in India in 2003, the second exercise was held in France in 2005, third flight was held in India in 2007. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Xingyue)