13 September 2010

Indian Air Force Concludes Sukhoi Su30 Training Programme for Malaysian Pilots

13 September 2010

IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI (photo : Militaryphotos)

Kuala Lumpur, (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF)’s two-year-plus stint in training their Malaysian counterparts to operate the Russian-made Sukhoi Su30-MKM Flankers came to an end on Sunday.

The 53-member IAF team of air and technical crew, led by Group Captain K.V.R. Raju, had been working with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) since March 2008.

“The RMAF’s 11th Squadron is now capable of operating on their own after achieving the required standards,” The New Straits Times quoted Raju, as saying.

“My team and I are proud to have been a part of the efforts of imparting invaluable operational experience to them via the best possible training programme available,” he added.

The IAF has been operating the Sukhoi Su30 for the past 12 years, while Malaysia acquired the jets in 2007. (ANI)


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