Indian Air Force

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate induction of Su-30 fighter squadron

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would inaugurate the induction ceremony of SU-30 fighter squadron at the Air Force Station in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said on Wednesday.

At a press meet here, Air Marshal Tiwari said this would be the second frontline fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be based in South.

The induction ceremony would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities, he said. The maritime strike squadron inducted in the IAF is also armed with the indigenous Brahmos missile, the Air Marshal Tiwari, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command, said.

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