“From the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal”: the zone of responsibility of the new Su-30MKI squadron was named in India


In India, the day before, the official representative of the country's air force announced that in the near future the official formation of the 222nd squadron of the air forces, equipped with modernized Su-30MKI fighters, would take place.


We are talking about the squadron, which was called "Tiger Sharks." It differs from other fighter squadrons of the Indian Air Force in that it will contain only those Su-30MKIs that are converted for the possibility of using BrahMos aircraft-based cruise missiles. Military unit based aviation India will be in Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) in the south of the country.

The formation of the 222nd squadron is carried out after the completion of the Su-30MKI test complex with BrahMos missiles. Indian pilots experienced updated modifications of the Su-30MKI, carrying out missile launches on targets on land and at sea. Tests by the Indian command were considered successful.

From the statement of the official representative of the Air Force of India:

The area of ​​responsibility of the Tiger Shark squadron will be a vast region. Given the capabilities of the BrahMos cruise missiles, the borders of this region are as follows: from the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal.

Commander of the Southern Command of the Indian Air Force Marshal of Aviation Amit Tiwari:

The Indian Ocean region borders three continents and plays an important role in ensuring regional peace, security and prosperity. The Indian Air Force is a strategically important force, and we are ready to expand our coverage area. This became possible due to the equipment of Su-30MKI fighters with 2,5-ton BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

The 222nd Tiger Shark Squadron is the successor to the squadron of the same name, which was formed in India in 1969. Then, she was armed with Su-7 aircraft.
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  1. Livonetc 16 January 2020 08: 48 New
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    "Tiger sharks."
    It is interesting by what principle the names are assigned.
    1. Hunter 2 16 January 2020 09: 04 New
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      Having talked with the Hindus, I can say one thing ... they have indestructible love for everything that is Loud and Brilliant. The tiger shark is the highest known predator of the Indian Ocean, which is why the 222 squadron deserves only such a “frightening” name!
      The Chinese and the Pakistanis ... on the idea should tremble! bully
  2. rocket757 16 January 2020 08: 53 New
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    “From the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal”: the zone of responsibility of the new Su-30MKI squadron was named in India

    loudly stated ... let's see how they get it.
    1. antivirus 16 January 2020 09: 07 New
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      according to this logic, the Russian Federation also controls (on Su) from Kaliningrad to Reykjavik-Newfowland and from Crimea to the Canary Islands, and from Kamchatka to Utah, etc.
      do not need strategic missile forces
      1. rocket757 16 January 2020 09: 11 New
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        Quote: antivirus
        by this logic

        What are their desires, Wishlist? ... these are their plans, ambitions, let them.
        Want and be able, the difference is fundamental.
        1. antivirus 16 January 2020 09: 12 New
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          Americans will give yasak - they will control
          with Israel and KSA-Indus choir relationship
      2. Zaurbek 16 January 2020 09: 12 New
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        We do not have such a CD on tactical aircraft .... and indeed no.
        1. rocket757 16 January 2020 09: 25 New
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          The conversation is not about us and not at all about what is ... but it seems to be.
  3. bessmertniy 16 January 2020 08: 53 New
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    Curiously, the Indian Air Force’s area of ​​responsibility is essentially extended to the entire Middle East. Not to mention the entire Indian Ocean. what
  4. knn54 16 January 2020 09: 03 New
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    Already the 15th (in my opinion) Squadron "30". PLAN THIS YEAR TO COME TO 300 CARS. "Capricious" Indians anyway that they will not accept
    1. Zaurbek 16 January 2020 09: 28 New
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      And here are a few options ... F15 and Su30
  5. Old26 17 January 2020 13: 35 New
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    Quote: rocket757
    “From the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal”: the zone of responsibility of the new Su-30MKI squadron was named in India

    loudly stated ... let's see how they get it.

    Nothing but a loud statement. If from the air base in a straight line through the territory of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt - then to the Suez Canal 5300 km. The practical range of the SU-30MKI with 1 refueling is 5200. And if outside the territory of these countries - at least 6200 km to the Suez Canal. And this is something like with two refueling. All this is doubtful