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    India's Deputy Minister Flies Su-30MKI Fighter at Punjab Air Base

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    Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs flew a Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighter, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju flew a Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI (Flanker-H) multirole fighter, developed for the Indian Air Force, at the Halwara airbase in the country's northern Punjab state on Wednesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    During the 30-minute flight, which included aerobatic maneuvers, Rijiju was accompanied by Group Captain P. Agnihotri.

    In 2015, the Indian minister of state for Skill Development, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and for Defence Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh, took part in similar flights on board a Su-30MKI.

    The Sukhoi Su-30MKI super-maneuverable fighter jet is a version of the Su-30MK developed for India by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. The Indian Air Force has a fleet of over 200 Russia-designed aircraft built under license by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

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