21 January, 2020
3 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the deployment and its significance for India’s presence in IOR; about the geopolitical importance of IOR
News: Adding teeth to India’s air and maritime dominance in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), a squadron of fourth-generation fighter jets Sukhoi-30 MKI equipped with the BrahMos missile was inducted on Monday at the airforce station in Thanjavur in the Southern Air Command.
With a combat radius of nearly 1500-km without requiring a refuel, Sukhoi 30 jets have been modified to carry BrahMos air-to-surface missiles with a range of nearly 300 km, giving them the capacity to conduct long-range precision strikes.
About the squadron
Advantage for India’s presence in IOR
Importance of IOR
Source: Indian Express
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