Why India used mirage instead of Sukhoi?

Another reason why Mirage 2000 were chosen over Su-30 MKI for the Balakot strike was because of an Israeli system, the Spice 2000. It is an advance laser-guided system to convert any bomb into a GPS enabled missile capable of hitting enemy targets from a distance.

Did India lose a Sukhoi?

Indian officials acknowledged that one IAF jet was lost. Indian officials also claimed to have shot down a PAF’s F-16 jet. Pakistan rejected the Indian claim and said that the PAF did not suffer any losses in the dogfight. One IAF Mil Mi-17 helicopter was also lost due to a friendly fire incident.

Is Sukhoi made in India?

The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was accepted into the Indian Air Force in 2002, while the first Su-30MKI assembled in India entered service with the IAF in 2004. The IAF has nearly 260 Su-30MKIs in inventory as of January 2020.

Sukhoi Su-30MKI.

Su-30MKI
Developed from Sukhoi Su-30
Variants Sukhoi Su-30MKM

Is Pakistan Air Force stronger than India?

India’s Air Force is significantly stronger. On paper, the Indian Air Force is a more advanced and developed force than that of Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has over 65 thousand personnel and possesses nearly half the number of combat aircraft that India does.

Is Kaveri engine a failure?

However, the Kaveri programme failed to satisfy the necessary technical requirements or keep up with its envisaged timelines and was officially delinked from the Tejas programme in September 2008.

GTRE GTX-35VS Kaveri.

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GTX-35VS Kaveri
First run 1996
Major applications HAL Tejas, HAL AMCA
Number built 9

Which Sukhoi is the best?

The 9 Best Sukhoi Fighter Jets

  • Su-25.
  • Su-27.
  • Su-30.
  • Su-34.
  • Su-57.
  • Su-7.
  • Su-9.
  • Su-11.

Is Sukhoi 30 MKI 5th generation?

The Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) was a fifth-generation fighter concept, based on the Russian Sukhoi Su-57, that was being developed jointly by Sukhoi and HAL for the Indian Air Force.

Which country buys Tejas?

HAL is looking at setting up logistics facilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to woo the countries to buy Tejas and military helicopters. This is because having logistics facilities is key to selling the products and ensuring after-sales services.