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Is India's new Su-30MKI fighter squadron with BrahMos missiles enough to calm China in the region?

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In a step toward enhancing jointness, Chief of the Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat inaugurated a new squadron at Thanjavur Air Force Station in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu . “Su-30 MKI along with the BrahMos will be a gamechanger which will extensively enhance the security of the maritime domain,” Rawat said.

Indeed, the BrahMos anti-ship missile – a success story of Indo-Russian defense partnership – is a highly potent weapon boasting supersonic speeds with a range of about 300km and renders most countermeasures invalid. The missile was reportedly successfully test-fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI in May 2019, scoring a direct hit on the target. The Sukhois, which have a range of around 1,200km,........

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