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Raju inaugurates Sukhoi overhaul dept at HAL

india Updated: Mar 20, 2010 20:41 IST

Union minister of state for Defence M M Pallam Raju today inaugurated a new overhauling department of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft at Hindustan Aeronautics Limiteds (HAL) engine division in Sunabeda here.

Officials said Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin-engine, military aircraft developed by Russia's Shukhoi Aviation Corporation and is overhauled at HAL's Sunabeda unit prior to its supply to the Indian Air Force.

It is a two-seater, dual role fighter for all weather, air-to-air, air-to-surface deep interdiction mission, officials added.

The minister who reached Sunabeda in a special helicopter also reviewed the performance of the Engine division in last few years.