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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

India's modified Su-30 can strike China with nuclear warhead: report

BrahMos Equiped Su-30MKIIndia will now be able to strike "deep into the heart of China" with a nuclear missile after making modifications to its powerful Su-30MKI multirole fighter jet, according to a report from the Washington-based National Interest magazine.

India's Strategic Forces Command is said to have modified 42 of its Su-30MKI aircraft so that they can carry air-launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles.

New Delhi already has around 200 Su-30MKI aircraft in its arsenal and plans to eventually acquire 282 of the fourth-generation combat fighter, which is intended to be the "backbone" of the Indian Air Force through 2020 and beyond.

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