SU-30 MKI : Twin seater twin engine multirole fighter of Russian origin which carries 130 mm GSH gun alongwith 8000 kg external armament. It is capable of carrying a variety of medium-range guided air to air missiles with active or semi-active radar or Infra red homing close range missiles.
IAF had undertaken the successful climbing of Mt. Everest on 21 May 2011 by Flt Lt Nivedita, Sgt Raju Sindhu and on 25 May 11 by Sqn Ldr D Panda, Flt Lt Rajika Sharma, Jwo J Singh and Sgt Ganesh Singh Pokhariya. The successful ascent of Mt. Everest brings laurels to the country as well as the IAF.