somnath wrote:The Barrielly squadron is a dedicated R&S unit, wih the planes equipped with SAR sensors, mostly Israeli...this unit replaced the Mig25 squadron based there for the same purpose..
The other Su30 sqdns would not be equipped in the same configuration..
chiru wrote:@ somnath its true but wasnt there a pic of an mki, when it first landed in tezpur with a red pod underneath it, which was later confirmed to be a photo recce pod....
AFAIK, MKI doesn't need an external pod for SAR.
SAR mode is integrated within NIIP NO11M BARS. So, I find all this talk of Tezpur based MKIs not having SAR as very odd. Or am I missing something here?