Austin wrote:India to train Vietnam air force in flying Sukhoi
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation ... 32654.htmlExpanding its outreach in China's backyard, India will train Sukhoi-30 pilots of Vietnam.
The two sides today agreed to train the pilots. This is the second major training programme after Vietnamese Navy was trained by Indian Navy in operating Russian-origin kilo-class submarines.
The agreement was signed at a meeting between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart Gen Ngo Xuan Lich on Monday in New Delhi.
Vietnam operates Sukhoi-30 MK2 while India operates the Sukhoi-30 MKI.
Indian flanker pilots will train Vietnamese flanker pilots who may fly against Chinese flanker pilots.