The Russian Air Force pilots will explore the peculiarities in conducting operations in the sky over South Asia. This is one of the tasks of the visit to India of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force. Col. General Victor Bondarev has already met with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan). General Bondarev will visit the National Defence Academy and the Su-30 Squadron of the Indian Air Force and meet with cadets of the Air Force Academy at Hyderabad.:grouphug2: All this shows growing cooperation between the militaries of Russia and India, says commentator of the Moscow-based â€œIndependent Military Reviewâ€ magazine Vladimir Scherbakov. â€œAt present, this concerns holding joint military exercises more often and closer cooperation in training experts and sharing experience. For one, the Indian Air Force has already acquired solid experience in using the Su-30 fighter jets. The Russian Air Force started receiving these advanced jets not long ago. And our specialists are interested in the operating experience of these aircraft in the climate over the Indian subcontinent,â€ Scherbakov said. The flight training experience acquired under the conditions that distinguish from habitual is very important for military pilots of the two countries.:ranger: The coincidence of the visit of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force to India with the Avia Indra-2014, the Russian-Indian joint air force exercises can hardly be considered as an accidentally happened event. On Monday, a large group of Russian pilots and aviation specialist arrived in Halwara Indian Air Force Station in Punjab. They will fly together with their Indian colleagues on board Su-30 MKI fighter jets and Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters and provide services. Earlier, in August and September, during the first phase of the Avia Indra exercises, Indian pilots and specialists acquainted with the specifics of the use of Su-30SM fighter jets, Mi-35 and Mi-8 helicopters at several Russian landfills. Russian and Indian pilots trained to carry out flights using weapons. Joint Russian-Indian crew repulsed attacks by a conditional enemy by launching missiles from the S-400, S-300, Buk-M1 and Pantsir-S1 air defence systems. The Russian stage of the Avia Indra-2014 exercises was headed by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Col. General Victor Bondarev. Read more: Russian military pilots explore Indian sky - News - Economy - Russian Radio =========== I wonder!! Does these moves on part of Russia has many things to do with the current world scenario.