Chief of Royal Malaysian Air Force calls on Indian Air Chief
General Tan Sri Dato Sri Rodzali Bin Daud, Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force who was on a four-day visit to India, called on Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff. The meeting saw a wide range of bilateral issues being discussed which relate to the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries. As there is a commonality of aircraft being operated by the two air forces, General Rodzali Bin Daud also visited IAF`s Pune airbase to see the training facilities of Su-30MKIs and Ozar base repair depot in Nasik which houses MiG-29 upgrade and overhaul facility as well as Su-30 manufacturing facility.
A team of IAF pilots and technicians were in Malaysia in 2008 for a period of two years to train the Malaysian pilots, weapon system operators (WSO) and maintenance staff for the smooth induction and operation of their newly acquired Su-30MKM fighter aircraft. IAF has also assisted them in setting up a Systems School for the Su-30MKM at Gong Kedak Air Base.