New Delhi has approached Moscow for one more squadron of most sophisticated supersonic Sukhoi-30MKIs fighters for its air-force. Reliable defence industry sources in Russia told Indian media that India wants Sukhoi to provide Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) with the raw materials and sub-systems needed to build 18 more Sukhoi-30MKIs at its Nashik facility.
Production of this additional tranche can begin in 2020, when HAL Nashik completes delivery of an ongoing contract for building 222 of the twin-engine, heavy fighters. Russia’s defence export agency, Rosoboronexport, is currently working on an offer and a price. Read More