India is likely to cement several arms deals, including that of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI and MiG-29 fighters, with Russia in October at the next session of the Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military Industrial Cooperation, reports AIN Online.
The deals could reportedly include a contract for 18 additional kits for the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI heavyweight multirole fighter for assembly at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Nasik plant. The Su-30 deal would bring the number of such aircraft procured since 1999 to 240.
Besides, the IAF would receive “over 20” used MiG-29 lightweight interceptors from its Russian counterpart for their subsequent conversion into MiG-29 UPG multirole aircraft.
The additional Su-30 MKI and MiG-29 jets will add two more squadrons to the IAF fighter fleet, DNA has reported. Read More