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Govt approves procurement of 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhois

Jul 02, 2020 18:21 IST

In a bid to boost India's air power, the defence ministry has approved procurement of 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI from Russia for the Indian Air Force. The ministry’s Defence Acquisition Council also gave its nod for the upgradation of existing 59 MiG-29 aircraft. The approval came on a day PM Modi and President Putin spoke about strengthening ties between the two countries. A statement from the defence ministry said the MIG-29 procurement and upgradation from Russia is estimated to cost ₹7,418 crores. The Su-30 MKI will be procured from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at an estimated cost of ₹10,730 crore.

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