Russia Submits Commercial Offer to Deliver 21 MiG-29 Jets to India
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Russia Submits Commercial Offer to Deliver 21 MiG-29 Jets to India

By IndraStra Global News Team 

Russia Submits Commercial Offer to Deliver 21 MiG-29 Jets to India

Image Source: Indian Air Force's MiG 29 / Screenshot taken from Bharat Sakhti's YouTube Channel

On July 21, 2021, Russia has handed over to India a commercial offer to deliver 21 MiG-29 fighters. Last year, India's Ministry of Defence gave its approval to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to speedily procure 21 MiG-29 fighter jets besides 12 Sukhoi MK1 from Russia

A spokesperson for Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Tuesday. "The Indian Air Force staff received a tender request for the supply of 21 aircraft in 2021. The Russian side has transferred to Indian partners the commercial offer that is now being considered by the customer," Sputnik quoted spokesperson Valeria Reshetnikova as saying on the sidelines of the MAKS-2021 international aerospace show. The Russian federal service said in February that the Indian government also decided in favor of purchasing the aircraft.

The international aerospace show is taking place in the Moscow Region from July 20-25. 

Back in June last year, sources had said the IAF had pushed a proposal to the government for acquiring new fighter aircraft, including 21 MiG-29s from Russia. The 21 MiG 29s that the IAF is planning to acquire are from Russia and meet its requirement of new fighters. 

The Air Force has three squadrons of the MiG-29s -- a twin-engine single-seat air superiority fighter aircraft -- which have been undergoing upgrades for extended life and are considered reliable in the air defense roles. 

(With reporting by ANI)

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