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India set to buy 42 more Russian Su-30 fighter jets | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire
India set to buy 42 more Russian Su-30 fighter jets


India and Russia are negotiating a new contract on the delivery of 42 Su-30MKI to the Indian Air Force, an Indian newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing military sources.
According to the Daily News and Analysis newspaper, the new deal, which is reportedly worth more than $3 billion, has been in the works for several months.
The new air-superiority fighters will come on top of the 230 already contracted from Russia in three deals worth a total of $8.5 billion.
"The [new] order is being placed due to the insufficient number of fighter squadrons in the Indian Air Force and would allow us to eliminate potential threats," a source in the Indian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti.
India originally ordered 50 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia in 1996-98 and an additional 40 planes in 2007. Hindustani Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was also contracted to build 140 aircraft in India between 2003 and 2017 under a licensed production agreement.
The Indian Air Force currently has about 100 Su-30MKIs, mainly deployed at airbases close to the borders with China and Pakistan.
Analysts believe that India will remain the main purchaser of Russian-made combat aircraft for the next 15 years under existing and future contracts, as the country desperately needs to upgrade its fighter fleet, which includes Su-30MKI and MiG-29 fighters, but mainly consists of obsolete Soviet MiG-21 models.
NEW DELHI, March 2 (RIA Novosti)
 

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This could be thank you but no thank you kind of deal.
This could be to please the russians in case the Mig-35 is out of the race for MRCA, which looks to be the case.

India playing some great politics these days.

Win-win in every situation.:victory:
 

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This could be thank you but no thank you kind of deal.
This could be to please the russians in case the Mig-35 is out of the race for MRCA, which looks to be the case.

India playing some great politics these days.

Win-win in every situation.:victory:
to right win win 42 more su 30 and mig out of mrca
 

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This could be thank you but no thank you kind of deal.
This could be to please the russians in case the Mig-35 is out of the race for MRCA, which looks to be the case.

India playing some great politics these days.

Win-win in every situation.:victory:
Looks like same news repeating or maybe made formal. I heard we are going to add 40 more after 230 this number is 42 maybe because of 2 crash. Just kidding.
 

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More Su-30 MKI are welcome step but:

1. HAL should speed up the manufacturing.

2. The real need is bottom of the pyramid.

We should induct as many Tejas as soon as possible.
 

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Cool, so now we will have 272 Su 30 MKI + 126 MMRCA + 51 upgrade migrage + 250+ PAKFA + LCA + 78 Mig 29 + 45 Mig 29K+100 Mig27+ Mig 23s+ Mig 21 Bisons.. I am sure India will be a force to reckon with in world by 2020-2025 (it already is but we will become stronger). :Cheers:
 

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This could be thank you but no thank you kind of deal.
This could be to please the russians in case the Mig-35 is out of the race for MRCA, which looks to be the case.

India playing some great politics these days.

Win-win in every situation.:victory:
India already placed additional order for 29 more MiG-29K's.

GB
 

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Cool, so now we will have 272 Su 30 MKI + 126 MMRCA + 51 upgrade migrage + 250+ PAKFA + LCA + 78 Mig 29 + 45 Mig 29K+100 Mig27+ Mig 23s+ Mig 21 Bisons.. I am sure India will be a force to reckon with in world by 2020-2025 (it already is but we will become stronger). :Cheers:
You forgot the Jaguars. :smitten:
 

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Cool, so now we will have 272 Su 30 MKI + 126 MMRCA + 51 upgrade migrage + 250+ PAKFA + LCA + 78 Mig 29 + 45 Mig 29K+100 Mig27+ Mig 23s+ Mig 21 Bisons.. I am sure India will be a force to reckon with in world by 2020-2025 (it already is but we will become stronger). :Cheers:
and how will be image if F35 for Indian navy
 

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I think this is yet another sign that India will NOT go for Mig 35 and SH will be the choice for MMRCA.
 

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Cool, so now we will have 272 Su 30 MKI + 126 MMRCA + 51 upgrade migrage + 250+ PAKFA + LCA + 78 Mig 29 + 45 Mig 29K+100 Mig27+ Mig 23s+ Mig 21 Bisons.. I am sure India will be a force to reckon with in world by 2020-2025 (it already is but we will become stronger). :Cheers:
Lets check your list, what India will have in 2020

1. 272 SU-30MKI ----> Yes
2. 126 MMRCA ----> Yes (may be more than 126)
3. 51 upgraded mirage ----> Yes
4. 250 PAKFA -----> No (as it will start coming only in 2017)
5. 250 LCA ---> LCA (will definitely come, not sure abtout numbers)
6. 78 mig 29 ---> Yes (may be more of the advanced version)
7. 45 mig 29K (Navy) ---> Yes
8. 100 mig27 ----> Yes (they are upgadred but by 2020, we may have 60 odd mig27)
9. Mig23 ----> No (All ready phased out)
10. Mig21 bison ---> No (will be phased out by 2020)
11. Jaguars ---> Yes (You forget to mention it.)
 

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