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  1. samika

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    Navy inducts its most modern fighters




    The Navy inducted its most modern fighter — the MiG-29 K — at a ceremony here on Friday but the fighting machines will remain landlocked for the next three years due to the massive delay in the Gorshkov aircraft carrier that was to arrive from Russia in 2008.



    While six of the modern fighters — which the Navy says with some justification are even more advanced than the IAF’s Su-30 MKI — have arrived in Goa and have been inducted into the Black Panthers squadron, they will remain confined to shore-based operations and training programme till 2013-14 when the aircraft carrier is finally expected to arrive.



    The aircraft were inducted at a ceremony at the Hansa airbase by Defence Minister A K Antony in the presence of Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.



    While the Navy is trying to make the most of the aircraft and is even setting up a land-based training facility — complete with aircraft carrier style ski jump and arrestor wires — at the Hansa airbase, the fact remains that the fighters will spend one tenth of their flying life — they have a shelf life of 30 years — flying only from land.

    Navy inducts its most modern fighters


    Can someone explain the bold part?
     
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  3. gowthamraj

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    maybe because it's newly developed. .. but it not much level working truck like su-30mki
     
  4. DMLA

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    most likely media distorting the facts! They would have told that the flankers are inferior by which they would have meant the Su-33 in russian navy service!! Not the mki's......