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India faces China with the purchase of 20 new MiG-29s from Russia

NEW DELHI, (BM) – The Indian Air Force intends to acquire from Russia 21 multi-purpose fourth-generation supersonic fighter Mig-29, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a sources from the Indian military sphere.

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“The Indian Air Force intends to purchase 21 Russian MiG-29 light fighters, including two trainers,” the source quoted the publication as saying.

He also noted that this would be done to replace the current Indian Air Force in service with the MiG-21 fighters and indicated that the MiG-29 fighters were needed to strengthen the combat capabilities of Indian military aircraft.

In addition, the source said that the country’s government intends to consider this proposal of the Indian Air Force and that deliveries of fighter jets can begin two years after the signing of an agreement with the Russian side.

Note, as BulgarianMilitary.com reported earlier, on June 18 it became known that India plans to introduce trade barriers and increase duties by about 300 imported goods.

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