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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

India Orders 10 Jets




MOSCOW -- India plans to buy 10 more Russian Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets in a contract worth about $350 million, Interfax said Wednesday.


The Soviet Union was India's chief arms supplier and Moscow still supplies much of New Delhi's military equipment.


Under a current military agreement, the two countries are developing anti-tactical ballistic missile systems as well as upgrading MiG-21 fighters and T-72 tanks that India already possesses.


The purchase of the Sukhoi-30MKI jets is part of an agreement concluded in 1996 under which India agreed to purchase at least 40 Russian military jets before 2002, Interfax said.