Saturday, January 16, 2010

Russia and India are set to jointly develop helicopters, infantry fighting vehicles and a fifth-generation fighter

Following a meeting of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military cooperation, Indian Defense Minister A. K. Antony is moving ahead with the two countries cooperation agreement for 2011-2020.

The cooperation include the modernization of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier (formerly the Admiral Gorshkov) for the Indian navy, the transfer of technology for the licensed assembly of T-90 tanks in India, the production of BrahMos missiles and the purchase of Smerch MLRS by India.

It also includes modernizing MiG-27 Flogger ground support aircraft, Su-30MKI fighter jets, T-72M1 and T-90S tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles currently in service with the Indian Armed Forces.

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