Wednesday, March 3, 2010

India is Negotiating for 42 Su-30MKI 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.

RIA Novosti

12 comments:

Whats useless?

The fact your mother dances for Baloch and Pushtun kings in Lahore as a Mujra?

or is it that your nation is begging for chump change, with its beggar bowl at hand on live television or infront of institutions organized by United Nations for Beggars like Pakistan?


Tehran times today quotes the revolutionary guards suspects ISI links with Junallah group and infective crack down by Pakistan shows ties with the ISI and terrorist organizations.

Afghanistan calls dirty Pakis, Terrorist supporters.

Iran calls dirty Pakis supporters of Terrorism

India calls Dirty Pakis supporters of Terrorism.

Baltistan calls Dirty Pakis supporters of Terrorism.

Russia calls dirty Pakis supporters of Terrorism.

Even Baloch call your dirty Pakis supporters of Terrorism.

What more?

Now you inbred Pakis will call India, Israel and US as some Zionic Alliance? Haha, no wonder Pakistan is a failed state soon to be disarmed of its nukes from a trilateral agreement from its neighbours.

Beggars

The United States plans to send 1,000 laser-guided bomb kits to Pakistan later this month and is also on track to deliver 18 F-16 fighter jets.
Dont cry Mr Tushar Its not your fault its double and dirty game of your weak government and RAW.
US and world knows the true face of india and its dirty double game in Afganistan.
No matter whatever jelous low life indians say the world knows the truth if it was not the case then why they supported pakistan stance in London and did not even bother to invite india actually kiched out India from Londaon.
Most recently india got shut up from saudia.

India got shut up from Saudi Arabia?

Do you know Saudis King just openly declared support for Indias Mission in Afghanistan?

Do you know the Saudi King wants to double our Bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia to over 50$ Billion in 3 years.

Pakistan is Saudi Arabias little whore. The Saudis trade with Pakistan is under $2 Billion at max. You don;t influence Saudi Arabia.


Just because the Saudis built a Mosque in Islamabad, the Pakis have become Mujras for the Saudi Kings.

The Whole world is against India? India got kicked out of England?

I think this Dumb Inbred Naeem is thinking of the Turkey Meet on Afghanistan.

The Turkish leader on his Visit to India last month clearly explained that the Reason India was snubbed out of the meeting was because Pakistan was crying like a whore.

He said Turkey will make it up to India, and also said Turkeys true goals lie with India, and not Pakistan in the strategic sphere.

He also wants Turkey to sign a FTA (free trade agreement) with India before the end of this year, which will Quadruple Bilateral trade worth.

Pakistan on the other hand is turkeys little whore. No countries have bilateral trade with Pakistan because Pakistan is a little whore, which is only good at producing Terrorism.


The Iranians, Indians, Afghans, Americans, English, French, Italian, German, Russian, and even Bangladeshis and Nepalis support this claim.


If you want proof, I can post links from offical country specific government sponsered news websites of these Countries.

Beggar

230 + 42 = 272 Su30MKI. Wow!

Fleet size of 272 is even larger than that of the proposed MRCA (126).

IAF and state officials must have been very satisfied with the Indian Flankers (at $40 million per copy).

What the fuck is this Tushar guy? A shameless creature. Not have been taught modesty by its parents.

It is called 'flamebaiting,' a silly way to get attention.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamebait

Back to the topic:

Americans industries like to 'NextGen this' and 'NextGen that' in recent arm sale promotion while rarely being able to deliver product on time, on spec and on budget. Pity. Russian and Indian's approach with Su-30MKI stands in sharp contrast: a supremely good product delivered on time, on spec and costs less than half of its Western equivalent (F15K is rumored to cost around $100 million, each).

In that respect, BRAVO to the MKI program management team.

Great move by India. Wow what an airforce India is building. 3rd largest airforce in the world. Much larger than France, Germany Britain. By 2025:

5th gen fighters
250 FGFA / PAK-FA

4.5 Gen aircraft
270+ Su-30 MKI
56 Mirage 2000 upgraded
70+ Mig-29
24 Mig-29 K / KUBs
150+ LCA

4th gen
100 + Jaguars
100+ Mig-27
100+ Mig-21 Bison

250 FGFA + 270 Su30MKI + (126?) MRCA

Such a mix alone would already be unbeatable.

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