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India likely to buy additional batch of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets: Official

A Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jet seen during Bars-2018, a joint air exercise hold by the Russian Aerospace Forces and Serbian Air Force and Air Defence, at the Batajnica Air Base. Alexander Ryumin/TASS. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

MOSCOW, Mar 17, 2020, TASS. India is very much likely to buy an extra batch of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said on Monday, TASS reported.

“There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets,” he said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel.

India currently has more than 60 MiG-29 aircarft.

According to Shugayev, Russia has good chances to take part in India’s tender for the purchase of 110 fighter jets that is to be announced soon. It was reported earlier that the Russian side planned to take part in this tender with its MiG-35 fighter jets.

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