India wants to add 33 new fighter jets to its inventory. According to the Mumbai-based The Economic Times, India wants to procure new platforms “urgently.”
New Delhi wants to procure 21 MiG-29 (NATO Code: Fulcrum) aircraft and 12 Su-30MKI from Russia. If an agreement is reached, the delivery of the platforms will be provided within two years following the signing of the contract.
The modernized version of the Su-30Ks for the foreign market of the Su-30, which can simultaneously engage in 10 separate air targets, will be produced by India-based Hindustan Aeronautics.
The new platforms will replace THE MIG-21s, which are scheduled to retire within the next five years.