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India turns to Russia for fighters with sense of urgency

24th June 2020 - 23:07 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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Amidst Chinese violations in the western sector of the Line of Actual Control, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was expected to discuss delivery of additional Su-30 and MiG-29 fighters on a three-day visit to Moscow that started on 22 June. Expediting delivery of the S-400 Triumf anti-missile system was also on his agenda.

It is likely that advance payments could be used from the pandemic-allotted budget, an official said.

The stand-off with China has sped up government-to-government discussions that have been held for over three years for 12 new Su-30MKIs to replace aircraft lost in accidents, and 21 second-hand MiG-29UPGs

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