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Old June 29th, 2011, 02:17 AM
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Mig 29 crash in Russia freezes further Indian buys



Possible further Indian orders for Russian-made MiG-29K aircraft await the results of an investigation into a June 23 crash in Russia of a trainer version of the aircraft.

A June 23 crash of a MiG 29K trainer in Russia has cast doubt on India’s future orders of the fighter jet. (Indian Ministry of Defence)
India ordered 16 MiG 29Ks for $650 million in 2004, intended to fly off the Russian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, formerly called the Admiral Gorshokov
A repeat order for $1.5 billion was placed in early 2010 for 29 additional MiG-29Ks.

On June 23, an MiG-29K trainer version of the aircraft crashed in south Russia, killing its two-member crew. Russia grounded the entire MiG-29 fleet till the probe is over, a senior official in the Indian Defence Ministry said.

Defence Ministry sources said additional MiG-29K orders are not assured as the crash has cast a shadow on the credibility of the aircraft itself.

An Indian Navy official said the five MiG 29Ks India has received from Russia may also be grounded.

The Indian Navy plans to use the MiG-29K aircraft for its aircraft carriers, one of which is afloat while the remaining two are in the final stages of construction. Vikramaditya is undergoing refit in Russia, and the homemade Air Defence Ship is under construction at the Kochi shipyard.

In addition, the Navy has long-term plans to build three more carriers, sources said.

The MiG-29Ks were purchased as part of the contract to refit Vikramaditya, which is now expected to be inducted by early 2013, nearly five years behind scheduled. India and Russia haggled over price increases imposed by Moscow above the contracted amount of 2004. The Indian Navy agreed last year to pay about $2 billion more than the contracted amount.

A variant of the MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the MiG-35, was rejected by the Indian Air Force for the $10 billion Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft competition, along with the F-16 and F-18 of United States. The French Rafale and the Eurofighter were downselected.

Russia is also upgrading 65 MiG-29 aircraft for Indian under an $850 million contract signed in 2008.

Under the contract between India and the Russian Aircraft Corp. (RSK) MiG, the MiG-29 is to be upgraded from an aerial interceptor and air dominance aircraft to a fighter-bomber capable of striking mobile and stationary targets on the ground and at sea with high-precision weapons under all weather conditions.

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Re: Mig 29 crash in Russia freezes further Indian buys

I think they already made a movie "Rang De Basanti" starring Aamir Khan about these flying Russian coffins. Why are we still stuck to Russian technology is beyond me.
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Re: Mig 29 crash in Russia freezes further Indian buys

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Why are we still stuck to Russian technology is beyond me.

cos there is no technology available to us except this bulky-shit russian tech.

ashmirza will tell you more.
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Re: Mig 29 crash in Russia freezes further Indian buys

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I think they already made a movie "Rang De Basanti" starring Aamir Khan about these flying Russian coffins. Why are we still stuck to Russian technology is beyond me.
Money Money money.
I am sure our politicians have a standing deal with Russians. After all Russia is also corrupt. If India deals with US, the politicians wont get much.
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I think they already made a movie "Rang De Basanti" starring Aamir Khan about these flying Russian coffins. Why are we still stuck to Russian technology is beyond me.
MiG-21s are called flying coffin and movie itself had unnecessary made up facts.
MiG-21 are different from 29s, 29s are close combat air superiority fighter. one the best machine of its time.

apart from india, more than 10000+ units of MiG21s were made


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cos there is no technology available to us except this bulky-shit russian tech.

ashmirza will tell you more.
french, anglo are already in service
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Money Money money.
I am sure our politicians have a standing deal with Russians. After all Russia is also corrupt. If India deals with US, the politicians wont get much.
so is US, Pakis buy their weapons from US and see how clean zardari and co are



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Re: Mig 29 crash in Russia freezes further Indian buys

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MiG-21s are called flying coffin and movie itself had unnecessary made up facts.
MiG-21 are different from 29s, 29s are close combat air superiority fighter. one the best machine of its time.

apart from india, more than 10000+ units of MiG21s were made




french, anglo are already in service


so is US, Pakis buy their weapons from US and see how clean zardari and co are



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they were great for that time. time to junk the 29 and 21's... shud have junked them 2 decades ago.. dont know what got the navy to buy these 29's again... we need to emphasize on quality not quantity
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