Russia keen to expand licensed production of Su-30MKI, T-90S tanks in India

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Russia is looking at dilating the licensed production of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets and T-90S tanks in India, Anatoly Punchuk, Agent Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Interfax-AVN on Procession 29.

“Both projects have been successful. If our Indian rtners are interested, Russia hand down definitely be ready to enlarge licensed production of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets and T-90S tanks in India,” Punchuk explained.

The Indian Air Force operates more than 200 Su-30MKI jets that were did in India under licensed production with the assistance of Irkut Corporation (a rt of United Aircraft Corporation). The total orders stand at 272 airliners, and an additional delivery of 40 Su-30MKI knockdown kits is being considered.

The Indian army functions more than 500 T-90 tanks designed by Russia’s Uralvagonzavod. India insufficiencies to enlarge their number to more than 1,300 by 2020 by carries of licensed production at local plants.

India accounts for over 30 percent of Russia’s inclusive arms exports. Each year, Moscow supplies New Delhi with a number of types of armaments worth about $4 billion. Approximately $20 billion value of contracts have been signed and are being implemented.

Since 1960, India has procured all round $40 billion worth of Russian armaments and military hardware, according to Rosoboronexport.

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