The embassy of the Republic of India in Moscow hosted a meeting dedicated to the 50 anniversary since the beginning of deliveries of the MiG-21 fighter jets to the Ministry of Defense of India. This event marked the beginning of the interaction of the two countries in the field of military-technical cooperation.
According to the press service of the RAC "MiG", in connection with the anniversary, Sergei Korotkov, Director General of the Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG", presented the model of MiG fighters to the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation Mr. Ajai Malhotra 29K and MiG-29UPG.
The event was attended by the Air Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation Commodore aviation Vikram Singh, naval attache at the Embassy of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation Commodore Bhave Ajay Vinay, Deputy General Director for Marketing, MiG RSK Mikhail Globenko.
Speaking at the meeting, A. Malhotra noted that the half-century experience of joint work on MiG aircraft is a good example of the effectiveness of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation, which is based on friendly relations between the two states.
In turn, S. Korotkov stressed that the Indian Air Force was among the first foreign customers to receive the most advanced MiG aircraft.
A characteristic feature of the key MiG fighter projects was the consistent development of scientific and industrial cooperation and technology transfer processes. In particular, the MiG-21 and MiG-27 combat aircraft were manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under license.
As the head of RSK MiG noted, in modern projects such as the MiG-29К / KUB and MiG-29UPG, national Indian structures act as full participants at all stages of the programs.
“MiG Corporation is interested in further expanding cooperation with government, military and scientific-industrial structures of India,” S. Korotkov stressed.
Chronicle of cooperation with the Republic of India through the RAC "MiG"
1962 g. - supply agreement for MiG-21;
1963, the first deliveries of the Indian Air Force MiG-21F-13;
1964 g. - HAL Corporation develops production of MiG-21FL;
1965 g. - Delivery of the Indian Air Force MiG-21FL and MiG-21U;
1967 g. - HAL Corporation transferred the first MiG-21 to the Indian Air Force, built under license;
1971 - HAL masters the production of the MiG-21M;
1973 - HAL Corporation transferred the first MiG-21М to the Indian Air Force;
1977 g. - Delivery of the Indian Air Force MiG-21bis;
1980 g. - The supply of Indian Air Force MiG-23;
1982 g. - Delivery of Indian Air Force MiG-25RB and MiG-23МФ;
1983 – 1987 - serial production of MiG-21bis at the factory HAL under license;
1986-1995 - Supply of Indian Air Force MiG-29;
1988-1997 - serial production of the MiG-27ML at the HAL plant under license;
1996-2005 - Modernization of the MiG-21UPG with the participation of HAL and the Sokol plant;
2004-2006 - integration on board the MiG-29K / KUB components Indian development;
2009-2011 - shipments of the Indian Navy MiG-29K / KUB under the contract 2004 g .;
July-August 2012 - MiG-29K / KUB flights from the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya;
from December 2012 - the supply of the Indian Air Force modernized MiG-29UPG aircraft;
From December 2012, the - the beginning of deliveries of aviation of the Indian Navy MiG-29K / KUB under the contract 2010,
The announcement of the anniversary date is publicly available on the RAC MiG website.