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The delegation of the Ministry of Defense of India will discuss in Moscow the conditions for the conclusion of new contracts

The Indian Defense Ministry intends to conclude with the Russian Federation as far as contracts for the purchase of military equipment and the modernization of transport aircraft, reports MIC with reference to the newspaper "The Economic Times".

"We are talking about a deep modernization of military transport aircraft IL-76MD and tanker aircraft IL-78MKI Indian Air Force worth 42,5 billion rupees, as well as buying 150 new combat vehicles BMP-2K for 9,5 billion rupees (total $ 800 million .) "- said the newspaper military source.

In addition, the Defense Ministry plans to order two 877 “Halibus” project in Russia.

“These issues, as well as the continuation of work on a joint project to create a fifth-generation fighter PAK FA with the intention to buy 154 vehicles of this class will be discussed in Moscow at the upcoming meeting of the Russian-Indian commission on military-technical cooperation”, - writes the Indian edition, specifying that the meeting will be held 2 November.

“Modernization of the military transport park aviation and refueling aircraft of the Indian Air Force will allow not only to extend the service life of the Il-76MD and Il-78MKI in service, but also significantly improve their performance, including through the installation of new avionics, ”the newspaper notes.

The six planes planned for modernization should receive modern Russian engines, “as a result, the payload of these machines will increase and their range will significantly expand,” writes “The Economic Times”.

As for the BMP, it is planned to assemble them under license in India, presumably at Ordnance Factory Board.
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  1. Engineer
    Engineer 29 October 2015 15: 12
    Agree on the construction of Avik! This will truly be the achievement of our defense industry!
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 29 October 2015 15: 29
      I would still ask India ... Against whom is all this? They’re buying it up terribly ... (we will sell of course ..))) But this does not mean that it will work ... It depends on how you use it! (we can teach, but guarantees are needed)))) hi
      1. DanSabaka
        DanSabaka 29 October 2015 15: 32
        Against whom is all this?

        stupid question...
        India is at war with Pakistan, and at war with China ....
        1. crazyrom
          crazyrom 30 October 2015 02: 44
          Hindus well done, do not trifle. If you buy then 50, 100, 150 pieces.
          Against whom is all this?

          Just in case, no one climbed. It is better to have and not to use than not to have when necessary.
      2. Sober
        Sober 29 October 2015 22: 15
        So, like, was India always loyal to us? Or am I missing something?
    2. vodolaz
      vodolaz 29 October 2015 15: 33
      Hindus are quietly glancing in arms like this. And it's good that our weapons.
    3. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 29 October 2015 15: 54
      Quote: Engineer
      Agree on the construction of Avik!

      Already built one, barely got out.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 29 October 2015 16: 07
      I do not even know. Over a billion people live in animal poverty. And they don’t spare money on weapons. And no civil protests. The mentality is ...
  2. vorobey
    vorobey 29 October 2015 15: 14
    what is there to discuss ... in the morning money for lunch chairs .. laughing
  3. fregina1
    fregina1 29 October 2015 15: 14
    To fraternize with the Indians, but always to make it clear ..... India will not buy, Pakistan will buy ...... Diversification of supplies ..... otherwise nothing .... let them then think twice! They certainly friends phai phai ....... but first of all think about yourself
    1. venaya
      venaya 29 October 2015 15: 21
      Quote: fregina1
      They are of course friends phai phai ... but first of all, think about yourself

      You have to think about yourself, and hope for an increase in oil prices, per barrel. It too offends our dignity.
  4. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 29 October 2015 15: 16
    Need to help neighbors. especially if the neighbors are almost 1.5 lard ...
  5. roskot
    roskot 29 October 2015 15: 24
    Collaboration continues. And our factories should work for their homeland.
  6. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 29 October 2015 15: 38
    If all the same, our people are able to push through the contract for PAK FA, it will be the contract of the century for our defense industry. The more aircraft will be produced, the lower the cost, and if there is such a contract, it is possible to increase production capacity without attracting additional funds, which will have a beneficial effect on the defense order in general. Having an order for 150 infantry fighting vehicles will help the Kurganmashzavod to painlessly switch to the production of Kurganets -25, which in turn will be used by the Russian army. Something like this ....
    1. wk
      wk 30 October 2015 02: 49
      Quote: Dimon19661
      If all the same, our people are able to push through the contract for PAK FA, this will be the contract of the century for our defense industry.

      why push the PAK FA so far far to the characteristics declared in those tasks .... but the jambs have gotten a lot .... PAK FA unfortunately is only a concept so far!
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  7. Platonich
    Platonich 29 October 2015 17: 16
    Yes, you need to be friends with India, but in no case do not let down the timing of the supply of weapons! This does not color us, but only humiliates us!
  8. TIO1969
    TIO1969 29 October 2015 17: 53
    For India, the modernization of the IL-76MD and IL-78MKI is absolutely the right decision.
    And for Russia, a useful thing, now ours are actively working on the IL-476 / IL-76MD-90A, so that excess foreign exchange earnings will not hurt.

    On the submarines, to be honest, I do not really believe it (namely, according to type 877 "Halibut"). India Street French Scorpions, according to future plans, they are definitely looking for a submarine with an air-independent installation. Maybe it’s about Amur? Then, it would not be bad.
  9. afrikanez
    afrikanez 29 October 2015 18: 27
    Wouldn't it really be paid in rupees? Interestingly, the dollar seems to be becoming unnecessary?
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 29 October 2015 20: 32
    The Indians need to offer a joint venture for the production of military equipment and transfer the joint venture patent for the same BMP-2 into ownership, following the example of Bramos. I think there is a lot of what Indians want to produce using such a system.