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Record-breaking Cooperation between Russia and India in Defense Technology

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21.03.2019

Military and technical cooperation (MTC) between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India is developing at a powerfully rapid pace. Many experts are saying that India’s purchase of a Russian-made S-400 air defense system last year marks a real turning point in relations, and the two countries have taken several major steps to strengthen their cooperation within the very short space of time which has passed since then.

All the orders from India that Rosoboronexport (Russia’s only state intermediary agency for defense technology exports) has received total about $10 billion as of February 2019, which is already an industry record.

The Aero India 2019 international aerospace exhibition was held at the end of February 2019 in Bangalore, India. The exhibition is held in Bangalore every two years, and highlight of the 2019 show was a demonstration of India’s new military aircraft. Representatives arrived from all the top countries developing the most advanced aircraft and military equipment—the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, France and other countries—to compete for the vast market of the third most economically developed state in Asia. A strong delegation from Russia was among the most serious honored guests at Aero India 2019.

There were representatives from numerous companies involved in the Russian Federation’s defense industry, who gave guests a glimpse of Russia’s cutting-edge aviation, military and space technologies.

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) brought a number of new combat aircraft to the aerospace exhibition, including fighter jets: the multirole super-maneuverable Su-35, multirole Su-57 categorized as a fifth-generation jet fighter, MiG-35 (generation 4 ) and MiG-29K (designed for naval aviation), cargo aircraft, Yak combat training aircraft etc. It should be noted that the MiG-29K has already gained a lot of popularity in India, and this deck-launched aircraft has........

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