Russia, India discuss FGFA advanced fighter, Su-30MKI upgrade

The India-Russia intergovernmental commission on military and technical cooperation held a meeting in New Delhi.

Indian and Russian defence delegations discussed joint defence projects and defence issues of mutual interest, in particular, the Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) and the upgrade of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter, the sources at the Indian Defence Ministry sources told Sputnik.

On Wednesday, the India-Russia intergovernmental commission on military and technical cooperation held a meeting in New Delhi, bringing together the delegations headed by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar.

"We discussed… the FGFA project and [upgrade] of SU-30MKI which is presently India's priority," the sources said on Wednesday.

The Russian-Indian FGFA has stealth capabilities and is based on the Russian T-50 prototype jet. The FGFA project came about following the signing of a Russian-Indian cooperation agreement on October 18, 2007.

First published by Sputnik.

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