12 November 2012, 20:25

India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia

India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia

India plans to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia until 2012.

The total number of the Su-30 fighter jets in the Indian air forces will reach 270, one of the chiefs of the Rosoboronexport Agency, Sergei Kornev, said.

Kornev will lead the Rosoboronexport delegation at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China -2012 that will open in Zhuhai on November 13th.

The draft contract has already been submitted to the Indian side for approval. The first shipment of the Su-30 fighter jets arrived in India in 1996.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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