Thursday, March 19, 2009

IAF - Russian MIG-29 Fleet Grounding issue

As Russia is re-designing its defense system and making fundamental changes in air-defense, India is taking few gasps.
Russia has decided to largely grounded MiG-29 fleet, On the other hand Indian Air Force has decided not to ground its own MiG-29 squadrons for the moment.

Senior IAF officer explained that Mig-29 will continue to fly from airbases at Halwara and Jamnagar, he also emphasized the MIG-29 importance in coastal airbases of Jamnagar. Jamnagar is biggest airbase that is hosting MIG-29 fleets, MIG-29 are "all-weather air-superiority" fighters that constitute a critical element of India's "air defense capabilities" along the western front.

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