OREANDA-NEWS  India is negotiating with Russia to supply 21 MiG-29 fighters in a short time due to the lack of combat aircraft. This writes The Economic Times, citing sources in the Indian government.

According to them, negotiations began last month. Sources say that one fighter will cost the Indian air force in $40.2 million, and the total purchase amount will be $846,6 million included the arming and training of staff.

According to the newspaper, the MiG-29 are much cheaper than the French "Rafal", but Russian fighters belong to the older generation. "We were offered a very reasonable price, and we study and evaluate the proposal," the sources said.

Another source in the system of military-technical cooperation reports that India has already sent an application for the purchase of 21 MiG-29.

On February 2, was reported that Russia had received an application from India for the purchase of SU-30MKI fighter Assembly kits at the Indian Corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to sources of the media, the contract is important for Russian aircraft manufacturers, as the Irkutsk aviation plant needs to load capacity before the serial production of the MS-21 passenger liner. In total, the plant supplied India with 272 fighters, of which 50 were assembled, and the remaining 222 were presented in the form of Assembly kits.

MiG-29 (NATO: Fulcrum) — the Soviet and Russian fighter of the fourth generation. It was designed to destroy all types of air targets in simple and difficult weather conditions. Today, depending on the configuration and modification of the cost of the machine can reach $25 million.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of defense of Hungary put up for sale decommissioned MiG-29.