TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
India, Russia inks long term pacts for maintenance of Sukhoi jets
India and Russia inked long term agreement for maintenance and technical support for Sukhoi -30MKI jets of Indian Air force .
The pact has inked between Hindustan Aeronautics ltd from India and United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation of Russia in the presence of India’s finance cum defence minister Arun Jaitley and Russian industry and trade minister Denis Manturov during first India-Russia Military Industrial Conference.
About the Agreement:
- As per the Agreement, United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation of Russia will supply Hindustan Aeronautics ltd with spares, engines and technical assistance for 5 years.
- It also speed up for getting the spares in just a week, instead of waiting for one to two years.
- India and Russia was a long standing defence partner and most of India’s defence platforms and weapons are from Russia, so maintenance and technical support from Russia is most important.
- Currently Indian Air Force has 230 Sukhoi MKI jets and it is expected to rise to 270 jets in the future.