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Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy

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The Indian Navy has formally taken delivery of Russian-made MiG-29K (Fulcrum) fighters, which will eventually be deployed on an aircraft carrier being refitted in Russia

The Indian Navy has formally taken delivery of Russian-made MiG-29K (Fulcrum) fighters, which will eventually be deployed on an aircraft carrier being refitted in Russia

© RIA Novosti . Evgeny PakhomovThe Indian Navy has formally taken delivery of Russian-made MiG-29K (Fulcrum) fighters, which will eventually be deployed on an aircraft carrier being refitted in Russia
Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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The Indian Navy has formally taken delivery of Russian-made MiG-29K (Fulcrum) fighters, which will eventually be deployed on an aircraft carrier being refitted in Russia
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovThe MiG-29K features an improved airframe, a collapsible wing ensuring enhanced take-off/landing characteristics, low radar cross-section, advanced weaponry, and midair refueling capability
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The MiG-29K features an improved airframe, a collapsible wing ensuring enhanced take-off/landing characteristics, low radar cross-section, advanced weaponry, and midair refueling capability
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovCapt. Sheokand is one of the first Indian pilots to have completed a training course to fly the MiG-29K
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Capt. Sheokand is one of the first Indian pilots to have completed a training course to fly the MiG-29K
© RIA Novosti . Evgeny PakhomovThe Indian Navy has named its MiG-29K squadron the "Black Panthers." The fighters will be based at an airfield in the state of Goa on India's west coast until the Admiral Gorshkov joins the Navy under the name of INS Vikramaditya
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The Indian Navy has named its MiG-29K squadron the "Black Panthers." The fighters will be based at an airfield in the state of Goa on India's west coast until the Admiral Gorshkov joins the Navy under the name of INS Vikramaditya
© RIA Novosti . Evgeny PakhomovThe ceremony, held at the Hansa airbase, was attended by top Indian military officials, including Defense Minister A K Antony (center), and a Russian delegation led by Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Khristenko
Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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The ceremony, held at the Hansa airbase, was attended by top Indian military officials, including Defense Minister A K Antony (center), and a Russian delegation led by Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Khristenko
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovRSK MiG General Director Mikhail Pogosyan: “Russia and India have extensive experience in cooperation in the defense industry”
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RSK MiG General Director Mikhail Pogosyan: “Russia and India have extensive experience in cooperation in the defense industry”
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovIndian aircraft performing demonstration flights
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Indian aircraft performing demonstration flights
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovNaval reconnaissance aircraft, helicopter gunships, and Sea Harrier VTO fighters took to the skies


Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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Naval reconnaissance aircraft, helicopter gunships, and Sea Harrier VTO fighters took to the skies


© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovMiG-29Ks will eventually replace Sea Harriers
Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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MiG-29Ks will eventually replace Sea Harriers
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovDefense Minister A K Antony in the cockpit of a MiG-29K
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Defense Minister A K Antony in the cockpit of a MiG-29K
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovA K Antony said the entry into service of the MiG-29K carrier fighters marked a "milestone" for the Indian Navy: "The induction of MiG-29K fighters into the naval inventory fulfills a long standing requirement of our Navy"
Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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A K Antony said the entry into service of the MiG-29K carrier fighters marked a "milestone" for the Indian Navy: "The induction of MiG-29K fighters into the naval inventory fulfills a long standing requirement of our Navy"
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovRussia and India signed a contract in 2004 for the delivery of 12 single-seat MiG-29K and four two-seat MiG-29KUB fighters to be deployed on the Admiral Gorshkov, currently being retrofitted in Russia for the Indian Navy
Russian MiG-29K fighters enter service with Indian Navy - Sputnik International
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Russia and India signed a contract in 2004 for the delivery of 12 single-seat MiG-29K and four two-seat MiG-29KUB fighters to be deployed on the Admiral Gorshkov, currently being retrofitted in Russia for the Indian Navy
© RIA Novosti . Evgeni PakhomovThe MiG-29KUB has identical specifications as the MiG-29K but with tandem twin seat configuration. The first MiG-29KUB developed for the Indian Navy made its maiden flight on 22 January 2007


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The MiG-29KUB has identical specifications as the MiG-29K but with tandem twin seat configuration. The first MiG-29KUB developed for the Indian Navy made its maiden flight on 22 January 2007


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