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    Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said that Moscow and New Delhi are preparing documents to tie up a contract on modernization of the Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter.

    BENGALURU (India) (Sputnik) Moscow and New Delhi are preparing documents to tie up a contract on modernization of the Russian-designed Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Vladimir Drozhzhov said Wednesday.

    "We have a very good work in this sphere, all the necessary contract documents related to the modernization of Su-30MKI aircraft are being prepared," Drozhzhov said.

    Russia will take part in India's tender on the delivery of 400 fighter jets, the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said.

    "We will certainly participate in this tender, and even before the announcement of the tender, we sent our proposals to India," Vladimir Drozhzhov told reporters at the 11th Aero India air show.

    Drozhzhov said Moscow would offer MiG and Sukhoi project aircraft to New Delhi.

    The delivery of Russia's S-400 air defense systems to India is unlikely to get underway this year, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation deputy director said.

    "There are two sides, Russia and India. There are contract negotiations. As soon as the contract is signed, then there will be an answer to the question when the deliveries will take place. I think probably not in 2017," Vladimir Drozhzhov said at a press conference.

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