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    Russian Company Ready to Supply Fighters for New Indian Aircraft Carrier

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    Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG is ready to deliver the required number of naval MiG-29K/KUB multirole fighter aircraft for the new Indian Vishal aircraft carrier, a company spokeswoman, Anastasia Kravchenko, said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Indian media reported that Delhi requested four manufacturers' proposals to supply fighter aircraft designed for the new carrier, capable to carry over 50 aircraft.

    "MiG and the Indian Defense Ministry are long-term partners, we are bound by lasting successful cooperation. Of course, we are ready to supply fighters for a new aircraft carrier," Kravchenko told RIA Novosti.

    The Russian manufacturer supplied India with the similar aircraft for the Indian Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.

    The MIG Corporation is planning to finalize the delivery of 29 MiG-29K fighters to India by 2016 according to a contract signed in 2010.

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