He also said he had held talks with his Indian counterpart, George Fernandes, discussing possible deliveries of Russian-made Tu-22 non-strategic naval bombers to India.
In comments on future contracts, Mr Ivanov stressed that military-technological co-operation was a sensitive area and declined to name the cost of future contracts.
"As you know, the weaponry is supplied for more than one or even five years, and will, therefore, have to be updated," added the minister.
He meant, above all, Su-30MKI and MiG-29 planes. "They will be operable for a rather long time and the delivery contracts, therefore, contain an update provision. Options are, therefore, a possible prospect," said Mr Ivanov.