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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov visited India with President Vladimir Putin in January (epa) February 8, 2007 -- India's Air Force chief says India is set to sign a contract to buy 40 Sukhoi-30 fighter planes from Russia by the end of March.


S.P. Tyagi said the planes would cost some $40 million each and would be delivered within three years. Moscow, a Cold War ally of India, is seeking to secure its position as India's main weapons supplier.


(compiled from agency reports)

Russian Arms Exports

Russia's advanced S-300 air-defense system (epa file photo)

BOOM TIMES: In 2005, Russia sold more than $6 billion in weapons to more than 60 countries around the world. The state arms exporter says it has $17 billion in orders in hand....(more)


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