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)