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India To Buy 40 Sukhoi Jets By March

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)

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