"We want to get 166 single rooms and 48 double perspective of combat vehicles (FGFA) by 2017," — said the Air Force Commander Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne on Monday at a press conference in New Delhi.
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The military commander, recently has taken up the post, commented on the request of the journalists agenda of the 11th session of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation (MTC), which will be held in Moscow from 4th to 5th October.
According to him, "in a meeting co-chairmen: Indian Defence Minister Arakaparambila Curia Anthony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov — a theme FGFA will be one of the most important."
"Until now, the contract was at a preliminary stage. In 2012, when negotiations begin on the next phase — the design of aircraft directly, it will be tough for his promotion of both sides, "- said the commander in chief of the Indian Air Force.
Brown also said that during his visit to Moscow Anthony will discuss options based customer representatives in Russia — Air India and Indian companies and organizations involved in the joint project — gosaviapredpriyatii Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and DRDO (of the Defence Research and Development ) — to monitor its implementation.
"According to preliminary estimates, in 2017 we will be able to adopt the first batch of ultra-modern fighter jets, although, of course, much will depend on the test results," — he added, "Interfax".
According to the newspaper VIEW, before it became known that the Indian Air Force intend to buy another 59 Mi-17V5, in addition to the already booked and started to arrive in the country 80 machines of this type.