The volume of the Indian orders for Russian arms reached 11 billion

  • Su-30MKI Indian Air Force
  • Su-30MKI Indian Air Force

Orders for Russian weapons, placed by the Ministry of Defence of India, is now about $ 10.8 billion. On this, as reported RIA Novosti, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia Vyacheslav Dzirkaln. The total volume of foreign orders is about $ 35 billion.

In mid-March 2012 the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) updated database on global import and export of weapons. According to new data, the largest importer of arms and military equipment in 2011 for the fifth consecutive time India has become. In 2007-2011, India imported military production of 12.65 billion U.S. dollars, of which 10.6 billion fell on Russian supplies.

Russia has traditionally been the largest supplier of arms and military equipment in India. Among the largest supply of weapons to India in the past five years are 120 Su-30MKI fighters and decked MiG-29K/KUB. In addition, armed India are multipurpose helicopters Mi-17V-5 and main battle tanks T-90S tanks.

February 15, 2012 Director FSMTC Mikhail Dmitriev announced that in 2011 Russia exported arms and military equipment for $ 13.2 billion in general terms to 11.6 billion. Plan on military exports for 2012 is 13.5 billion dollars.

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