A spokesman for the Indian Defense Ministry confirmed yesterday that India would buy 40 Sukhoi-30 multi-role jet fighters. He said the cabinet had approved the deal the previous evening. (Itar-Tass, November 14) The two-seat Su-30MK is an advanced variant of the Su-27 and was designed to replace the Su-24 strike aircraft. It can carry air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons and also incorporates enhanced maneuverability features.
Chinese Air Force Chief Visits Russia.