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India wants to buy Russian spare parts for military equipment, the media are writing

India intends to sign with Russia a defense contract worth $ 800 million for the supply of spare parts and weapons, told the publication Defense News with reference to the representative of the Indian Ministry of defense.

Another representative of the defense Ministry of India said that the country has asked the Russian rapid supply of spare parts for su-30MKI fighters, submarines Kilo-class and T-90 tanks as well as missiles and ammunition for the fighters, tanks, warships and submarines Russian production. The publication does not specify if the request is within the contract.

Last week, the defense Ministry of India announced that the Council for defence procurement of the country approved the purchase from Russia of 21 MiG-29 and upgrade in the country's air force 59 of these fighters worth more than $ 984 million.

India is one of the largest partners of Russia in military-technical cooperation. The most significant contracts signed with this country, are the agreements on supply of air defense systems s-400, frigates of project 11356 and subsequent technology transfer. At the final stage are the negotiations about the delivery and localization in India's light helicopter Ka-226T (200 cars, 40 of them will be delivered to Russian Federation, and the rest of the 160 - assembled in India). In 2018, Russia won the tender for the supply of portable antiaircraft-rocket complexes "the Needle-With".