Indian Def Minister Off To Russia: FGFA, MRTA & Gorshkov On Table

Indian Minister A.K. Antony leaves Monday on a three-day visit to Moscow (3-5 Oct 2011) to co-chair the 11th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) with his Russian counterpart A.E. Serdyukov.

The two sides will review progress on the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), Admiral Gorshkov, delivery of frigates and Multi-Role Transport Aircraft will come for discussion at the meeting. The two sides will also deliberate upon aspects relating to licensed manufacture and maintenance of T-90 tanks and Su-30MKI aircraft in India.

Accompanying the Minister will be a delegation including Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma, Secretary Defence Production Shekhar Aggarwal, armed forces officers Lt Gen M.S. Buttar (Chief of Staff, Western Command), Air Marshal R.K. Sharma (IAF deputy chief), Vice Admiral N.N. Kumar (Controller Warship Production & Acquisition), Chief Controller of Research & Development of DRDO Dr Avinash Chander, HAL chief Ashok Nayak and DG Acquisition Vivek Ray.

Photo / Via Flightglobal

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