Friday, September 30, 2011

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

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

India should also be involved in the project of Russian stealth bomber PAK-DA

Anonymous said...

The Aircraft carrier Admiral Garbage should have been called Airavat - white elephant!

That was a total rip-off and utter and complete waste of every paisa spent.

Thank you MoD (also called Ministry of Dullards) for that epic boondoggle.

Anonymous said...

Defense requirements changed sooo fast. Just years ago we were happy with mig-21s.
Anyway cooperation with Russia is key to success. Euro union is the model. It would be dumb to spend billions alone on R&D.Defense requirements changed sooo fast. Just years ago we were happy with mig-21s.
Anyway cooperation with Russia is key to success. Euro union is the model. It would be dumb to spend billions alone on R&D.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

I don't know what you have done to
your blog, but it takes a hell lot of time to load your page even on a T1 connection. May be it is the integration with facebook and twitter and other sites that is playing havoc with your blog.

Previously, even with all the video content, it used to load quite fast. Its not that my machine
has become slow because I can still
stream HD content w/o interruptions.

Mr. Ra said...

The vital defense cooperation between India and Russia should be strengthened. Obviously Russia need to hurry in these matters to control the mutual cost escalations.

Anonymous said...

Russian helicopters arrive in India
http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/09/30/57251223.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 8:52 PM, thanks for the uneducated view on R&D.
R&D is not about building a sports car without learning the making of modern fuel injection system, specifics of fluid dynamics to remodel the the car outer body and management of different systems. R&D is the other way round.

Has we not learnt to build the firs car, we would not have different car variants on road.

People like you are most welcome in Indian R&D organisation, who throw the R&D concept in air. Good on people like you, for we have been forced to move to private industries or abrod.

Anonymous said...

So any kickbacks to out respected ministers at least we can get some share in projects