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Indo-Russian Gen-5 fighter gets green light; $6 bn negotiated for joint R&D

Experts find 'no conflict with indigenous AMCA fighter'; prototypes will fly in India in 3 years

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

At least six PAK-FA prototypes are already participating in flight-testing and flying displays, such as at the recent Paris Air Show The decks are clear for the ministry of defence (MoD) to sanction the long-delayed Indo-Russian project to jointly develop a cutting-edge “Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft” (FGFA). Business Standard has learnt that an experts group, headed by Air Marshal (Retired) S Varthaman, submitted a report on July 7, finding the FGFA project would be beneficial to India. After MoD bureaucrats objected to the FGFA project on the grounds that it ...

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First Published: Sun, July 30 2017. 23:59 IST
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