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MiG not afraid of Lockheed, Tata deal to build F-16 fighters in India

"Make in India" initiative required some changes in Moscow's approach, said MiG General Director

Reuters  |  Paris 

Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after US arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.  India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers must build the planes in India to boost the domestic industrial base and cut outright imports. MiG General Director Ilia Tarasenko told Reuters in a written interview that his company had been ...

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First Published: Sun, June 25 2017. 00:12 IST