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Iran in talks with Russia to purchase fighter jets

IANS  |  Tehran 

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that is in negotiations with to purchase Su-30 fighter jets.

Dehqan said any purchase of military planes from should include receiving the technology as well, Xinhua news agency reported.

Moscow has accepted Tehran's terms in the negotiations on "joint investment and supplying technology" besides selling Su-30 fighter jets, he said.

On Wednesday, the second-in-command of the Iranian Army said that plans to purchase more fighter jets to boost the country's air defence capabilities.

Earlier in November, held an international aviation exhibition to display the latest developments in the aircraft and aviation industry.

Iran deployed its MiG-29 and home-made Saeqeh fighter jets in addition to other types of warplanes, including F-4, F-14 and F-1.

The Russian Knights Acrojet team also displayed their capabilities during the air show.



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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 21:54 IST