Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation, especially in military aviation, has been making impressive headway, the Russian sate arms trader Rosoboronexport said in a letter on Tuesday to the Indian Air Force on the occasion of its 80th anniversary.
"More than 100 research and development projects are in the works at India's order under Russia's largest-scale military-technical cooperation program with foreign countries," the letter says.
"Military-technical cooperation between the two countries is not limited to purchases of ready-made products. Licensed production, joint research and development projects, and cooperation in developing new-generation systems are becoming a distinctive feature of Russian-Indian partnership," Rosoboronexport said.
"Russia and India have been implementing ambitious aircraft construction projects which are expected to give a strong impetus to the development of the Russian and Indian aircraft industries. The joint high-technology programs are an indicator of high-level bilateral strategic partnership and trust between the two countries," Rosoboronexport said.
The licensed production of Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter jets, the development of the BrahMos supersonic missile and cooperation under helicopter projects are examples of such cooperation, it said.