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U.S. reaction to India’s possible purchase of MiG-35 fighter jets from Russia


On February 3, during “Aero India 2021”, it was announced that Russia and India reached a preliminary agreement on the joint production of Russian MiG-35 fighter jets in India, as well as an agreement that Russia will transfer a number of technologies for the production of this fighter to India on exclusive terms, in case Russian fighter wins the tender for the supply of 110 fighter jets for the needs of the Indian Air Force.

The U.S. reacted very interestingly and very controversially to the news that India plans to sign a contract with Russia for the supply and production of 100 MiG-35 fighters. Moreover, the U.S. even gave an explanation why the purchase of Russia’s newest fighter will be a very good decision!

So, a fairly popular American, military-analytical edition “The Military Watch Magazine“I published a story, the authors of which comment on the information that appeared in the Indian media about how Delhi is preparing to sign a contract for the purchase of 100 MiG-35 fighter jets from Russia, totaling about 5 billion U.S. dollars, was the reason for a very unexpected and highly controversial reaction. This is in fact directly contrary to the “myth” imposed on the world by the U.S. leadership that American weapons are the best in the world and are suitable for all countries of the world for their own security!

In general, experts of the American edition say that it is the purchase of MiG-35 fighter jets from Russia that will allow India to quickly increase the qualitatively quantitative composition of the fleet of fighters of the Indian Air Force. Which, in turn, as noted, are now carrying out a systematic decommissioning of the miG-21 BIS fighters in service, as well as plans to write off MiG-27 and Mirage 2000 fighter-bombers. This, in turn, according to the authors of the published material, creates a need for India to quickly replenish about 42 squadrons.

Moreover, the authors note that it is the purchase of these fighters from Russia and the started own production of light fighters Tejas, will allow India to do it not only quickly, but also qualitatively! Since the Russian MiG-35 fighter jet is said to be a leader in India from the very beginning.

Moreover, experts of the American edition note that the Russian Fighter MiG-35, has a very high level of compatibility with the existing infrastructure for the maintenance of MiG-29 fighters in service with India. As well as, as noted by the columnists of the publication, the newest Russian fighter today has a number of advanced technologies, such as AFAR, REB, artificial intelligence. It also has the latest missiles in its armament and, as it is noted, has the ability to integrate laser weapons. In general, as noted, this fighter makes the best solution for India. That in turn, as we understand, to say that the U.S. in fact recognized our fighter as the best and moreover even explained why the MiG-35 is a priority for Indian fighter.

In general, experts of the American edition say that it is the purchase of MiG-35 fighter jets from Russia that will allow India to quickly increase the qualitatively quantitative composition of the fleet of fighters of the Indian Air Force. Which, in turn, as noted, are now carrying out a systematic decommissioning of the miG-21 bison fighters in service, as well as Jaguar, Mirage 2000 fighter-bombers. This, in turn, according to the authors of the published material, creates a need for India to quickly replenish about 42 squadrons.

Moreover, the authors note that the purchase of these fighters from Russia and the started own production of light fighters Tejas, will allow India to do it not only quickly, but also qualitatively! Since the Russian MiG-35 fighter jet is said to be a leader in India from the very beginning.

Moreover, experts of the American edition note that the Russian Fighter MiG-35, has a very high level of compatibility with the existing infrastructure for the maintenance of MiG-29 fighters in service with India. As well as noted by the columnists of the publication, the newest Russian fighter today has a number of advanced technologies, such as AFAR, REB, artificial intelligence. It also has the latest missiles in its armament and, as it is noted, has the ability to integrate laser weapons. In general, according source this fighter makes the best solution for India. That in turn, as we understand, to say that the U.S. in fact recognized russian fighter as the best and moreover even explained why the MiG-35 is a priority for Indian fighter.

Moreover, the authors of the published material note that the Russian fighter of Generation 4.5th is also beneficial for India in the sense that Russia is ready to transfer a number of production technologies and moreover is ready for the joint production of these fighters in India.

 


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