MiG-29K fighter jets inducted into Indian Navy

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MiG-29K fighter jets inducted into Indian Navy
Dabolin, Feb 19: The Russian-made MiG-29K maritime fighter aircraft on Friday, Feb 19, were inducted into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister AK Antony.

Four MiG 29Ks of the 'Black Panthers' squadron were inducted at a ceremony that was also attended by Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.

India had placed orders for 16 MiG-29K in 2004 along with Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier from Russia, four of which landed in India on Dec 4, 2009.

The MiG 29Ks will be based on under-construction aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed as INS Vikramaditya.

A senior official said, "For operating the fleet of MiG 29Ks, India had sent 10 pilots for training to Russia and also to the US," he said.

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