More MiG 29K aircraft to be inducted into Navy: Admiral Verma
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, on Saturday said that more MiG 29K aircraft and helicopters would be inducted into the Indian Navy in the next two years.
Talking to media after the commissioning of INS Shakti, a fleet tanker, at the Naval Dockyard on Saturday, he said 29 MIG 29K aircraft and 16 helicopters would be acquired within two years.
Earlier, 16 aircraft of this class, (12 fighter and 4 trainee aircraft) had been acquired.
The Navy Chief also said that aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya would be delivered to the Indian Navy as per the schedule, and Italy was extending cooperation for another aircraft carrier, being built by the Cochin shipyard.
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