Read this latest news - http://www.flightglobal.com/article...-to-order-42-more-hal-produced-su-30mkis.html The whole thing is getting confusing .......Just how many Sukhois is India going to have eventually ?? ......Is it 272 , or more than 300 ?? The original contract envisaged 40 to be produced in Russia and 140 in India. Then 10 more were added to be produced in Russia ,as Indonesia , which was going to buy them had suffered an economic crisis ,and could not afford them . When pak declared its intention of buying F-16s , we bought another 40 sukhois . In mid 2010 came the news of contract of another 42 to be signed with Russia ......and now another 42 to be made by HAL?? What is the actual number ??