- Sep 15, 2021
"Forced" yes, both IN & Russian Navy choosed mig 29k becz there is no other options available, wait there is one - F35B, may be US consider selling F22 to IAF in MRFA.You are misinformed wrt Mig-29k.
The IN was forced to go with the MiG-29K as part of the Admiral Gorshkov (INS Vikramadatya) deal.
In 2010, it was reported that India and Russia were close to signing a deal for 29 MiG-29K fighters to operate from IAC-1 but it was never offical and no such deal was signed. From 2012 Rafale started to be considered for IAC-1 and slowly Mig-29k was dropped.