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Russia ready to create 5th generation fighter in cooperation with India


Russia is ready to create the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) in cooperation with India, and a contract under which India could purchase Russia's Su-57 fighters may become a positive signal toward activating the effort, Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov has said in an interview with Sputnik.


Russia ready to create 5th generation fighter in cooperation with India Su-57, on which the FGFA is based (Picture source: Air Recognition)


"We are ready to continue negotiations on the fifth-generation fighter. An important event has happened in the Su-57 program, the Russian Defense Ministry has placed an order for 76 fighters. I believe this is a positive signal for our Indian partners, and we will discuss the specific formats of cooperation," Manturov said.

The head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev, told Sputnik back in August 2018 that the project of the Russian-Indian cooperation on the FGFA had been frozen, but there still was a possibility to resume dialogue.

The FGFA is part of India's government policy Make in India. Its is expected to be developed jointly by Russia's Sukhoi Company and India's Hindustan Aeronautics.