India has signed two agreements with Russia on 17 March 2017 for long-term support to the Su-30 MKI fleet of the #Indian Air Force (IAF).

It is expected to improve the maintenance and serviceability of the aircraft.

#Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that produces #Su-30 MKI under licence, signed one of the agreements with PJSC United Aircraft Corporation of Russia, for the supply of spares and technical assistance for five years.

The second agreement was signed by HAL with #JSC United Engine Corporation for the supply of spares for engines of Russian-origin.

India has around 230 Su-30 MKIs, designed by the #Irkut Corporation specifically for India and produced by HAL at Nashik, Maharashtra. India has overall ordered for 272 Su-30 MKIs.

HAL Chairman and Managing Director T. Suvarna Raju and the President of United Aircraft Corporation of Russia, #Y.B. Slyusar signed an agreement, in the presence of the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and the Russian #Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov at the inaugural session of the #India-Russia Military Industrial Conference, in New Delhi on March 17, 2017.