India recently signed a contract with Russia to buy 21 Mig-29 fighter jets after the deadly border conflict with China. Many experts questioned the need for acquiring ‘outdated’ Russian Mig-29s instead of potent Rafales jets.
However, the recent havoc created by MiG-29s in Libya serves as a reminder to all those who questioned why the Indian Air Force (IAF) acquired the ‘obsolete’ jet. Dodging radars, destroying targets and evading enemies in Libya, the Russian Mig-29 has proved that India’s decision to fighter was absolutely correct.
As reported earlier by the EurAsian Times, aviation experts had questioned India’s recent decision to purchase MiG-29s from Russia over the French Rafale. Many in fact, had labelled the purchase ‘wrong’.