In December Russian border guards have detained 40 transgressors at the Tajik-Afghan border, said the press service of the Russian border troops in Tajikistan. They prevented 5 attempts of border transgression. There were three armed conflicts between Russian border guards and outnumbering violators. Once border guards were fired at from Afghan territory. In addition, Russian border guards have seized more than 80 kilogrammes of drugs, including 55 kilogrammes of heroine, at the Tajik-Afghan border in December. They have discovered three caches with drugs and ammunition. In December 2001 border checkpoints handled 26,500 people, including about 24,000 foreigners.
Officials with the Indian Air Force believe that Russia's fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet does not correspond to required characteristics and is inferior to the American F-35 and F-22